The Scottish Opera pop-up tour is making a stop in Ayr this week.

On August 4 and 5, the tour will be at Belleisle Estate, and audiences will be able to choose from a total of six 30-minute outdoor performances of The Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore, performed on the group’s specially adapted trailer.

The tour is part of Scottish Opera’s return to live outdoor performance for the first time in nine months.

Attracting expected socially-distanced audiences of over 12,000, two specially-adapted trailers will take to the road at the same time.

While past productions of Pop-up Operas have accommodated both the audience and performers inside the mobile Theatre Royal trailer, this year performances are al fresco with a covered stage and audiences out front in the open air, seated in household bubbles in line with the current guidelines.

Scottish Opera’s General Director, Alex Reedijk, said: “The return to live performance is something we have long awaited and after nine months we are delighted to kick off what is sure to be a summer like no other, with Pop-up Opera.

“The roadshow is at the heart of what we do as a company, travelling the highways and byways of Scotland to local communities, and we are delighted to be bringing it to the people of Ayr and Ayrshire this year. “

Scottish Opera’s Director of Education, Jane Davidson added: “We are delighted to have our Pop-up Opera back on the road with a collection of fantastically fun shows for the whole family to enjoy.

“The show engages children in the climate change discussion and encourages them to consider the impact continued change will have on their own communities and the world as a whole.”

Tickets are on sale at Scottish Opera’s website .