Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Summer Tour at Birnam Arts
Sat 10 Jun
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Summer Tour | Auditorium
19:30 - 21:30
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Community events and interest groups in Birnam

Community Hires

As one of the key goals of Birnam Arts, local community group and individuals are able to hire out the facilities at a reduced rate.

Many different community groups use the facilities of Birnam Arts. Summary information and contact details for a selection of local groups can be found below.

Community Groups

Birnam & Dunkeld Film  society at Birnam Arts

Birnam & Dunkeld Film society

With a season which runs from September through to May, the society seeks to promote the arts, particularly the art of film and allied visual techniques. The programme is selected by the members to contain a mix of contemporary releases which may have not been shown in local commercial cinemas as well as old classics and favourites.

Films are shown at Birnam Arts, usually on the second & fourth Sundays of each month, starting at 7:30pm Doors open at 7:00pm and there is a bar and light refreshments available before each screening.

Membership of the society is £25 for the season. Visitors and guests are welcome.

Dunkeld and Birnam Historical Society at Birnam Arts

Dunkeld and Birnam Historical Society

The Society was formed in 1976, meeting on the second Monday of each month. At present we have a membership of around 70.

The aims of the society:

  • To create interest and encourage the study of local history in the Dunkeld and Birnam Area.
  • To hold meetings and hear talks from members and outside speakers
  • To organise field excursions

If Interested, why not become a member? For more information please call 01350 727786 or email historical@dunkeldcathedral.org.uk

Yoga with Iona at Birnam Arts

Yoga with Iona

Vinyasa flow yoga allows you to move in and out of postures guided by the breath through flowing sequences. During the class we will move from pose to pose, working through a serious of forward bends, twists, backbends and inversions.

Classes will vary week on week with different postures and sequences each week, allowing you to build strength as well as flexibility and mobility. I hope that my students experience the benefits that this practice gives to me.

Join Iona on a Tuesday at 7.30pm for Vinyasa flow yoga. This class is suitable for anyone with a basic understanding of yoga. If you are a beginner, or you want to find out more, please get in touch before booking.

Book via her website, Yoga with Iona

"The Field " Dunkeld at Birnam Arts

"The Field " Dunkeld

The Field in Dunkeld is a place to grow vegetables by the community, for the community, and lies a short walk from the centre of Dunkeld.

As a community, we grow our produce on a large scale rather than small allotments, allowing us to produce enough throughout the growing season and beyond for our two weekly market stalls, including Tuesday mornings outside Birnam Arts.

Importantly, we grow our vegetables according to organic principles, with no insecticides or artificial fertiliser, and all our seeds are organically sourced. 

Annual membership runs from 1st February, supporting the ongoing costs and providing a 20% discount on produce.

Blow & Blast Workshops at Birnam Arts

Blow & Blast Workshops

We offer one-off woodwind ensemble workshops in Perthshire, specifically intended for adult learners or rusty 'returners' on flute, oboe, clarinet or bassoon, for workshops and light-hearted 'play-along' events that give late-starter brass or bowed string players a fun experience.

Each workshop is a free-standing event, so there iswith no pressure to commit to regular attendance, and it popular with those commitments prevent them from participating in a community band or orchestra.

Contact: email info@blowandblast.co.uk or telephone 01764 652052.

Birnam Institute Players (BIPS) at Birnam Arts

Birnam Institute Players (BIPS)

The Drama Club for the Dunkeld and Birnam area and its surrounding districts – has been in its present form since 2002, although its roots go back many years.

We meet most Mondays in Birnam Arts at 7.30pm. The club is a member of the Scottish Community Drama Association

Membership is open to anyone interested in drama whether onstage, backstage, or front of house. New members are always welcome – if you think you might like to join us, please get in touch through the form on the BIPS website.



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Beautiful space, lovely people, Beatrix Potter Gardens and a wonderful exhibition "Earthly Walks" by Grigorios Karastamatis until the 18th of July (2021)!

Stella Valvi   |   Google Reviews

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Such lovely memories of coming to Birnam as a wee one, visiting the garden and the exhibition then exploring the woods that inspired Beatrix Potter.

Graham Webster   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

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Join our team
of volunteers

From the Box Office to the Gift Shop and Beatrix Potter exhibition, our wonderful team of more than 50 incredible volunteers work with us to welcome the public to our beautiful building, helping at events, sell tickets, artworks, and beautiful gift items. 

From time to time we need to boost the group of volunteers, and now is such a time. We are working towards expanding our hours from five days a week to seven days a week, or to help us promote the great shows available, and therefore are looking for a few more good people.

'I like helping at Birnam Arts as it is such a great asset to the community and all the permanent staff are really friendly.'
- Tina, Shop & Beatrix Potter Exhibition Volunteer.

Become a volunteer

If you would like to join one of our volunteer teams, please contact us on 01350 727674.

Community Events

Map showing Birnam Arts and conference centre in Scotland

Opening Times

Box Office
Open periodically throughout the week | Book online 24/7

Wed-Sun | 10:00 - 16:30

Birnam Arts
Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
Tel: 01350 727 674


Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.


Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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I have enjoyed taking part in events such as Scots Opera before we came to live in the area. Since then we have enjoyed both attending events and the splendid cafe In the foyer. It is a brilliant example of a local/regional community arts initiative and must not be allowed to falter.

Christopher D Morris   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

  • Entrance

  • Kinnaird

  • Cafe

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Shop

  • Gallery

  • Studio