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.
The 2018 Summer season is looking good with Chicago being this year's big musical. Our advice would be to get your tickets booked as early as possible, and remember, we offer pre-theatre dining (our full 2AA rosette menu) at the Knockendarroch restaurant and complimentary theatre transport (during the main summer season).
This is the longest-running American musical in Broadway and West End history. Chicago will be a spectacular PFT production that promises "wit, pizazz and red hot jazz" Including the the largest live band ever to appear in a Summer Season musical at PFT and a multi-talented cast of 16, Chicago priomises to be a cracker.
Premièred in 1901, Quality Street was a huge hit in London’s West End and apparently inspired the chocolates of the same name. As PFT say - "If you enjoy the world of Jane Austen or revelled in previous PFT productions of Barrie’s plays, you’ll love this romantic exploration of passing youth, second chances, and the transformative power of love".
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Can't believe it is 20 years since the fantastic Jane Horrocks. The Olivier Award-wining Rise And Fall Of Little Voice is part show-business fairy tale, part Northern clubland comedy. A Jim Cartwright story of mothers and their daughters and the need to be loved. Hilarity, poignancy and classic tunes.
A Tom Stoppard comedy. Award-winning and featuring "high-wire feats of linguistic daring, allusion, word-play and pastiche". Needs to be seen I think.
The Last Witch
A powerful and poetic Scottish thriller by Rona Munro. Set in Dornoch, northern Scotland, 1727. During a summer of claustrophobic heat, "one woman’s apparent ability to manipulate the natural world stirs suspicion and fear". Sound intriguing!
The Wizard of Oz
Let's not forget the Christmas show this year - The Wizard of Oz. Always a blinder and with PFT's usual high production values combining great cast, live band, amazing costumes and stunning sets, this will surely be another Christmas cracker.
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 (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.
Pre-theatre dining and complimentary theatre transport (during the summer season only) is available when booking directly with the hotel on a DBB basis. Please ask for details when making your reservation.