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Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all six of our productions to 2021. Whilst we would love to put on the shows just as we planned, we must prioritise the health and wellbeing of all our audiences, artists, and employees right now.

We will produce the same season of work on the same schedule next year. So, we will start our 70th Anniversary Season with Gypsy on Friday 21 May 2021. Our Ensemble will be back with us to help us put Private Lives, Kiss Me Quickstep, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Adventures With The Painted People, and Sense & Sensibility all on our stage just as we intended.

Whilst the show cannot go on just yet, PFT is your Theatre for A Lifetime and we have launched new programmes for you.

In response to the challenges we all face from Coronavirus (COVID-19), our online series for the people of Scotland and beyond is called #PFTLightHopeJoy. We believe the best way for us to respond to this crisis is to create an entertainment programme for people of all ages.

#PFTLightHopeJoy aims to engage, entertain, inspire and comfort people. You will experience demonstrations, activities to do at home, performances of short plays, poetry, songs, stories and other performances, as well as the opportunity to learn new skills and do some arts and crafts.

Join us online and follow the fun – click any of the images below.

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We have also launched PFT Telephone Club so that you can speak with members of the Pitlochry Festival Theatre team during our temporary closure. We want you to feel connected to the Theatre even though you are unable to visit in person, and PFT Telephone Club will help us all feel connected to our communities in the coming months.

If you’re at home and alone and you’d like to talk to somebody.

Call us on 01796 484 623 or email chat@pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com to register for a call. We’re available anytime between 12pm and 4pm

Our thoughts are with all of our loyal friends and supporters. We know these are difficult times for everyone. We’ll keep in touch by email if you are on our mailing list, and through our website and social media too.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Pitlochry Festival Theatre once we have come through this. Stay safe at home and we’ll see you again soon.


Known internationally as the “Theatre in the Hills”, Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) is a focal point in Highland Perthshire life, offering a varied and exciting programme of events all year round.

Click here to view the Summer Season 2020 brochure

The 2020 Summer Season runs from 22 May to 3 October and features a fabulous musical as well as classic dramas and comedies on stage:

This gloriously entertaining musical fable is based loosely on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee. First seen on Broadway in 1959, Gypsy is one of the greatest American musicals – a hit-filled, good time, summer showbiz extravaganza, not to be missed!

PRIVATE LIVES by Noël Coward
Quintessentially stylish divorcées, Elyot and Amanda are honeymooning with their new and much younger spouses. When they find themselves inexplicably on adjacent Hotel balconies, they quickly realise the awful, yet beautiful, truth. They both still love each other.
Fast-paced, witty, and passionate, Noël Coward’s comedy is a delightful, romantic comedy of manners.

KISS ME QUICKSTEP by Amanda Whittington
Heart-warming, funny, dramatic and packed with wonderful American and Latin dancing, Kiss Me Quickstep is a must for audiences who want to explore the world of dancing to win and of course, fans of Strictly Come Dancing.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennessee Williams
On a cotton plantation, a Southern family gathers to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. In the steamy, oppressive heat, lies and deceits dance between Maggie and her has-been hero husband Brick.
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is a heart-rending, poetic and powerful twentieth century masterpiece.

A Pict and a Roman. Set in the vicinity of Pitlochry in the year 85 AD. Lucius is captured by the Picts. Eithne, an extraordinary Pictish woman, risks her life to save him, however she needs something in return…
This is a new play by David Greig, Scotland’s foremost playwright.

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY by Jane Austen, adapted by Frances Poet
Thrust into poverty by their brother’s scheming and manipulative wife, three sisters are reduced to living with their mother in a tiny Devonshire cottage. With their prospects for marriage nearly ruined, the sisters are nevertheless courted by three, dynamic men.
Adapted by award-winning playwright Frances Poet (Fibres, Adam, Gut), expect biting wit, romance and heart-breaking tenderness.

Barefoot in the Park - 12 – 29 March 2020
Presented by Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh.
An irresistable comedy about love, life and living together. Starring Clare Grogan, Jessica Hardwick and Olivier Huband.
Written by the author of The Odd Couple, one of America’s great writers, Pulitzer prize-winning Neil Simon.

Enough of Him - 15 October – 1 November 2020
Pitlochry Festival Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland present Enough of Him.
Based on a true story, Enough of Him explores the life of Joseph Knight, an African man brought to Scotland as a slave, by plantation owner John Wedderburn, to serve in his Perthshire mansion.
Part of Black History Month

Peter Pan and Wendy - 19 November – 23 December
A magical, new adaptation of J. M. Barrie's best-loved festive story about the boy who never grows up.
Follow us on a fantastical festive flight (Second Star On The Right, Straight On Till Morning) with your favourite fairy and a famous perilous pirate.
With music, singing, dancing, and, of course, flying – this is the perfect Christmas entertainment.

Gypsy Rose Lee

Click to view Pitlochry Theatre Summer Season 2020 Brochure:

Pitlochry Theatre Summer Season 2020 Brochure

PFT creates and presents high quality productions, receiving critical acclaim year after year. With the diversity in the programme this summer, there is something to suit everyone.

PFT continues to thrive as its unique model of presenting a different play every day was developed with the visitor firmly at the heart of the experience.

To book your tickets call the Box Office team on 01796 484626
or book online at www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

Peter Pan and Wendy