How To Build Your Own Pitlochry Festival Tent Theatre!

A series of downloadable illustrated books for you to perform songs and stories in your very own theatre.

How To Build Your Own Theatre

In May, on what would have been our 2020 opening night for the Summer Season, we launched a fun-filled, illustrated booklet called, How To Build Your Own Theatre designed and made by some brilliant PFT artists. 

As you, our wonderful visitors, have been unable to visit Pitlochry Festival Theatre we wanted to help you create your very own Pitlochry Festival Theatre tent in your home or garden, with everyday household items. You only need your imagination! Download yours below.

This book was the start of a series of song and story booklets. for children and families to enjoy together. 

Beaver Ballad

To Be A Beaver is a new song created by the fabulous Isobel McArthur and MJ McCarthy – enjoy their Beaver banter intro below and download your Beaver Ballad book!

A Nativity Story – three ideas for Puppet Theatre!

Especially for the Christmas season – illustrated by wonderful artists Adrian Rees and Trudy Rees-Marklew – first, you’ll find Elias’ lesson story, and then three ways to perform the story by making your own Puppet Theatre at home.

Here’s Elizabeth Newman, our Artistic Director, to tell you more:
How to build your won theatre Elizabeth illustrationWe’re all finding it so sad that we can’t welcome you, our wonderful audiences to the Theatre this summer, and very many of you are sending such lovely, but sad messages, saying how much you are missing coming to see us too. I wanted to find a way to make sure you could still visit us somehow… So I came up with the idea that you could build your own theatre at home.

“With some incredibly talented Pitlochry Festival Theatre artists – Barbara Hockaday, Adrian Rees and Trudy Rees-Marklew – we’ve created a fully illustrated guide of How to Build Your Own Theatre. Our Theatre originally started in a tent not a building, so we imagined it would be fun to build the original Festival Theatre. It also includes a story and songs for children and families of all ages to perform together, and how to make the props, costumes and set for the performance! We can’t wait to hear about how everyone’s got on..” 


Church logoThis Project has been generously supported by the Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church
(part of The Highland Perthshire Linked Charge) of the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

Download yours HERE
How To Build Your Own Theatre

Your very own fun-filled, illustrated book

Download yours HERE
Beaver Ballad

New song and story to perform in your theatre!

Download yours here
A Nativity Story

Especially for the Christmas season

Introducing How To Build Your Own Theatre

Create your very own Pitlochry Festival Theatre tent in your home or garden, with everyday household items. You only need your imagination! 

Beaver Ballad - an introduction!

WE LOVE THE BEAVERS! We asked Isobel & MJ to create a Ballad about the Beavers in the Tay.

The Beaver Ballad

Morag and Stan the Beavers have a song for you to perform! Singalong!