One of the top highlights in Scotland's cultural calendar

Perth Festival Of The Arts

15th MAY - 27th MAY 2017

Perth Concert Hall - Horsecross Arts Ltd

Mill Street
Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5HZ, Scotland
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One of the top highlights in Scotland's cultural calendar
Perth Festival of the Arts is an annual eleven day May Festival, founded in 1972, and taking place in Perth. Now in its 46th Year and is one of the oldest continuously running arts Festivals in Scotland, Perth Festival of the Arts started as an opera and classical music festival in the early'70s and now covers all artforms.
There's something in the programme for all the family. It's the place to be in May 2017. The programme ranges from Nigel Kennedy and The Moscow Philharmonic to Marcus Brigstocke, The View, Justin Currie and much more!

Horsecross Events - Nicola Benedetti in RecitalMonday 15th May 

Nicola Benedetti opens the Perth Festival of the Arts with an intimate evening’s recital Find out more HERE >>>

Wednesday 17th May

Martin Taylor and Alison Burns - 100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald. When you think of legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald, you think of the some of the greatest music ever performed. 2017 marks a very special year as one of the most loved entertainer of all time Ella Fitzgerald will be celebrated around the world with a series of commemorative events.Find out more HERE >>>

Thursday 18th May

ArTay - This annual art and craft exhibition consists of a very large marquee erected outside of Perth Concert Hall and will hold an exhibition of Scottish Contemporary Art and Craft. Find out more HERE >>> 
Tosca HorsecrossTosca English Touring Opera - Puccini’s Tosca is one of the world’s best-loved operas, brimming with lust, corruption and intrigue.Find out more HERE >>>
Schools Concerts - Daily Lunchtime Concerts by Perthshire Schools will take place in St John's Kirk. These concerts are free and donations are most welcome. Find out more HERE>>>

Friday 19th May

Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multiplatinum recording artist Jools Holland returns to Perth Festival once again and we can't wait! Find out more HERE>>> 

Saturday 20th May

Helena KayHelena Kay Recital - Helena Kay (tenor saxophone) and Peter Johnstone (piano) have been playing together since they met in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland and the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra. Find out more HERE >>> 
Tenebrae Choir - This concert features popular favourites and little known gems, rarely heard outside Russia. Find out more HERE >>>
The View - The View is the hottest indie band to come out of Dundee. Don’t miss them. Find out more HERE >>>

Sunday 21st May

Nigel KennedyPerth Youth Orchestra - This is an inspirational and uplifting event, and also, a great civic occasion. One of the great traditions of Perth Festival of the Arts, is our annual Festival Service in St John’s Kirk. Find out more HERE >>>
Nigel Kennedy - Nigel Kennedy has been acknowledged as one of the world's leading violin virtuosos and is, without doubt, one of the most important violinists Britain has ever produced. Find out more HERE >>>

Monday 22nd May 

Marcus Brigstocke - Why The Long Face? Regarded as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing stand up nationally to sell out audiences around the UK and globally at international comedy festivals. Find out HERE >>>

Tuesday 23rd May

Swinging at the Cotton Club. Swinging at The Cotton Club is the action-packed show celebrating the music, dance, and songs of the Cotton Club – New York City’s legendary nightclub of the 1920s and ‘30s.Find out more HERE >>>

Wednesday 24th May 

Treacherous OrchestraTreacherous Orchestra Adam Holmes and the Embers and Rachel Sermanni - Enjoy an evening of lively, diverse Scottish and Celtic folk-rock, from gentle ballads to foot stomping reels, performed by a trio of outstanding Scottish acts. Find out more HERE >>>

Thursday 25th May 

HMS Pinafore - Set sail on Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and join principal singers from the D’Oyly Carte and Carl Rosa Opera companies, with YOU, the audience taking on the roles of sailors, sisters, cousins and aunts. Find out more HERE >>> 

Friday 26th May 

Scottish Opera Pop upScottish Opera Pop-Up Roadshow - Scottish Opera is packing up its theatre on wheels and bringing two pop-up operas out on the road to Perth. Find out more HERE >>> 
Justin Currie and The Pallbearers -Currie will support the release of his new album This Is My Kingdom Now with a headline tour with his band The Pallbearers at Perth Concert Hall Find out more HERE >>>

Saturday 27th May

Childrens Classic Concerts - Join the clans of the Children’s Classic Concerts mighty mini-orchestra for a musical journey through the swirling mists of Scottish storytelling.Find out more HERE >>> 
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra - Freddy Kempf is one of today’s most successful pianists, performing to sell-out audiences all over the world. Exceptionally gifted with an unusually broad repertoire. Find out more HERE >>>

For more information on Perth Festival of the Arts check out their Website >>>