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

    Live printmaking.

    Dates

    3 Sep 2015
  2. Stewart Francis: Pun Gent

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Surreal and deadpan one-liners.

    Dates

    11 Dec 2015
  3. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Amiable wit and anecdotes.

    Dates

    10 Nov 2015
  4. Robbie Synge: Douglas

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A solo dance performance by the artist.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2015
  5. Kind Of Silence

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A visual and physical performance accessible to both deaf and hearing people.

    Dates

    13 Sep 2015
  6. Looking For Meaning

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Contemporary visual art exhibition

    Dates

    22 Aug 2015 to 3 Oct 2015
  7. Gradings

    Aboyne

    Take a trip to 1950s Italy in this chic and romantic telling of one of Mozart’s best-loved operas.

    Dates

    10 Oct 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Vinyl Theatre presents Edward Albee's drama.

    Dates

    30 Sep 2015 to 2 Oct 2015
  9. Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations.

    Dates

    13 Nov 2015
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The new show from 'funny chap' Ed Byrne.

    Dates

    26 Feb 2016
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