Sometimes an email platform might block our emails, which is out of our control. If you believe this has happened, please get in touch with our staff on 01350 727 674, email our Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Box Office when it is open: Mon-Fri, 10am – 5pm, we’ll be able to confirm if your booking has gone through.
We don’t usually keep waiting lists for events.
We don’t usually offer a refund. However, for smaller classes and workshops, we might be able to sell your space, in which case we would be able to refund you.
If we need to cancel an event, class, or workshop, we will refund your full ticket amount. This may take a little while to reach your account, but it will happen.
Please get in touch with our Box Office by emailing email@example.com or visiting the Box Office when it is open: Mon-Fri, 10am – 5pm. We will look into your booking to determine what has happened and can resend information to you.
The Birnam & Dunkeld Station is a 5-minute walk to Birnam Arts. You can catch a Scotrail service from Perth to Birnam & Dunkeld Train Station in 20 minutes. From the station, you’ll walk down the stairs beside the A9, under the bridge, and up the stairs on the other side at the top of Station Road, where Birnam Arts is.
Birnam Arts offers a lot of fun for the whole family. From our Beatrix Potter exhibition and the Beatrix Potter Garden, attend a workshop or class, stroll through our Gallery and enjoy our latest Exhibition, enjoy a coffee, house-baked treat or lunch. With our beautiful terrace and indoor cafe, we know you'll enjoy time relaxing with family and friends or a little break for yourself.
Yes, there is free street parking outside Birnam Arts, but it is limited. We recommend considering this if you are attending a show in our Auditorium. Usually, the doors and Café Bar will open an hour before show time, allowing you to arrive and relax in our beautiful foyer before taking your seat in the Auditorium.
We recommend pre booking your tickets to save from any disappointment where an event, workshop or exhibtion has a maximum capacity. However you are welcome to purchase your tickets for theatre shows, beatrix Potter entry or to watch live music at our box office on arrival.
Our Café offers a range of hot and cold drinks with freshly baked cakes, pastries and treats. We also take dietary restrictions seriously, and regularly have vegan and gluten free options available. If you aren't sure, check out the menu for the icons, or ask our friendly staff.
Birnam Arts is happy to welcome canine family to our building. We have water bowls available outside for them. However, we ask that only service dogs accompany you into a ticketed event inside the Auditorium.
You will need to have a ticket to visit our Beatrix Potter exhibition, which you can pre-book online or purchase on the day in our Gift Shop. Online tickets allow you to choose a date to visit, although they are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, if your plans change.
We have day tickets for adults, children, or family groups of 2 adults + up to 4 accompanying children (3-15 years). Children under 3 are free.
We recommend at least 30 minutes to an hour to visit. However, families with young children may want to leave more time to be able enjoy the play activities.
Children can enjoy a range of activities including dressing up as their favourite Beatrix Potter character, enjoy reading a selection of storybooks, playing with traditional wooden toys, stepping back in time to explore the 'Victorian School Classroom' with traditional blackboards and our role play 'Village Shop'.
'Activity Boxes' are also available which have a range of colouring and puzzle sheets along with pencils and crayons to use during your visit. There's plenty to keep the wee ones busy!
We are more than happy to welcome groups or school visits to our Beatrix Potter Exhibition. Please contact our Shop Manager, Rachael, via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
Birnam Arts is pleased to hear from performers and agents of performs who offer events - concerts, theatre, comedic performances or a talk aligned with our values of supporting local communities, creativity, wellbeing, and the arts.
If you would like to offer a workshop to our customers, please let us know by email the focus of your event, anticipated timing and cost, size of classes, and your background in offering such a event. Please email email@example.com or leave a document at the Box Office, with your contact details, and one of our staff will be in touch.
As our incoming performers, our Performing Arts Manager, Steph Hand, will have been in touch with you, or your coordinator if you are part of a group.
When you arrive at Birnam Arts, please ask one of the staff in the Café or Box Office to let Steph know you have arrived before you start bringing your equipment inside.
If you are a performer at an event at Birnam Arts, please get in touch with Steph Hand before you arrive.
In Scotland, a civil ceremony can take place in a registration office or anywhere agreed in advance with the registrar, that is, someone approved to conduct a ceremony.
If you are considering a ceremony in the Beatrix Potter Garden, please get in touch with the owners of the park, Perth & Kinross Council. Please note, their approval process takes a number of months.
Birnam Arts is happy to welcome couples to celebrate their special day.
We are careful not to book too many in a year to help keep that special vibe, and to allow us to continue to welcome so many of our community to their arts centre. The best way to find out if we have availability on your ideal date is to get in touch with our General Manager, James Irvine, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Birnam Arts is pleased to hear from workshop providers who offer classes aligned with our values of supporting local communities, creativity, wellbeing, and the arts.
If you would like to offer a workshop to our customers, please let us know by email the focus of your workshop, anticipated timing and cost, size of classes, and your background in offering such a class. Please email email@example.com or leave a document at the Box Office, with your contact details, and one of our staff will be in touch.
The Artist in Residence programme has been in Pilot testing for the past two years, as we consider how we’d like to offer it. We have offered a Studio Access Residency to artists based in Scotland the opportunity to have access to our Studios for a set period of time. In 2022, we invited artists with a focus on ecological, societal, process-based or community-based ideas to apply.
We do a call for applications periodically through the year, with applications information on our website and promoted through our social media channels and with our creative partners. We welcome applications that meet the criteria listed.
Birnam Arts is currently restructuring the application process for use of our exhibition space. We are always interested to hear from artists wishing to propose an exhibition of their work. A new Open Call for Submissions will be announced later in 2022.
As one of our incoming exhibitors, our Arts staff will have been in touch with you, or your coordinator if you are part of a group. When you arrive at Birnam Arts, please ask one of the staff in the Café or Box Office to let us know you have arrived before you start bringing your artwork or equipment inside.
Entry to the Birnam Arts Gallery is free, when we are open.
If you are an artist exhibiting in the Birnam Arts Gallery and we are hosting an online ‘In Conversation With’ event with you, please speak with our Art staff about your request.
If you are an exhibitor at a ticketed event hosted by another organisation using Birnam Arts as their venue, please get in touch with their organiser to confirm what your exhibitor package includes.
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!
What a warm and lovely welcome for this Yorkshire author. Thank you. Birnam Book Festival, author
Rose George | Birnam Book Festival 2018
Located in the heart of Birnam Arts, our café is the meeting place and gathering space for everyone, from local friendly faces to new visitors from far and wide.
Daily | 10:00 - 16:00
The food scene in Dunkeld and Birnam is becoming a go-to for food lovers and we're proud to be part of the that story.
The Birnam Book Festival Committee were so pleased with how the new facilities in the Auditorium added to an extremely professionally presented event. The lighting allowed us to create staging to match the country’s leading book festival events, such as we’ve seen in Edinburgh.
Fiona Ritchie | Birnam Book Festival 2022
BA Shop has a unique selection of gifts sourced both locally and from throughout Scotland. With a range of design, jewellery and craft items there’s a little something for everyone.
Daily | 10:30 - 15:30
We pride ourselves in supporting emerging and established makers alongside contemporary brands such as Harris Tweed, and offer a range of books on Perthshire, as well as V&A Stationery and gifts for the wee ones.
Have always enjoyed BA whether for coffee or concerts. I look forward to many more years of enjoyment.
Rebecca Forbes | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Birnam Arts delivers a programme of monthly exhibitions showing work by artists at varying stages of their careers within both solo and group exhibitions.
We continually develop new opportunities to support the practice and development of Scottish based artists, whilst also bringing work that is inspiring, creative and different to the contemporary art scene in rural Perthshire.
A wonderful local facility, always welcoming and friendly. Me and my girls have so many happy memories of ballet classes and shows here - we need to keep the magic going!
Jane Pasteur | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
Located upstairs of the original Victorian part of Birnam Arts, our Visual Arts and Performing Arts studios are where much of the creative magic at Birnam Arts takes place.
We’ve always enjoyed Birnam Arts and all it has to offer - lovely venue, library and classes and a great friendly cafe.
Donella Kirkland | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
At the heart of Birnam Arts is a highly versatile space, otherwise known as the John Kinnaird Hall, our home for live music, film, theatre, public meetings, conferences and private events.
Spacious Hall, New Tech
Great exhibition and performance spaces. Lovely terrace and indoor seating with lots of light. Great food and drinks and even a garden next-door for a stroll afterwards. Like
John Kirkwood | Google Reviews
Within this dedicated space celebrating Beatrix Potter, her much loved characters and historical ties to the area, there is something for both kids and adults alike.
Daily | 10:30 - 15:30
As a past Chairman of Tayside NADFAS/Arts Society, I have enjoyed so many of our lectures in Birnam's wonderful hall and the hospitality which has accompanied it.
Virginia Cardwell-Moore | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020