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Pitlochry Festival Theatre

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!

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 Unashamed."

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.

Theatre packages

Pre-theatre dining and complimentary theatre transport is available when booking directly with the hotel on a DBB basis. Please ask for details when making your reservation.

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