Fully equipped with super-fast WiFi, video conferencing, new projector, large drop-down screen, state of the art theatre lighting, speaker system, hearing loop and flexible seating arrangements.
Tel: 01350 72767
Centrally located in picturesque Dunkeld & Birnam, the auditorium benefits from natural light within a creative environment and is an ideal platform for small to mid range events.
12 x 12 m
As well as our new high-speed broadband throughout the building, we now offer LiveStream for conferences and community meetings, to allow attendees to watch proceedings from their office or home.
If your meeting needs are more in-house, we have high-resolution LCOS projection at 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution from LCOS panels. It offers image focus adjustment on the edges of the screen, and HDBaseT connectivity providing high-quality video and audio signals equivalent to HDMI across distances up to 100m over a single LAN cable.
All of this technology provides a wonderfully sharp display on our 5m x 5m drop down screen.
The projector is linked to our dedicated conferencing laptop via HDMI, which makes playing audio through our sound system seamless. And if you are looking for a great way to show a film, we now have a Blue-ray system built in.
Through the quieter times of 2021 we've been able to upgrade our lighting system to state-of-the-art LED theatre and house lighting, which further increases the versatility of the room, and allows us to help you create the ambiance you need for your meeting or event.
We have a range of microphones to help every word be heard. With one lapel mic, 6 stationery mics, and two roving mics, we've got you covered. We also have a hearing loop.
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 is at the heart of community life here.
Fiona Ritchie | Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020
All of our spaces are highly versatile, with a range of possible layouts and can therefore be used for a wide variety of events.
With over 20 years of experience, we can create a bespoke package to suit your needs.
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There are two dedicated accessible car park spaces directly in front of the venue. There is a gentle slope from street level up to the accessible entrance.
Using the touch pad, enter via the large glass doors to the right of the main entrance.
There are two Accessible Toilets within the venue, one on each level.
There are ramps situated throughout the building to enable easy access from the Café to the Box Office and Shop, as well as on the first floor to go from the Gallery to the Meeting Room.
There is a lift between the ground level and first floor.
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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!
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
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.
Wednesday to Sunday | 10am - 4pm
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.
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
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.
Wednesday to Sunday | 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.
Birnam Arts has been host to great memories and moments, from dancing my heart out at weddings to speaking at conferences to enjoying wonderful music ... this place does it all and is an important hub. We look forward to the time we can enjoy BA to its full once again.
Susanna Thomson | 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.
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
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
A lovely welcome. Keep on flourishing.
Alan Reid | Birnam Book Festival 2018
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.
Wednesday to Sunday | 10:30 - 15:30
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