Perth Festival of the Arts

Visual & Performing Arts

A rich variety of artists is on offer ranging from Nigel Kennedy and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to Radio 4 favourite and Goodie Tim Brooke-Taylor to Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

English Touring Opera will bring “The Barber of Seville” and “Eugene Onegin”. Other classical highlights include The Berlin Symphony Orchestra, “Swan Lake” by Peter Scaufuss Ballet from Copenhagen, early music choral group Stile Antico and a Celebration of the Life of Kathleen Ferrier.

Jazz is prominent too with Scottish jazz legend Carol Kidd,  Martin Taylor and Martin Simpson will perform together in an intimate gig at Perth Theatre.  Skipinnish will be taking to the stage for the Festival Ceilidh. Other events include Edinburgh Fringe Favourite “John Peel’s Shed” by John Osborne. There are many free events including daily lunchtime concerts by Perthshire Schools, Art on the River and lots of local exhibitions.

Perth Festival of the Arts is a highlight in the Year of Creative Scotland.

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