Part of Live and Unlocked Perth Summer Festival
outside on Perth Concert Hall Plaza
Bard in the Yard
is an antidote to lockdown blues, as well as a moving and fun conversation between Shakespeare and you, the audience.
They say Shakespeare wrote Macbeth
in plague quarantine... what they don't say is that you helped, a lot. This ‘irresistible’
(The Guardian) play by author and director Victoria Gartner is ‘funny and moving, not to mention immersive’
William Shakespeare is stuck. Like, really stuck. Blank parchment stuck. He is trying to write a new masterpiece and has the weight of his company's eager return to the stage on his shoulders. What's more, his rival Ben Jonson, on top of making the best sourdough bread ever, also has a new play in the works... So he has decided to pick your brains and make sure this new show is the smash hit it is promising to be.
This year, you can help the Bard write Macbeth
! The play has been urgently requested by the King, on pain of all of our heads ending up on spikes.
Join us for this roller-coaster ride of classic monologues and plague quarantine travails, ‘delivered to perfection’
Age guidance: 10+
Approx running time: 70 mins
£10 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)
How it works
Ticket sales close 1 hour before the event.
All tickets must be bought in advance. If possible, please book your tickets online. If you can’t do this, you can email email@example.com
or leave a message by calling 01738 621031 and pressing 1 and a member of the Ticketing Services team will get back to you. Please note that wheelchair spaces can’t be booked online, please contact the ticketing team if you require this ticket type.
You can choose to save your ticket to your phone or print it off at home. Please don’t forget to bring it! If you are unable to print or save your ticket, a member of our Ticketing Services team will be on hand to advise you.
Seating will be reserved. When you book the system will automatically select the best available seats for you. Please note some seats may be restricted view.
The Plaza will be set as theatre style with 1m distancing between groups. Please make sure that you book tickets for the group that you’d like to sit with. If you have specific seating or access needs or would like to discuss your distancing requirements email firstname.lastname@example.org
Doors open 40 minutes before the event
- further information about timings will be sent in your pre-show communications. Please arrive promptly to allow for check in*. If you are attending in a household group, you should arrive together.
Face coverings should be worn inside the venue or when moving around
(unless you have a medical exemption) but may be removed whilst seated outside.
You’ll be able to purchase drinks and snacks on the day via a QR code. Orders will be brought to your seat.
Please dress for Scottish summertime
- be prepared for four seasons in one day with hats, sun cream and raincoats! The show will go on whatever the weather!
Please visit our Staying safe in our venues
webpage to find out more about what to expect from your visit.
*COVID-19 contact questions
Information correct as at 02 July 2021 - visit ScotGov
Live and Unlocked Perth Summer Festival is supported by EventScotland through Scotland's Events Recovery Fund and Perth & Kinross Council.