Arts and culture events in Aberdeen City and Shire

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  • Crowds sitting on a hillside looking towards the Braemar Games
    Braemar Gathering
  • Highland dancers compete at the Lonach Gathering
    Highland dancers at the Lonach Gathering
  • The façade of His Majesty's Theatre located on Rosemount Viaduct in Aberdeen city centre.
    His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen
  • The exterior of the Lemon Tree, an arts venue in Aberdeen city
    The Lemon Tree, an arts venue in Aberdeen city

Enjoy a variety of arts and culture events in Aberdeen City and Shire. Celebrate Hogmanay at an ancient fire festival, enjoy music and literature in the Granite City and see amazing boats.

Aberdeen City and Shire offers visitors of all ages a dazzling array of arts and culture events throughout the year.

One of the oldest universities in the UK, the University of Aberdeen also boasts WORD – one of the most exciting literary events in the country. Head to the beautiful King’s College and other venues located throughout the city to enjoy readings by acclaimed authors.

At the Stonehaven Fire Festival, join the locals in watching a spectacular procession of smoldering fireballs make their way down the high street before being flung in the harbor just before the old Town House bell strikes midnight. 

Get into the festive spirit during the Aberdeen Winter Festival and watch as the city’s Christmas lights are turned on, browse for stocking fillers in traditional street markets and listen to your favourite carols.

Or why not see talented young musicians from around the world perform at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival?

One of the more traditional but perennially popular events in Aberdeenshire are its Highland games. Witness everything from caber tossing to piping and Highland dancing, and come to the famous Braemar Gathering in September for the chance to see members of the Royal Family in attendance.

Embrace the region’s proud maritime history at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy which celebrates its 20th anniversary in May. Admire traditional vessels from Scotland and beyond in the historic town harbor while enjoying great food and drink and live music.

Join in the creative side of this north east part of Scotland by attending an arts and culture event in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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  1. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Energetic observational humour.

    Dates

    24 Nov 2015 to 25 Nov 2015
  2. Kind Of Silence

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A visual and physical performance accessible to both deaf and hearing people.

    Dates

    13 Sep 2015
  3. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Exhibition capturing younger and emerging artists engage with photography.

    Dates

    22 Aug 2015 to 3 Oct 2015
  4. Hairspray

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A production of the Broadway musical based on John Waters's wonderfully tacky 1988 movie.

    Dates

    1 Feb 2016 to 6 Feb 2016
  5. Stewart Francis: Pun Gent

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Surreal and deadpan one-liners.

    Dates

    11 Dec 2015
  6. The Shawshank Redemption

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A stage adaptation inspired by the classic movie and short novel by Stephen King.

    Dates

    12 Oct 2015 to 17 Oct 2015
  7. Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    An exhibition of winning images from the 2014 Scottish Nature Photography Awards will be on show.

    Dates

    2 Oct 2015 to 3 Nov 2015
  8. My Friend Selma

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The tale of an incredible journey, a world turned upside down, loss, friendship, courage and conkers.

    Dates

    25 Oct 2015
  9. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The new show from 'funny chap' Ed Byrne.

    Dates

    26 Feb 2016
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Puns, prop gags and one-liners.

    Dates

    13 Oct 2015
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