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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. Ben Ottewell

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Soulful indie-rock.

    Dates

    14 Apr 2015
  2. Aberdeen City Music School

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Students perform with renowned guitarist Ian Watt.

    Dates

    14 Mar 2015
  3. Wicked

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Musical charting the early years of the Wicked Witch Of The West.

    Dates

    5 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Blues and blues-rock singer-guitarist from Shreveport.

    Dates

    13 Apr 2015
  5. Placebo

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Alt rock trio from London.

    Dates

    3 Mar 2015
  6. Scottish Ensemble

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Works by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.

    Dates

    15 May 2015
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Doncaster-based folk-rock group. With support from SSS, Marc Culley.

    Dates

    11 Apr 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The world's foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing.

    Dates

    21 Mar 2015
  9. The Selecter

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Ska and 2-tone group.

    Dates

    13 Mar 2015
  10. PG Project & JCB Trio

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Top French septet.

    Dates

    20 Mar 2015
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