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

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.

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 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

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.

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

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.