Enjoy a Spectacular Experience at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Nestled on the bank of the river Tummel, just below the Pitlochry Dam lies the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, a must-visit destination for anyone staying in Pitlochry and is a pleasant 10-15 minute walk from Atholl Villa. The theatre has a rich history dating back to 1951 when it was established by John Stewart - who was inspired by the success of the Edinburgh International Festival - to provide entertainment to visitors to the town.

Initially, the theatre performed in a tent, but in 1952, a permanent theatre was built. Since then, the theatre has undergone several renovations and expansions, with the most recent being in 2019. The theatre now boasts six performance spaces, including a 554-seat main auditorium and a 120-seat studio theatre. Over the years, it has grown to become a world-renowned theatre that attracts visitors from all over the globe.

The Pitlochry Festival Theatre is known for its diverse programme that caters to all tastes. From classic plays to contemporary productions, there is something for everyone. The theatre's unique setting, surrounded by stunning scenery, adds to the overall experience, making it an unforgettable visit. Visitors can enjoy a pre-show meal or drinks at the theatre's restaurant before settling down to watch a performance. With its warm and welcoming atmosphere, the theatre is the perfect place to spend an evening with friends or family.

The theatre is known for its summer season, which runs from May to October and features a range of plays, from classic dramas to contemporary comedies. The theatre also hosts a winter season.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is a must-visit destination for theatre lovers visiting Scotland. Its stunning location, impressive facilities, and rich history make it a unique and unforgettable experience for all who attend.

The theatre also has a range of facilities for disabled visitors, including wheelchair access, accessible toilets, and a hearing loop system. If you have any specific requirements, the theatre staff are happy to help and can provide assistance where needed.

In addition to the facilities and services, the theatre also offers a range of events and activities throughout the year, including workshops, talks, and tours. Visitors can also take a backstage tour of the theatre, which provides a fascinating insight into the world of theatre production.

Download a copy of the Pitlochry Theatre 2024 season programme


Nan Shepherd: Naked and Unashamed – 24 May-6 July - Studio
Footloose– 31 May-26 September– Main Auditorium
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – 7 June-28 September – Main Auditorium
Sense and Sensibility– 21 June-27 September – Main Auditorium
Shirley Valentine – 4 July-28 September – Main Auditorium
The Secret Garden – 12 July-22 August – Amphitheatre
The Brenda Line – 15 August–18 September – Studio
Dido and Aeneas – 31 August–15 September – Amphitheatre

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