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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. The Outside Track

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Celtic, Canadian and Irish folk group from Edinburgh. With support from Paul McKenna Band.

    Dates

    1 Oct 2014
  2. Derren Brown: Infamous

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Exhibitions of magicianship and psychological manipulation.

    Dates

    7 Jul 2014 to 12 Jul 2014
  3. Gradings

    Banff

    An adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book.

    Dates

    11 Jul 2014
  4. Ian Hunter & The Rant Band

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Classic rock outfit.

    Dates

    23 Sep 2014
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A tribute to the American band.

    Dates

    25 Apr 2014
  6. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The festival showcases over 1000 talented young International and Scottish performers.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2014 to 2 Aug 2014
  7. The Rezillos

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Punk and new wave from the veterans.

    Dates

    1 Jun 2014
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Acclaimed puppet show telling the story of an incredible underwater journey.

    Dates

    18 May 2014
  9. Luke Daniels

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Banchory

    Folk singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    22 May 2014
  10. Shooglenifty

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    One of Scotland's most unique musical exports.

    Dates

    22 May 2014
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