Perth Concert Hall
Perth Concert Hall
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
With its light, bright foyer and acoustically-acclaimed auditorium, Perth Concert Hall has established itself as a go-to venue for major music and comedy tours, a second home for Scotland’s classical orchestras, and a stage to showcase both up and coming local artists and top international acts. It’s a firm favourite on the conference circuit; both for its top-notch technical facilities and the personal attention of our experienced team. Local schools, clubs and community groups create memories under our stunning copper roof at prize-givings, concerts, shows and events. The Box Office for Perth Concert Hall operates out of Perth Theatre and the building is generally only open when there is an event happening.
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ovm36
Aberdour, UK134 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My earlier review of this venue was very complimentary. We've been back a few a times and it's still a great venue, although the drawbacks are becoming apparent:
1) There is not nearly enough seating in the foyer, meaning that unless you arrive very early there is nowhere to sit down while you wait for the doors to open.
2) The auditorium has a modern, spacious feel to it, but on closer inspection many of the seat coverings are worn, torn or grubby. Could do with a spruce up.
3) I don't know why they can't open the emergency exits at the end of a performance to allow people to get out quicker. Last night we waited a full 15 minutes while everyone was funnelled though the entrance door at the front. Very frustrating as we missed a convenient train home and had to wait an hour for the next one.
Written January 5, 2020
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Fiona M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
We recently ran a major business event, Transform Business Festival in this venue.
Michaela and her staff were amazing. They could not have been more helpful.
It was a very busy day and everything ran like clockwork.
We had lots of compliments about the venue, the catering and how slick and smooth it was.
I cannot recommend Perth Concert Hall highly enough for running an event.
Great team, beautiful building and amazing venue.
Fiona McLellan
Business Gateway/Elevator UK
Written February 28, 2024
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rosemary r
perth108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2012 • Family
Always take the same seats. Not too big a venue with good facilities ie. bar, toilets. Staff always very pleasant. A great night out.
Written September 24, 2012
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intrepidtraveller40
scotland18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Went to the Scott Bradlee performance on Tuesday 20th Feb 2018..Despite Cunio the bands PR guy inviting the audience to use mobiles etc to take pics or make vids of the event one seriously rude female staff member went round the tables in the cabaret pit area demanding phones etc to be put down..one poor guy seemed to be singled out at least 3 times by this awful woman....If this is the way punters are treated then I will certainly never be back.
Written February 21, 2018
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loussier
Scotland69 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
I was there for the 11th running of the Perth Southern Fried Americana Festival. I have been at every one since its instigation. This year, however, was an absolute hoot. I have always brought a bag with me to the concert hall performances, just because it is warm that time of year and there are not enough pockets in a Hawaiian shirt and shorts for my necessary accoutrements. Those being, 2 pairs of glasses, one for short, one for long, camera, pain killers for arthritic knees, inhaler and Kindle if I feel the need for a read in the interval! These were carried in my wee St Johnstone holdall as they have been for many years before. Never had any problems until this particular night, first night of the festival. I was constantly harassed throughout the performance by a string of staff asking me to move my bag, which was sitting beside me, on the left of an aisle seat. Not enough room to get it under the seat, well we weren't about to take off with Thomas Cook! First person came and asked me to move the bag as folk would trip over it. I pointed out it jutted out even less than the rows of seats, so anyone was more likely to trip over the seating than my bag, in other words it was less than flush than the permanent seating. I said, 'Are you going to move the seats as a personal hazard?' No reply. I was asked the same thing at least 10 times during the performance, and even on the way out was accosted by a young lass going on again about my wee bag. It spoiled my enjoyment of the performance having to deal with this lunacy every so often throughout the evening. I mean if it were deemed a genuine hazard why was I not reported to the police and arrested for being in possession of a lethal weapon, namely, my wee St Johnstone holdall. I have the feeling it may not have been in the best interests of PR if a disabled pensioner was ejected for possessing that aforementioned lethal weapon. It didn't stop them nipping my head throughout the evening though! I think it is sad for such a beautiful venue to have such a petty and small minded regimen behind it! Never mind. I will be back next year, for the same festival. And guess what? I will have my wee St Johnstone holdall with me!
Written August 9, 2018
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Andrew H D K
Falkirk, UK264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We regularly attend concerts and recitals in Glasgow and Edinburgh, but hadn’t thought to visit Perth for music until a year ago, since when we’ve attended six times. Perth Concert Hall is stunning! On this occasion we were attending an afternoon recital by the great French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, celebrating Debussy in the centenary year of his death.

What a beautiful award-winning building it is, designed by BDP-Glasgow and opened in 2005 by the Queen. In structure it’s a modern glass-fronted domed ellipse (almost egg-shaped in its overall floor plan) encasing an exciting high and spacious foyer which incorporates an accessible box office, bar and restaurant, a large main auditorium, studio and meeting rooms.

The main Gannochy Auditorium has a brilliantly flexible range of seating options. When we were there its default arrangement is a raked stalls and a steeper bank of raised stalls behind, totalling just over 750 seats, with a large balcony above containing a further 420 seats. For this visit we were sitting in the raised stalls, and the seats are very comfortable, with good leg room. The stage is subtly and really well lit, a good size and can also be extended.

Monsieur Bavouzet wowed completely, not only with his playing but by improvising a witty 3-part mini-lecture about Debussy interspersed through the recital, speaking without a microphone – which really showed off the auditorium’s superb acoustics. His profound yet virtuosic performance produced a wonderful concentrated silence in the audience which we tend not to find in Glasgow or Edinburgh concerts, even leading to an encore!
Written June 21, 2018
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Jackie G
Perth, UK157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
Have visited Perth concert hall a few times this year. The drinks are very reasonably priced compared to other, much larger venues. When a large event is on you have the permanent bar, which gets very busy, or they also have an addiotional pop up bar (slightly more expensive, but smaller queue). Downstairs seating gives an excellent view of the stage. They also serve food here, but have never tried it as there is two very good restaurants nearby, Pacos just across the road & Kisas next door - so plenty choice, but best to book in advance.
Written April 26, 2017
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PHW
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Excellent service and excellent food.
I will certainly return and also recommend this venue to friends. Thank you to staff for such a positive experience.
Written January 9, 2020
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Peter C
Perth, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Went see Sinbad last night with my partner and her mum and our 8 year old daughter. Having never been to a panto before at the ripe old age of 52 I think I enjoyed it more than my daughter who has been to lots ! Very intimate venue so the crowd really get involved, traditional tub of ice cream at the interval, what’s not to like. Congrats to the entire cast of Sinbad, highly recommended and it was a pleasure. Definitely be back next year.
Written December 15, 2019
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Bev W
Edinburgh, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Went to see Jack Savoretti here with three friends and could only get standing tickets. However, the venue is excellent. It is modern and spacious and although the concert was a sell out, we had plenty of room and had a great view. The acoustics are great so it made for a very enjoyable experience.
The bar had lots of friendly bar staff working so you didn’t have to queue for long. The toilets were easily accessible.
Written November 15, 2019
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