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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. One Man, Two Guvnors

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Richard Bean's comedy drama is a unique mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.

    Dates

    13 Oct 2014 to 18 Oct 2014
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Jack Dickson's drama about three friends on a birdwatching trip.

    Dates

    21 Oct 2014 to 25 Oct 2014
  3. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Irreverent stand-up.

    Dates

    30 Jan 2015
  4. Kaffe Fassett 50 Years In Colour

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Works spanning the career of the established knitwear and textile designer.

    Dates

    12 Jul 2014 to 27 Sep 2014
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An adaptation of Harper Lee's great book.

    Dates

    16 Feb 2015 to 21 Feb 2015
  6. Paul Hollywood

    Type

    Literary

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The TV baking star shares baking secrets and autobiographical anecdotes.

    Dates

    25 Nov 2014
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Comedy drama in which the inhabitants of a tiny island tangle with a superpower.

    Dates

    6 Nov 2014 to 8 Nov 2014
  8. 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
  9. Fabric of the Land 2014

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An exploration of links between art and science.

    Dates

    13 Sep 2014 to 5 Oct 2014
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Lunchtime talk.

    Dates

    5 Nov 2014
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