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Perth Concert Hall Plaza

ArTay

Dates:
Thu 17 May: 10:00am

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

A large, tented gallery will be erected in Perth Concert Hall's plaza, displaying over 300 works of art.

Perth Concert Hall

The Marriage of Figaro

Dates:
Thu 17 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

English Touring Opera presents an energetic new production of one of the world’s most beloved operas, Mozart’s classic comedy The Marriage of Figaro.

Perth Theatre

Rossini's Greatest Arias

Dates:
Fri 18 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

A thrilling concert of highlights from Rossini’s greatest operas – his serious ones!

Perth Concert Hall

Jools Holland

Dates:
Fri 18 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multiplatinum recording artist Jools Holland returns this year accompanied by special guest Marc Almond and the unforgettable Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.

Perth Concert Hall

Children's Classic Concerts - Peter and the Wolf

Dates:
Sat 19 May: 11:00am

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Children’s Classic Concerts’ Essential Orchestra is back with a brand-new concert for 2018 featuring Prokofiev’s iconic fairytale Peter and the Wolf brought to life on stage by our very own musical characters.​

Perth Concert Hall

Illustration Workshop with Jill Calder

Dates:
Sat 19 May: 3:00pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Join award winning illustrator Jill Calder who will introduce you to her latest children’s book, The Picture Atlas and take you on an incredible journey from one side of the globe to another! 

Perth Concert Hall

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Dates:
Sat 19 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

The Grimethorpe Colliery band was formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for the workmen at the colliery. International fame came to the band with the making of the 1995 film Brassed Off.

Perth Theatre

The Nutcracker and I

Dates:
Sat 19 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

The Nutcracker and I by Alexandra Dariescu, is a new and innovative 50-minute live performance based on the magical Christmas story, for anyone who dares to dream with a pianist, ballerina and exquisite digital animations. 

Perth Theatre

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Dates:
Sun 20 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new one-woman show to the stage.

Perth Concert Hall

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Dates:
Sun 20 May: 8:00pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra.

Perth Theatre

An Evening with the Rev Richard Coles

Dates:
Mon 21 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

The Rev Richard Coles is one of the few celebrities to have successfully bridged the gap between pop music and the pulpit, but whatever the medium, the message he broadcasts is essentially witty, thought-provoking and always interesting.

St John's Kirk

Tenebrae Choir

Dates:
Tue 22 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Tenebrae offers the finest pairing of poetry and music in a range of works, some already treasured in the heart of the nation, with other masterpieces which might well join them.

Perth Theatre

Emma Johnson

Dates:
Wed 23 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

In Clarinet Goes to Town Emma Johnson traces the roots of traditional American jazz whilst paying tribute to some of the greatest clarinettists of all time.

Perth Concert Hall

Elephant Sessions, Fara and Siobhan Miller

Dates:
Wed 23 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Enjoy an evening of Celtic and Scottish music at its very best from three multi award winning Scottish acts.

Perth Theatre

Between The Crosses

Dates:
Thu 24 May: 6:45pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Between the recorded interviews, between the military records, between the silence, this new play explores a soldier’s untold emotional journey.

Perth Theatre

An Evening with Eric and Ern

Dates:
Thu 24 May: 8:00pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

This is a brilliant homage crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches, that hits all the right notes!

Perth Concert Hall

Song Cycle with David Jones

Dates:
Fri 25 May: 11:00am

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

En route from John O’Groats to Land’s End on his Brompton folding bike, prize-winning baritone David Jones pauses to perform Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel alongside folksongs from his journey.

Perth Concert Hall

Scottish Opera - A Little Bit of H.M.S. Pinafore

Dates:
Fri 25 May: 12:00pm - Sat 26 May: 3:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Scottish Opera is packing up its theatre on wheels and bringing two pop-up operas out on the road to Perth.

Perth Concert Hall

Scottish Opera - A Little Bit of Eugene Onegin

Dates:
Fri 25 May: 2:00pm - Sat 26 May: 12:00pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Scottish Opera is packing up its theatre on wheels and bringing two pop-up operas out on the road to Perth.

Perth Theatre

An Evening with Donald Maxwell

Dates:
Fri 25 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Donald Maxwell launches his first farewell tour at this year's Perth Festival.

St John's Kirk

Music on a Saturday Morning with Hannah Fisher and Friends

Dates:
Sat 26 May: 11:00am

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

This is the latest in our series of concerts where we feature musicians, who from the area, and have decided to make their careers in music.

Perth Theatre

Val McDermid in discussion with Fred MacAulay

Dates:
Sat 26 May: 3:00pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in crime writing. Her novels have been translated into 30 languages, sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Perth Concert Hall

The Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

Dates:
Sat 26 May: 7:30pm

Perth Festival of the Arts presents

The Dresden Philharmonic can look back on a 150-year-tradition as the orchestra of Saxony's capital Dresden. Ever since 1870, when Dresden was provided with its first large concert hall, its symphony concerts have been an integral element of the city's cultural life.