There is a diverse selection of productions for you to enjoy; there are shows to make you laugh and entertain you, as well as thought-provoking work providing an opportunity to explore important issues and big ideas.
The Auditorium is this year offering of the most renowned and beloved shows in theatre history, including ‘Gypsy’ - a musical about an ambitious showbiz mother and her daughter's pursuit of success; ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ - a critically acclaimed play about a former southern belle and her tumultuous relationship with her sister's husband; ‘Brief Encounter’ - a romantic play about a housewife and a doctor who fall in love despite being married to others; and ‘Group Portrait in a Summer Landscape’ - a story about a family coming together during the Scottish Independence referendum.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre now offers performances in the main Auditorium which can seat upto 544 audience members; a more intimate Studio which seats 172 audience members over two levels; and outdoor Amphitheatre which can accommodate up to 120 audience members, as well as the Bandstand area on the front lawn of the Theatre building.
Pitlochry Theatres plays can rival those put on at the top London and Edinburgh playhouses. It attracts the very best actors who are supported by superb scenery produced by the theatre's own in-house team. In addition, the theatre has a full programme of in-house & online concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, exhibitions, tour and talks through the year.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre is nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Highland Perthshire, and offers a truly enchanting setting for theater enthusiasts. Surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking views, the theater provides a unique and immersive experience for both performers and audience members.
The Theatre's early beginnings
In 1951, John Stewart had the vision to create a 'theatre in the hills'. Initially starting life in a huge tent in the Grounds of Knockendarroch House in Lower Oakfield. The new purpose-built theatre opened in 1981 and has gone from strength to strength.
Tickets are available to purchase from www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com, or Just the Ticket, its ticket office on the main street in Pitlochry, or by calling Box Office on 01796 484626.