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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. Barnum

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, billed as America's greatest showman.

    Dates

    18 Nov 2014 to 22 Nov 2014
  2. Happy Days: A New Musical

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Musical based on the classic TV series.

    Dates

    5 May 2014 to 10 May 2014
  3. 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
  4. Marc Wilson: The Last Stand

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Photographs depicting some of the remnants of war-time architecture.

    Dates

    29 Mar 2014 to 10 May 2014
  5. Natural Bennachie

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Works in various media.

    Dates

    3 May 2014 to 23 May 2014
  6. Snappin Aboot

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Photography by Stewart Mitchell, Brian Battensby and Gregor and Kirsty McAbery.

    Dates

    1 Apr 2014 to 26 Apr 2014
  7. Allan Watson: No More Nails

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Exhibition of contemporary sculpture.

    Dates

    15 Mar 2014 to 27 Apr 2014
  8. Rent: Great Child Productions

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The classic rock musical.

    Dates

    30 Apr 2014 to 3 May 2014
  9. Aberdeen Artists Society 2014

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A platform for established and emerging artists alike to exhibit their work.

    Dates

    10 May 2014 to 21 Jun 2014
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Learn all about the making of the show.

    Dates

    1 May 2014
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