Arts and culture events in Aberdeen City and Shire

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  • Crowds sitting on a hillside looking towards the Braemar Games
    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

    Children's show created by Eilidh MacAskill and Fiona Manson.

    Dates

    21 Feb 2015
  2. SPECTRA Festival

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Spectacular light events and installations.

    Dates

    19 Feb 2015 to 22 Feb 2015
  3. Paul Merton's Impro Chums

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Improvised scenarios based on audience suggestions.

    Dates

    16 May 2015
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Discover the characters, story and costumes.

    Dates

    17 Jan 2015
  5. The Simon And Garfunkel Story

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The compelling story of the well-known music duo.

    Dates

    23 Feb 2015
  6. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A celebration of youth arts.

    Dates

    24 Jul 2015 to 1 Aug 2015
  7. The Mousetrap

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Dame Agatha Christie's ever-popular murder mystery.

    Dates

    28 Apr 2015 to 2 May 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Learn about the making of the production.

    Dates

    15 Jan 2015
  9. Aberdeen Arts Fair 2015

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An opportunity to buy art from galleries and artists.

    Dates

    4 Sep 2015 to 6 Sep 2015
  10. Below Another Sky

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    This exhibition presents new work in print by 20 outstanding national and international artists commissioned by the Scottish Print Network.

    Dates

    11 Oct 2014 to 24 Jan 2015
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