Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Pitlochry Festival Theatre has been a feature of Pitlochry for more than 70 years. Now attracting over 100,000 visitors each year, the theatre is famous for producing large scale plays and musicals that delight theatregoers of all ages.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre received a grant from the Enchanted Forest Community Fund which was specifically allocated to the theatre’s health and safety programme, enabling vital ongoing maintenance work to take place in The Explorers Garden. The Theatre’s Explorers Garden is a valuable community asset and the work included the restoration of the paths within the Explorers Garden to keep visitors safe. This accelerated the re-opening of the garden ready for the theatre’s 2023 summer season, which included two shows performed in the theatre’s Amphitheatre – ‘The Secret Garden’, based on the children’s classic written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and ‘Sherlock Holmes’.

Elizabeth Newman, Artistic Director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, said: “Pitlochry Festival Theatre is grateful to the Enchanted Forest Community Trust for the grant dedicated to support the Theatre to re-open the Explorers Garden for the forthcoming summer season.  This grant has been dedicated to making the pathways through the Explorers Garden safe for public access, so that we can welcome in our audience to the Amphitheatre for the two outdoor productions and into the sanctuary of the rest of the Garden too.”