In 2014, PFT entered an exciting new stage of development with the launch of Vision 2021.
Since its birth in a tent in 1951, PFT has evolved continuously to suit the changing needs of its patrons and the times. Following an independent Feasibility Study (commissioned by Creative Scotland, Perth & Kinross Council and Scottish Enterprise) of our plans to further develop John Stewart’s legacy, we are delighted to be able to share with you the outline of our new vision for the Theatre in the Hills.
By 2021, we intend that PFT will become:
- A centre of theatrical excellence in Perthshire
- A major producing theatre offering improved and enlarged capital facilities, with a central role in the national performing arts infrastructure through connections to other theatres and arts venues
- A key player in Scotland’s touring networks, touring work both into and out of PFT
- A national provider of high quality Production Services, connected to and benefiting Scotland’s wider creative sector
- A national provider of Training and Skills Development, building upon our commitment to the highest artistic standards
Prominent Scottish architects Nicoll Russell Studios have worked with us to illustrate how our building might change physically to accommodate this new vision. Whilst purely conceptual at this stage, the illustrations on this page give a real sense of PFT’s ambitions for the future.
We spoke to actors, Pitlochry residents and community partnerships to find out what they value about PFT:
…and their thoughts on PFT’s potential to grow: