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

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

    Dates

    25 Jul 2015 to 10 Aug 2015
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An energetic and colourful dance show.

    Dates

    19 Mar 2015 to 21 Mar 2015
  3. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A heart-warming tale of a young Aberdeen woman's pursuit of her dreams.

    Dates

    22 Apr 2015 to 25 Apr 2015
  4. Chris Packham: Talk

    Type

    Literary

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The naturalist discusses our wildlife and conservation.

    Dates

    10 Mar 2015
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Conversation with the author.

    Dates

    11 Mar 2015
  6. Allan Ramsay: Master Draughtsman

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Banff

    Explore the paintings and drawings of the Allan Ramsay.

    Dates

    27 Mar 2015 to 5 Jul 2015
  7. Gradings

    Banff

    Illyria returns with the original boy-wizard story, featuring breath-taking magical illusions, non-stop laughter and more water than you have ever seen in a play before.

    Dates

    15 Jul 2015
  8. Paul Merton's Impro Chums

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Improvised scenarios based on audience suggestions.

    Dates

    5 May 2015
  9. Aberdeen Arts Fair 2015

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An opportunity to buy art from galleries and artists.

    Dates

    4 Sep 2015 to 6 Sep 2015
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Witty observations and social commentary.

    Dates

    7 Oct 2015 to 15 Nov 2015
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