The Spring/Summer season in Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre is looking strictly on point with spectacular dance shows, world-class theatre and a stunning selection of comedy, music, festivals and family fun.

Dancers Danielle Tyrer and Siobhan Marshall struck a pose with the new style brochure, now available in both city centre venues.

They will perform as part of Perth Dance Festival in Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre in May, which is now expanded to include Screen.Dance, Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen. Those lucky enough to have a ticket to the SOLD OUT Here Come the Boys can expect ballroom battles on Friday 21 June in Perth Concert Hall.

There are battles of a different type as “war o’ man versus the elements”, Perth Theatre’s production of Morna Young’s fishing drama Lost at Sea has its world premiere on Thursday 25 April, running until Saturday 4 May before touring around the country. Perth Theatre and House of Mirth’s dark comedy Marie continues its tour to intimate venues in Glasgow, Perthshire and Fife until mid-May. The Guitar Man stops off in Perth Theatre’s Joan Knight Studio on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 May to tell his story of love and loss. The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil is a ceilidh through Scotland’s past – and present in Perth Theatre on Wednesday 5 June. Perth Theatre, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Selladoor Productions and Investor present a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece Frankenstein from Thursday 5 until Saturday 21 September. And it’s all aboard the good ship Perth Theatre for high seas high jinks in family panto Sinbad from Saturday 30 November until Saturday 4 January.

Scots comedian Leah MacRae delves into the hilarious pages of My Big Fat Fabulous Diary in Perth Theatre on Sunday 2 June, Jimmy Carr is Terribly Funny in his brand-new show in Perth Concert Hall and it’s Bottoms Up! with Craig Hill in Perth Theatre in September.

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 get the music season off on a celebratory note in a 40th Anniversary gig in Perth Concert Hall on Wednesday 1 May. The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra carry on the mood with a celebration of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Fats Waller in Perth Concert Hall on Friday 3 May. Scotland’s leading contemporary folk band Breabach are joined by award-winning singer-songwriter Siobhan Miller for a Celtic Sessions gig in Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 4 May. The Monday Night Thing in Perth Theatre’s Joan Knight Studio continues with performances by Lucy Spraggan on Monday 6 May and Fergus McCreadie Trio on Monday 13 May. Southern Fried Festival favourite Yola makes a welcome return to Perth with a Joan Knight Studio gig on Wednesday 15 May. More musical stars heading to Perth include Jane McDonald in Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 4 July, Ben Folds in Perth Theatre on Wednesday 17 July and Ocean Colour Scene in Perth Concert Hall on Wednesday 31 July.

The classical music lover can enjoy a selection of top orchestras and performers including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 2 May. Lunchtime Concerts include Hebrides Ensemble on Monday 6 May and Dunedin Consort performing Bach and more on Monday 13 May. On Wednesday 12 June the Royal Scottish National Orchestra returns to Perth Concert Hall with RSNO Prom with the Ayoub Sisters, a fantastic and informal musical feast for the summer. An evening of iconic and stunning Viennese melodies awaits those who join Opera Bohemia for Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow in Perth Theatre on Friday 16 August.

Sound Symphony in Perth Theatre on Saturday 11 May lets young audiences with profound autism enjoy making music in a sensory-rich environment. Kids and their grown-ups can saddle up and roll on out for The Wild West Show with Funbox in Perth Concert Hall on Sunday 11 August.

Over 150 young people from Horsecross Arts Join In Groups will showcase their acting, singing and dancing skills in the Horsecross Youth Arts Festival from Wednesday 12 until Sunday 16 June. Honk! Jr Summer School from Monday 1 until Saturday 13 July is an opportunity for young people aged 5 to 18-years to create and perform a musical in two intense and fun weeks.

Perth Theatre’s wardrobe department opens its doors for three sewing workshops with resident costume makers – An Introduction to: Curtain Making on Wednesday 3 July, Basic Sewing Skills from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 July and Corsetry from Thursday 11 until Saturday 13 July.

May’s Perth Festival of the Arts combines global names such as Jools Holland, English Touring Opera and Lewis Capaldi with performances from top home-grown talent, as well as family shows, exhibitions and much more.

Contemporary art exhibitions in Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre’s Threshold artspaces include Fish-Work, the first solo exhibition in Scotland by artist and fisherman Corey Arnold, BAFTA award-winning artist and film-maker Ross Hogg and Canadian artist and filmmaker Marlene Millar.  

And with Perth Concert Hall’s Glassrooms Café and Perth Theatre Café and Bar serving up specially created menus to complement many of the shows, as well as tasty lunches, snacks, teas and coffees, there is much to look forward to in Perth this summer.

Browse the brochure for tickets and info or call Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031.

Monday 20 May 2019