Beauty and the Beast- the Pantomime
The beloved, romantic story of a young girl and a bewitched prince, in a Tale as Old as Time...
Oh, and a cross-dressing Ma and a giant French Poodle called Felix (every panto should have one)! And a nasty baddie! Every panto has to have one. (Well, spoiler, the beast isn't bad really, is he!)
Join the gang for French fun and frolics (for as long as the accents hold up) as Rose and brother Jacques hopelessly try to train Felix - who has some curiously human traits - and meet uber-strong blacksmith Capucine.
After uber-mean witch Malabelle takes being spurned by the uber-handsome Prince (you wait for ages then 3 Ubers come together!) out on the local village, the story takes Ma and then Rose through the dark forest to a remote castle full of furniture - also with some notably human traits - as prisoner of a shouty, but rather sad Beast!
Can Rose see beyond the monster to save her captor? Can Ma carry off pretending to be a man(!)? Can Jacques ever overcome Felix's Poodle Power and train him to ignore a tree?
All these vital questions will be answered in a fast-paced, fun-filled show with a fabulous live band, a cast of... lots, 3 (yes 3!) weddings, and fantastic song favourites to singalong with: 500 Miles, Let It Go, Dancing in the Street, Careless Whisper (complete with live sax!) and lots more.
Come along! You know you want to... oh yes you do!
It's just the best start to the festive period you could wish upon a star for!
Links to our Cafe, opening times and directions.Visitor Information >
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!
One of the most wonderful weekends of my life. Thanks to all at the Birnam Book Festival, Guest of Honour, author and musician.
Peggy Seeger | 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.
Wed-Sun | 10:00 - 16:30
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.
What a warm and lovely welcome for this Yorkshire author. Thank you. Birnam Book Festival, author
Rose George | Birnam Book Festival 2018
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.
Wed - Sun | 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.
I have played at Birnam Arts as part of Blow and Blast for a number of years and never cease to be amazed by how many activities take place there - too valuable to lose!
Kenneth MacKenzie | 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.
This is a lovely light and welcoming building with a cafe and library during the day and some really excellent concerts and shows of all genres mostly in the evening. It's an intimate space but with capacity for several hundred people and tends to be competitively priced. It relies on volunteer support and is an excellent community hub.
Katharine Preedy | Google Reviews
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.
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
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
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
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.
Wed-Sun | 10:30 - 15:30
You really are the heart of our community and we can’t afford to lose you. Thank you to everyone working so hard to protect our village treasure.
Cave Family | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020