Aberdeen City and Shire is home to some of Scotland’s most treasured artistic and cultural attractions. Spread across a diverse array of art galleries, visitor centres, performance venues and more, visitors can take in everything from world-renowned paintings to cutting-edge contemporary artworks, fantastic live entertainment and engrossing exhibitions that bring to life the region’s rich cultural heritage.
Uncover the region’s superb artistic offerings at a wide range of galleries and museums.View one of the most important collections of artworks in the country at the Aberdeen Art Gallery, an elegant 19th century building that houses works by artists ranging from Raeburn and Ramsey to Monet and Damien Hirst.
Aberdeenshire’s striking and varied landscape – in particular its dramatic south coast – has attracted many great artists and craft makers over the years and you can uncover an innovative, original artworks and beautifully designed crafts by talented local artisans at a number of excellent galleries and shops scattered throughout the towns and villages.
Enjoy acclaimed theatre productions and fantastic live music at world-class venues including the His Majesty’s Theatre and the Music Hall, and discover more about the region’s cultural heritage and its leading cultural figures such as celebrated novelist Lewis Grassic Gibbon at fascinating visitor centres.
Use the information listings to plan a day out at arts and culture attractions in Aberdeen City and Shire.