Each May, Perth Festival becomes the gem in Scotland's cultural calendar. With performances in Perth Theatre, Perth Concert Hall and other venues, the 10-12 day Festival features the best in classical music, theatre, rock, folk, jazz, literature and visual art. 

Perth Festival of the Arts celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2022 and will take place Wed 18 - Sun 29 May - visit the Perth Festival of the Arts website for more info.

Events

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Perth Concert Hall

The Brewin Dolphin Gala Opening Concert with Scottish Opera

Dates:
Thu 19 May 2022

Scottish Opera presents an eclectic programme of opera’s most moving pieces to open Perth Festival of the Arts 50th Anniversary Festival.

Perth Concert Hall

Jools Holland

Dates:
Fri 20 May 2022

Jools Holland returns this year with special guests, accompanied by the sound of his unforgettable 19-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Featuring Gilson Lavis, with special guest Eddi Reader, and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

Perth Theatre

RÊVERIE: The life and loves of Claude Debussy

Dates:
Fri 20 May 2022

Rêverie evokes Debussy’s complex emotional life through a personal and revealing journal, illuminated by a sequence of his most famous and atmospheric solo piano works.

St John's Kirk

Django's Journey - Children's Classic Concert

Dates:
Sat 21 May 2022

Children's Classic Concerts return to Perth Festival with their brand new children's show, Django's Journey.

Perth Theatre

Friends! The Musical Parody

Dates:
Sat 21 May 2022

Friends! The Musical Parody takes a hilarious look and remembers the TV phenomenon that ruled the 90’s and became a cultural institution with millions of fans across the globe. 

Perth Theatre

My Last Supper: One Meal, a Lifetime in the Making with Jay Rayner

Dates:
Sun 22 May 2022

In this life-affirming show, based on his latest book, Rayner investigates our fascination with last suppers and tells the stories of the killer dishes that would end up on his table.

Perth Concert Hall

SIOBHAN MILLER and RURA

Dates:
Sun 22 May 2022

A double-bill concert featuring award-winning singer-songwriter Siobhan Miller with her 6-piece band, followed by one of Scotland's most popular folk-based bands RURA.

St John's Kirk

Tenebrae – Queen of Heaven

Dates:
Mon 23 May 2022

Award-winning choir Tenebrae returns to Perth Festival of the Arts with a wide-ranging programme of music composed for the Virgin Mary.

Perth Theatre

Thunderstruck

Dates:
Mon 23 May 2022 - Tue 24 May 2022

The tragic and comic tale of the greatest bagpiper who ever lived comes to Perth Festival of the Arts fresh from its sell-out fringe run. 

St Ninian's Cathedral

Tommy Smith

Dates:
Tue 24 May 2022

Join one of the world's leading saxophonists Tommy Smith for an acoustic solo saxophone concert in glorious St Ninian's Cathedral as part of Perth Festival of the Arts.

Perth Concert Hall

Singing and Rainbows (0-2 years)

Dates:
Wed 25 May 2022

Join opera singers Colleen and Katie for a magical musical experience with your little one.

Perth Concert Hall

Singing and Rainbows (2-4 years)

Dates:
Wed 25 May 2022

Join opera singers Colleen and Katie for a magical musical experience with your little one.

Perth Concert Hall

The Music of James Bond… And Beyond

Dates:
Wed 25 May 2022

The internationally acclaimed BBC Big Band are joined by special guest vocalists, Emer McParland and Iain Mackenzie, in a unique concert celebrating the music of perhaps the world's most iconic movie franchise: James Bond.

Perth Theatre

Gordon Buchanan

Dates:
Wed 25 May 2022

One of the most prominent wildlife presenters and filmmakers working today, Gordon Buchanan’s journey is a remarkable story to tell.

Perth Theatre

Opera Bohemia - Madama Butterfly

Dates:
Thu 26 May 2022 - Fri 27 May 2022

Opera Bohemia, Scotland's professional touring company, makes its Perth Festival debut with an intimate chamber version of Puccini’s masterpiece, Madama Butterfly.

St Matthew's Church

Cross Trust Artists of the Year

Dates:
Thu 26 May 2022

The Cross Trust presents four award-winning artists with an evening of classical and jazz music.

St John's Kirk

The Voice of Desire

Dates:
Fri 27 May 2022

Scottish mezzo Rowan Hellier and pianist Sholto Kynoch present The Voice of Desire in this special lunchtime concert at Perth Festival of the Arts.

Perth Concert Hall

Twin Atlantic

Dates:
Fri 27 May 2022

Hot on the heels of their new album Transparency released in January, Twin Atlantic embark on a fresh run of May 2022 shows to celebrate 10 years of their career-changing Free album. 

Perth Concert Hall

Arctic Books Illustration Workshop with Jill Calder

Dates:
Sat 28 May 2022

The Picture Atlas and The Sea illustrator Jill Calder will take you on a creative journey to the dramatic icy lands around the Arctic Circle.

Perth Theatre

Eleanor's Story - Part 1

Dates:
Sat 28 May 2022

Ingrid Garner performs her internationally acclaimed, theatrical adaptation of her grandmother Eleanor Ramrath Garner's award-winning WWII memoir.

Perth Theatre

Eleanor's Story - Parts 1 & 2

Dates:
Sat 28 May 2022

A two-part ticket that gives access to Parts 1 & 2 of the award-winning production Eleanor's Story. 

Perth Theatre

Eleanor's Story - Part 2

Dates:
Sat 28 May 2022

The highly anticipated sequel to international sensation Eleanor's Story Part 1, detailing life after war. 

Perth Concert Hall

Scotland Trending Festival Weekend

Dates:
Sat 28 May 2022 - Sun 29 May 2022

Join us in a large marquee on Perth Concert Hall Plaza for two days of gigs showcasing the best of Scottish talent.

Perth Concert Hall

Black Dyke Band

Dates:
Sat 28 May 2022

Join the world famous Black Dyke Band for Perth Festival of the Arts 50th Anniversary Closing Concert.