Arts and culture events in Aberdeen City and Shire

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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. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Observational humour and cheeky banter.

    Dates

    19 Mar 2015
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A triple bill showcasing the talent of three young female choreographers.

    Dates

    13 Oct 2014
  3. Concert Talk

    Type

    Literary

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Thirty minute talk.

    Dates

    20 Nov 2014
  4. Breakneck Comedy

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    With Paul Pirie, Patrick Rolink. Billy Kirkwood and Stuart Mitchell.

    Dates

    20 Dec 2014
  5. Rock Of Ages

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Chris D'Arienzo's musical celebrating Los Angeles rock culture.

    Dates

    3 Nov 2014 to 8 Nov 2014
  6. Mark Morris Dance Group

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The programme, all accompanied by live musicians, includes a stunning interpretation of J.S. Bach's Italian Concerto.

    Dates

    28 Oct 2014
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Stories and smart gags.

    Dates

    22 Nov 2014
  8. Ross Noble: Tangentleman

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Fast-paced improv from the Newcastle-born stand-up.

    Dates

    3 Oct 2014
  9. Gradings

    Aberdeen

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

    Dates

    15 Oct 2014
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The popular stand-up is back on tour.

    Dates

    24 Jan 2015
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