We have a long association with the Pitlochry theatre as its original incarnation was housed in a tent here in the Knockendarroch garden. The Pitlochry Festival Theatre
is now a few minutes drive away on the other side of the river and is regarded as one of the best theatres
in Scotland. 2021 was the 70 year anniversary of the first tented shows in our garden. Quite a milestone!
Winter musical 2023 - Sunshine on Leith
Running from 17 November, Sunshine on Leith is sure to be another blinder!
As Pitlochry Festival Theatre describes the show on their website:
"Sunshine on Leith tells the story of returning service members Davy and Ally from war
overseas, to be confronted with civilian life, relationships, blind dates, and new responsibilities. As
the pair embark on intertwining journeys of love, they begin to question what home really means to them as
they rediscover their sense of identity.
Set to the classic songs of The Proclaimers, including “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),
“Letter from America” and of course the emotive “Sunshine on Leith”, this feel-good Scottish musical asks
the question, would you walk 500 miles for love?"
Get your tickets now! This is sure to sell out.
Summer 2024 programme
The upcoming Summer Season in 2024 promises an exciting lineup, featuring a mix of premieres, musicals,
opera, and two special revivals.
In the Main Auditorium, you can look forward to the return of the beloved musical
"Footloose," a collaborative production with the New Wolsey Theatre, and
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical." Additionally, PFT will present the world
premiere of Frances Poet's fresh stage adaptation of Jane Austen's timeless classic
"Sense and Sensibility," in partnership with OVO. Furthermore, the award-winning
production of "Shirley Valentine" will make its triumphant return.
The Studio will captivate audiences with the premieres of Harry Mould's latest play, "The
Brenda Line," and an exciting co-production with Scotland's Firebrand Theatre Company,
in association with Dr. Kerri Andrews, bringing you "Nan Shepherd: Naked and
Outdoors in the picturesque Amphitheatre, the team will bring back Elizabeth Newman's highly acclaimed
adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's cherished "The Secret Garden." PFT
will also join forces with the Scots Opera Project to present a captivating Gaelic and Scots Language
rendition of Purcell's baroque masterpiece, "Dido and Aeneas."
As we understand it, further summer 2024 announcements will be made in due course and we will update this
page as we hear more.
Check out the theatre website for early bird pricing and multi-buy discounts.
Winter 2024 musical - The Sound of Music
This will be a new production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, directed by Elizabeth Newman. The
show will run from 15 November to 22 December 2024. As PFT summarise on their website:
"Inspired by the book The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp, The Sound of Music is set
in Austria, 1938, and tells the story of the irrepressible Maria as she begins to doubt her vocation,
leaving her convent to become governess to the seven children of Captain von Trapp, a widower and retired
naval officer. She soon turns the Captain’s orderly life upside down and instils a love of music in his,
as well as in each of his children’s hearts. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and
the entire von Trapp family must make a difficult decision that will change their lives forever.
Featuring a treasure trove of cherished songs, including Climb Ev’ry Mountain, The Sound of Music, My
Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, and Sixteen Going on Seventeen, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences
worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars in the much-loved 1965 film version featuring Julie
Andrews and Christopher Plummer."
Pre-theatre dining and theatre transport
Many of our guests at Knockendarroch are theatre-bound and they are able to benefit from pre-theatre dining
in our restaurant and complimentary theatre transport (main summer season only). If
we can help with theatre plans or book tickets on your behalf, please let us know. Please note:
complimentary transport is only available those residents who book directly with the hotel on a dinner, bed
and breakfast basis.
Remember that pre-theatre dining times are available and we will be able to offer complimentary theatre
transport this summer season. Please ask for details when making your reservation.