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  • Pipe bands march at the Braemar Gathering
    The 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. Jersey Boys

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

    Dates

    3 Mar 2015 to 14 Mar 2015
  2. The Bodyguard

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The Bodyguard musical.

    Dates

    17 Mar 2015 to 28 Mar 2015
  3. Rock Of Ages

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Chris D'Arienzo's musical celebrating Los Angeles rock culture.

    Dates

    3 Nov 2014 to 8 Nov 2014
  4. Sunset Song

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Sell a Door Theatre Company revives Alastair Cording's faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic story,

    Dates

    11 Nov 2014 to 13 Nov 2014
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A children's show for Christmas.

    Dates

    8 Dec 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
  6. Lily & Mim - A Department Store

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A new art exhibition in the form of a department store.

    Dates

    1 Nov 2014 to 23 Nov 2014
  7. Sara Pascoe Vs History

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Intelligent observations and quirky storytelling.

    Dates

    5 Nov 2014
  8. Breakneck Comedy

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    With Paul Pirie, Patrick Rolink. Billy Kirkwood and Stuart Mitchell.

    Dates

    20 Dec 2014
  9. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An exhibition of Life Drawings by Merlyn Riggs and Susie Hunt.

    Dates

    10 Oct 2014 to 7 Nov 2014
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Travel on an enchanting journey with young Clara, who falls asleep after a Christmas party and dreams of helping the Nutcracker Prince defeat an army of mice.

    Dates

    14 Jan 2015 to 17 Jan 2015
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