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  • Young ballet dancers in white tutus perform at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
    Young ballet dancers perform at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
  • Young performers take part in a theatre production at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
    Young performers take part in a theatre production at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
  • 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
  • Traditional musicians perform at Portsoy Harbour during the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
    Traditional musicians perform at the Scottish Traditonal Boat Festival in Portsoy
  • An open air concert at the Castlegate, Aberdeen
    An open air concert at the Castlegate, Aberdeen

No matter what time of the year it is, there is always a fantastic array of music, dance and theatre events taking place in Aberdeen City and Shire.

Take your pick from a selection of gigs, festivals, theatrical productions and more held at a fantastic range of venues in the city of Aberdeen and in the towns and villages of Aberdeenshire.

Whether you’re a fan of West End musicals, want to catch popular contemporary acts live in concert or take part in a traditional Scottish ceilidh, you’ll find plenty of events to suit your individual tastes. 

Experience the best of authentic Highland culture at one of the local Highland Games where you can hear the rousing sound of traditional pipe bands playing. See some of the finest young dance companies, youth orchestras and band ensembles from around the world perform at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

Enjoy traditional folk singing and ceilidh dancing at the Doric Festival, an annual celebration of Aberdeenshire’s unique cultural heritage.

Aberdeen City boasts a number of superb venues offering year-round entertainment including the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, the Music Hall, and His Majesty’s Theatre which alone plays host to more than 300 performances a year covering everything from ballet and opera to hit musicals.

Visitors can also experience the city’s thriving local music scene at the Lemon Tree, one of Scotland’s top alternative music venues where you can catch gigs by both established and up-and-coming bands.

Use the information listings to find music, dance and theatre events in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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  1. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    New theatre from some of the country's best talent.

    Dates

    24 Feb 2015 to 28 Feb 2015
  2. The Full Monty

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A production of the stage version based on the famous film.

    Dates

    30 Mar 2015 to 4 Apr 2015
  3. BBC SSO: Shostakovich 15

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Works by Janacek and Shostakovich.

    Dates

    8 May 2015
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The Strictly Come Dancing professional performs his brand of ballroom and Latin.

    Dates

    14 Apr 2015
  5. Andrew Montgomery

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Pop singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    30 Mar 2015
  6. Butterfly

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A striking adaptation of Madame Butterfly from the award-winning Ramesh Meyyappan.

    Dates

    31 Jan 2015
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Children's show created by Eilidh MacAskill and Fiona Manson.

    Dates

    21 Feb 2015
  8. Beauty And The Beast

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A traditional family pantomime.

    Dates

    29 Nov 2014 to 4 Jan 2015
  9. Big Country

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as 'Chance', 'In A Big Country' & 'Look Away', along with massive albums such 'The Seer' & 'The Crossing', Big Country' continue to look beyond the next horizon.

    Dates

    3 Oct 2015
  10. The Script

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Dublin-based pop-rock trio. With support from Labrinth.

    Dates

    21 Feb 2015
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