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The Inchyra Arts Club

The Inchyra Arts Club is a stunning arts venue in a refurbished cattle byre on the Inchyra Estate near Perth. The Arts Club opened in June 2014 and puts on a varied programme of 15-20 shows each year covering music, comedy and theatre.

You don’t have to become a member to come to the Arts Club but we would strongly recommend that you do! Membership is currently FREE and will give you a heads up about forthcoming events, early booking discounts and special members-only events.

The Arts Club is run through Inchyra Events Ltd, which also operates The Byre at Inchyra wedding venue, and is owned and operated by James and Caroline Inchyra. They are delighted to run the Arts Club, which they do purely for the fun of it, and very much hope that it is brings something of value to the local (and seemingly wider!) community.  

The Venue

Home to the Inchyra Arts Club is the stunning Byre at Inchyra, on the Inchyra Estate near Perth, Scotland. Built in 1877 as a cattle steading for the home farm on Inchyra Estate, over the years the building had fallen into dis-use, like so many old agricultural buildings. Neglect and lack of use took its toll and by 2012 the building was really just a glorified storage shed with a leaky roof! But in 2012, what started out as a search for a party venue, turned into a major project to refurbish the Byre and give it a new purpose and a new life.

The Byre’s owners, James and Caroline, Lord and Lady Inchyra, invested significantly in restoring the Byre to its original glory and fitted it out as a state of the art venue. The vaulted timber roofs were reinstated as they would originally have been in 1877. Sprung hard wood floors reclaimed from the Kelvingrove museum in Glasgow was laid throughout. Original doors from the Byre re-used inside the building and every piece of original wood that could be was saved and re-fitted. The result is a uniquely welcoming space that provides an amazing setting for performances from music to theatre, from comedy to opera. Artists and sound engineers alike have commented on the amazing sound quality in the Byre.

The Arts Club can accommodate an audience of 600 people for a standing event, 224 people for cabaret-style events with tabled seating and 445 people for theatre-style seated events.

 

"The best club venue in Scotland!"  Rob Ellen, Medicine Show

".. I believe [the Byre at Inchyra] is one of the most exciting additions to Perthshire's leisure and business tourism portfolio for some time."  David Littlejohn, Head of Planning & Regeneration, Perth & Kinross Council

 

And what do our audiences think?:

"What an enjoyable gig last night! My first visit with my music loving chums and we thought the venue was delightful. Thank you to everyone involved. All of the team were so welcoming and the organisation was impeccable. It was like being passed along from one set of welcoming arms to another. We'll be back!"  Carole R, July 2014

"What a wonderful night .of music last night......the Byre is a lovely venue in beautiful settings....nice and local for me..........absolutely love it" Andrew A, July 2014

".. if you get a chance to go here , go ! Amazing venue."  Jim G, July 2014

"Congratulations on a superb evening on Saturday we came from Glasgow and stayed locally because our teens are big fans of Kassidy.  Friendly staff and audience were wonderful. Venue is amazing and intimate -we will be back!" Fiona M, June 2014

"Beautiful venue with lovely staff. Hope to be back again soon" Jane R, June 2014

"Lovely venue and really well organised event. Look forward to coming back!"   Nicola M, June 2014