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

    Featuring Bright Sky Park performed by Makeshift Broadcast and works by other Northern playwrights.

    Dates

    20 Jun 2015
  2. Normal/Madness

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Solo show based on a true story.

    Dates

    7 May 2015
  3. Val Thomson

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Paintings from the artist inspired by the coastline, countryside and dogs.

    Dates

    23 May 2015 to 19 Jun 2015
  4. Banchory River Festival

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Banchory

    A free festival celebrating art, performance, heritage and live music.

    Dates

    12 Jun 2015 to 14 Jun 2015
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A drama about starting over.

    Dates

    18 Jun 2015 to 19 Jun 2015
  6. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    With the explorer and his long-time friend and expedition partner Anton Bowring.

    Dates

    6 Jul 2015
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Objects and treasures exploring the Picts.

    Dates

    19 Jan 2015 to 30 May 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    New material with Reginald D Hunter.

    Dates

    13 Jun 2015
  9. Wicked

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Musical charting the early years of the Wicked Witch Of The West.

    Dates

    5 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
  10. John Cooper Clarke

    Type

    Literary

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Poet; Movie Star; Rock Star; TV & Radio Presenter; Comedian; Social And Cultural Commentator.

    Dates

    18 Apr 2015 to 10 Jun 2015
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