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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. To Kill A Mockingbird

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An adaptation of Harper Lee's great book.

    Dates

    16 Feb 2015 to 21 Feb 2015
  2. Seasick Steve 2015 Tour

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Steven Gene Wold performs his American blues.

    Dates

    19 Apr 2015
  3. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Classic Jam songs.

    Dates

    3 May 2015
  4. Birdsong

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An adaptation of the popular Sebastian Faulks novel, set during the First World War.

    Dates

    10 Feb 2015 to 14 Feb 2015
  5. Pinocchio

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A traditional family pantomime based on the famous fairy tale.

    Dates

    4 Dec 2014 to 24 Dec 2014
  6. Gradings

    Banff

    Three day festival which showcases the varied music traditions of Scotland.

    Dates

    29 May 2015 to 31 May 2015
  7. The Fair Intellectual Club

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A tale of teenage love, friendship and betrayal set at the dawn of the Scottish Enlightenment.

    Dates

    26 Feb 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A broad range of events covering music, art, drama, literature and film.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2015 to 10 Aug 2015
  9. Shrek The Musical

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Musical comedy about an odious green ogre who falls head over heels in love with a princess.

    Dates

    21 Jan 2015 to 8 Feb 2015
  10. Midge Ure

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Pop and rock from the singer, musician and Ultravox member.

    Dates

    20 Mar 2015
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