Arts and culture events in Aberdeen City and Shire

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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

    The stylistic language of Arthur Miller and Dylan Thomas come together in a powerful study of words in motion.

    Dates

    7 Oct 2014 to 8 Oct 2014
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Observational stand-up and warm humour from the much loved comic.

    Dates

    29 Sep 2014 to 30 Sep 2014
  3. 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
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Chaotic stand-up from the writer and comedian.

    Dates

    29 Nov 2014
  5. Jason Cook Is Broken

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Sharp humour and upbeat storytelling.

    Dates

    4 Oct 2014
  6. The Bodyguard

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The Bodyguard musical.

    Dates

    17 Mar 2015 to 28 Mar 2015
  7. 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
  8. Knightmare Live

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The TV show comes to the stage.

    Dates

    10 Oct 2014
  9. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Learn about the making of the production.

    Dates

    8 Oct 2014
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Offbeat storytelling from the Canadian stand-up.

    Dates

    5 Sep 2014
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