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  • Young ballet dancers in white tutus perform at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
    Young ballet dancers perform at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
  • Young performers take part in a theatre production at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
    Young performers take part in a theatre production at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
  • 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
  • Traditional musicians perform at Portsoy Harbour during the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
    Traditional musicians perform at the Scottish Traditonal Boat Festival in Portsoy
  • An open air concert at the Castlegate, Aberdeen
    An open air concert at the Castlegate, Aberdeen

No matter what time of the year it is, there is always a fantastic array of music, dance and theatre events taking place in Aberdeen City and Shire.

Take your pick from a selection of gigs, festivals, theatrical productions and more held at a fantastic range of venues in the city of Aberdeen and in the towns and villages of Aberdeenshire.

Whether you’re a fan of West End musicals, want to catch popular contemporary acts live in concert or take part in a traditional Scottish ceilidh, you’ll find plenty of events to suit your individual tastes. 

Experience the best of authentic Highland culture at one of the local Highland Games where you can hear the rousing sound of traditional pipe bands playing. See some of the finest young dance companies, youth orchestras and band ensembles from around the world perform at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

Enjoy traditional folk singing and ceilidh dancing at the Doric Festival, an annual celebration of Aberdeenshire’s unique cultural heritage.

Aberdeen City boasts a number of superb venues offering year-round entertainment including the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, the Music Hall, and His Majesty’s Theatre which alone plays host to more than 300 performances a year covering everything from ballet and opera to hit musicals.

Visitors can also experience the city’s thriving local music scene at the Lemon Tree, one of Scotland’s top alternative music venues where you can catch gigs by both established and up-and-coming bands.

Use the information listings to find music, dance and theatre events in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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  1. The Fratellis

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Indie-rock trio.

    Dates

    8 Nov 2015
  2. Gradings

    Banchory

    Step back in time with the Chapterhouse Theatre Company and meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen's most lovable heroine.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2015
  3. From The Jam

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The Jam's own Bruce Foxton on Bass, acoustic and vocals, and long-time collaborator Russell Hastings on lead vocals.

    Dates

    15 Oct 2015
  4. Orkestra Del Sol

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    World music group from Edinburgh.

    Dates

    24 Sep 2015
  5. What Goes Around Comes Around

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Liz Lochhead's La Ronde-style sexual comedy.

    Dates

    29 Sep 2015
  6. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Meet creatures and monsters interacting with each other.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2015
  7. Aden Pipe Band Competition

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Peterhead

    Pipe bands perform, with stalls and parades.

    Dates

    9 Aug 2015
  8. My Life Story

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Indie pop band.

    Dates

    7 Nov 2015
  9. The Waterboys

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Alt rock band from Edinburgh.

    Dates

    9 Nov 2015
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of the Singing Kettle) present their latest musical sing-along show f

    Dates

    15 Aug 2015 to 16 Aug 2015
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