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  • The Guildtown Bluegrass Festival, near Perth
    The Guildtown Bluegrass Festival, near Perth
  • An illuminated Perth Concert Hall at night, Perth
    Perth Concert Hall, Perth
  • The crowd facing the main stage at T in the Park, Scotland's biggest music festival
    The main stage at T in the Park, Scotland's biggest music festival

There is a fantastic selection of music, dance and theatre events hosted in Perthshire throughout the year. From West End shows to gigs by big name acts or intimate acoustic performances in unique venues, there’s a great variety of concerts, festivals, theatre productions and more to choose from.

Summer sees the arrival of Scotland’s biggest music festival T in the Park. Join the crowds as the biggest acts descend upon Balado for three days of unforgettable music. Other great events including the 11-day Perth Festival of the Arts held in May, which in recent years has seen appearances by everyone from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to Van Morrison, and the Perthshire Amber Festival. Spearheaded by local singer-songwriter Dougie McLean, this hugely successful festival is held every autumn and hosts acoustic music in venues as diverse as Blair Castle and the Scottish Crannog Centre.

There are 14 Highland games held across the region during the summer months. Here you can watch traditional Highland sports like the hammer throw and the tossing of the caber, hear the rousing sound of bag pipes and see Highland dancers perform.

In the evening you can catch a performance at one of the region’s excellent performance venues. Perth boasts the modern Perth Concert Hall which offers a varied year-round programme featuring drama, music, comedy, dance, film, talks and more. The Pitlochry Festival Theatre, set against the picturesque backdrop of the rolling countryside of Highland Perthshire, is one of Scotland’s most esteemed theatrical institutions where you can enjoy classic works alongside new, cutting-edge productions.

Whatever time of year you choose to visit Perthshire, there are plenty of exciting music, dance and theatre events taking place across the region to keep you entertained.

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  1. NYOS Symphony Orchestra

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Perth

    Works by Shostakovich, Chisholm and Rachmaninov.

    Dates

    29 Jul 2015
  2. T In The Park 2015

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Auchterarder

    A three-day music festival with headliners including Kasabian, David Guetta and the Stereophonics.

    Dates

    10 Jul 2015 to 12 Jul 2015
  3. Rewind Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Perth

    Enjoy 80s music and other entertainment in the grounds of Scone Palace.

    Dates

    24 Jul 2015 to 26 Jul 2015
  4. A Little Night Music

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece is a deliciously funny exploration of love lost, love found and love rediscovered. With an achingly beautiful score performed by a large cast of actor-musicians, promises to be the most elegant, romantic PFT musical yet

    Dates

    22 May 2015 to 17 Oct 2015
  5. Handbell Harmony

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Dunkeld

    Solo handbell ringing.

    Dates

    6 May 2015 to 23 Sep 2015
  6. Pyrenees

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    A mysterious, tense, thought-provoking drama

    Dates

    20 Aug 2015 to 14 Oct 2015
  7. Pete Clark

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Perthshire's premier fiddler performs traditional airs and tunes.

    Dates

    14 Jul 2015
  8. Nicola Benedetti

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Perth

    Winner of the Classic BRIT Award for Female Artist of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

    Dates

    17 Sep 2015
  9. Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Works by Schubert, Chopin and Debussy.

    Dates

    17 Aug 2015
  10. Dinosaur Zoo

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Perth

    Dinosaur Zoo brings these awesome prehistoric creatures to the stage.

    Dates

    14 Sep 2015 to 15 Sep 2015
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