When is the Festival?

The Festival takes place over two days this year, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018 at the Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth.

Where can I get tickets?

All tickets will be available from our website from 7pm on 14 April 2018.  You will have the option to buy either a Saturday General Entry Ticket, a Sunday General Entry Ticket or a Weekend General Entry ticket as well as those for our classes and social events.  As Festival-goers ourselves we felt it important to give you the chance to look at the classes that were available as well as our outstanding vendors before releasing tickets.  You will not be able to gain access to our Vendors’ Gallery without a valid General Entry ticket.  A class ticket does not give you access to the Vendors’ Gallery.

There will be a limited number of General Entry tickets available on the door, but these will only correspond with the day they are purchased; for example, you cannot buy a Sunday General Entry ticket or Weekend General Entry Ticket on Saturday 8 September.  As always we would advise buying in advance from our website to avoid disappointment.


Do I need a child’s ticket?

 Accompanied children under 16 do not need a General Entry Ticket.  Please do not buy your under 16 child a ticket in advance from our website as our volunteers will be unable to process refunds on the door for tickets bought in error. 


Do you offer concessionary tickets?

We are unable to offer concessionary tickets.


Getting to the Festival
Perth is a central location which is only a 90 minute drive for 85% of the Scottish population. 

The Dewars Centre is marked on some road signage as The Ice Rink/Dewars Ice Rink.  There are 200 parking spaces immediately available at the Dewars Centre and we will have overflow car-parking available too. In addition, there are regular bus services from the City Centre and the Park and Ride (Saturday only) to immediately outside the Dewars Centre.  Council run carparks were free on Sundays at the time of putting these FAQs together and you can find more information here:  http://www.pkc.gov.uk/cityparking
There are also regular train and bus services from all the major Scottish Cities that will connect you with our Fair City.



We’re very aware of the difficulties that can be faced by those who will have pushchairs, mobility scooters, walking aids etc with them, so we have gone with a large open-plan set-up for the festival so there will be plenty of room to move around. There’s also a ramp up to the front door and a lift inside up to the cafe area and Podcast Lounge.


What classes are available and where are they?

All classes will either take place at the Station Hotel, 1 Leonard Street, Perth, a 7 minute walk away from the Dewars Center or at the Dewars Centre itself – please check our website listings for full details.  All class tickets must be booked in advance and are both listed and available from our website from 7pm on 14 April 2018.


Is there a cloakroom?

The Teapot Trust will be running a cloakroom on Saturday only.  The nominal charge per item will be set by the charity and all profits raised will go back into providing art therapy classes for chronically ill children.  You can find out more about the work that the Teapot Trust do here:  http://www.teapot-trust.org/

Please note that there will be nowhere else to leave coats or bags within the venue.  Any unattended bags or similar items will be considered a security risk as they are in other public places.


Can I bring my dog?

Only assistance dogs are permitted in the Festival venue.



All tickets are non-refundable. Refunds will only be provided should the Festival, class, lecture or any other ticketed event be cancelled either by the individual tutor, lecturer or Festival Director.