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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. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Puccini's classic tragedy.

    Dates

    12 Jun 2014 to 14 Jun 2014
  2. All Our Yesterdays

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An evening of musical nostalgia.

    Dates

    26 Apr 2014
  3. Shappi Khorsandi

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Sharp wit and storytelling.

    Dates

    11 Jul 2014
  4. Betrayal

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Harold Pinter's intense comedy-drama exploring extramarital affairs in all their complexity and selfishness.

    Dates

    21 May 2014 to 24 May 2014
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Hear about the making of the production.

    Dates

    7 Oct 2014
  6. Marc Wilson: The Last Stand

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Photographs depicting some of the remnants of war-time architecture.

    Dates

    29 Mar 2014 to 10 May 2014
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Talented young people perform a musical which will transport you to the states to the 1930s.

    Dates

    10 Jun 2014 to 14 Jun 2014
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Learn about the inspiration behind the production and hear from one of the dancers.

    Dates

    3 May 2014
  9. Derren Brown: Infamous

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Exhibitions of magicianship and psychological manipulation.

    Dates

    7 Jul 2014 to 12 Jul 2014
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    With a soundtrack by Relaxed Muscle, Scritti Politti and The Sex Pistols.

    Dates

    10 Jun 2014
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