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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 Amazing Snakeheads

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Garage-rock trio from Glasgow.

    Dates

    6 Oct 2014
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Gill Kirk's dance-theatre piece exploring the euphoric energy of a night spent clubbing.

    Dates

    15 Oct 2014
  3. Kapten Piano Trio

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Classical performance.

    Dates

    26 Oct 2014
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A portmanteau event with a selection of groups.

    Dates

    29 Oct 2014
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A children's show for Christmas.

    Dates

    8 Dec 2014 to 31 Dec 2014
  6. Ross Ainslie

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Acoustic-style music from the Scottish musician. With support from Jarlath Henderson.

    Dates

    8 Oct 2014
  7. Dunedin Consort

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Handel's Coronation Anthems: Zadok The Priest, My Heart is Inditing and Purcell's Ode To St Cecilia.

    Dates

    24 Apr 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An amalgamation of two balletLORENT works, The Ball and la nuit intime.

    Dates

    24 Oct 2014
  9. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A programme of French music.

    Dates

    15 Oct 2014
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Three dance pieces choreographed by Steven Martin and Katie Milroy.

    Dates

    20 Oct 2014
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