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Pitlochry Festival Theatre – Winter 2011 / 2012

The Pitlochry Festival Theatre winter program has now been released and it promises to be a cracker. Each year the Pitlochry Festival Theatre increases the number of shows and events its puts on over the winter and this year is no exception.  A full listing of shows, concerts and events can be found on the Pitlochry Festival Theatre website at https://pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com/pitlochry-festival-theatre/whats-on/concerts.html

The full winter / spring brochure can be downloaded from https://pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com/pitlochry-festival-theatre/whats-on/view-and-download-brochures-online.html

Whisky Galore - until November 12 - Before this year’s My Fair Lady, this was the most popular show in the Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s history.  The show has just stared up again and will run until November 12.  Our guests are loving it and tickets are selling fast.  For more info on the storyline –  https://pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com/pitlochry-festival-theatre/whats-on/whisky-galore-a-musical.html

Enchanted Forest - Up and running at the moment in the Pitlochry Explorers’ Garden behind the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.  This superb sound and light show has about a week left to run. This years show has broken all previous records for ticket sales with some tickets still available for this final week.  Wrap up warm and try the mulled wine!

Sleeping Beauty – 15 December – 7 January – This year’s panto is sure to be another great success – “Spinning wheels, wicked fairies, beautiful princesses, strange enchantments, overgrown castles, heroic princes – what else could it be but that most magical of fairytales, Sleeping Beauty. Join us this festive season to see if Nurse Nancy, Fester the Jester – and a very stylish Prince – can awaken Princess Beauty from her spellbound slumber . . . and save the kingdom into the bargain!”

Winter Words Festival- 27 January – 5th February – Now in its 8th year.  A celebration of the written and spoken word, including…..

“Sir Chris Bonnington returns to Winter Words with some breathtaking images to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first ascent of the north face of the Eiger. He will also recount his involvement in the dramatic story of extreme climbing – to say nothing of the media circus! – involved in the first ascent of the Eiger Direct in the winter of 1966. “

“Another Winter Words favourite is Neil Oliver whose latest book, A History of Ancient Britain, accompanies the hugely successful TV series of the same name. The multi-talented historian, archaeologist, author and TV broadcaster will share the secrets of the series and demonstrate his passion for the magic of this country’s ancient past.”


 – Sunday 12 Feb – presented by the Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Society.  A classic G&S opera including much loved favourites such as When I Went To The Bar;The Law Is The True EmbodimentThe Nightmare Song and When Britain Really Ruled The Waves. Should be fun.  I love G&S!

Swan Lake – Saturday 15th Feb  -  Performed by Ballet West, this well loved classical ballet will prove very popular at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.





The Craig McMurdo Quartet – Tuesday 14th February – “Craig McMurdo is renowned as one of theUK’s finest crooners. Frequently compared in the press to Harry Connick Jnr. and Michael Bublé, and often described as a “one man Rat Pack”, he performs an eclectic mix of romantic jazz standards, lounge and swing, imbued with his characteristic warmth and humour. ”

Tenors Un Limited – Friday 2nd March – “Tenors Un Limited combine their own blend of unique vocal arrangements with wit and immense charm to create fresh approaches to operatic standards, classical crossover, Rat Pack classics and original compositions.”

Alvin Stardust
 – Saturday 17 March 2012 –Alvin returns to Pitlochry Festival Theatre to perform his greatest hits from a musical career spanning the 5 decades, plus tracks from his recently released new album.


There are of course many more shows and concerts on at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre during the winter season including Real Diamond, Skerryvore, Gallagher and Lyle and Dorothy Paul.


The Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the Pitlochry Explorers’ Garden are located near to Torrdarach House, our Pitlochry B&B in Highland Perthshire




3 Responses to “Pitlochry Festival Theatre – Winter 2011 / 2012”

  1. Pitlochry - one of Scotland's best adventure towns | Torrdarach House Says:

    [...] kayaking.  There are also references to other attractions around Pitlochry including Blair Castle, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Enchanted Forest, Winter Words Festival, New Year’s Day street party, Ben Vrackie, River [...]

  2. madge mclean Says:

    please could you tell me what show is on during next week at the theatre as my husband and i are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and are staying at th hydro for 5 days and would just love to go to a show in the Pitlochry theastre. many thanks for your help

  3. Struan Says:

    Hi Madge, I hope you enjoy the 50th celebrations. By far the best place to find out what is on at the theatre is the Pitlochry Festival Theatre (www.pitlochry.org.uk) website. I hope you find something you like. Regards Struan

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