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

    A talk by Learning Manager Fiona Mair

    Dates

    4 Feb 2015
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A performance of Il Trovatore.

    Dates

    11 Jun 2015 to 13 Jun 2015
  3. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Energetic observational humour.

    Dates

    24 Nov 2015 to 25 Nov 2015
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The award winning producer Ellen Kent returns this spring with a stunning traditional production of Verdi's Rigoletto, the masterpiece they tried to ban.

    Dates

    11 Apr 2015
  5. The Bodyguard

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The Bodyguard musical.

    Dates

    17 Mar 2015 to 28 Mar 2015
  6. The Simon And Garfunkel Story

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Direct from London's West End, award-winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in 'Buddy -The Musical') and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the greatest music duo of all time in this 50th Anniversary Celebration.

    Dates

    23 Feb 2015
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Top new theatre from some of the country's best talent.

    Dates

    28 Apr 2015 to 2 May 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Off-the-wall animation, stand-up and music from The Mighty Boosh co-creator.

    Dates

    16 Nov 2015
  9. The Producers

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Based on Mel Brooks' Academy Award-winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards; it opens its UK tour featuring one of the UK's best loved comedians Jason Manford.

    Dates

    22 Jun 2015 to 27 Jun 2015
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A new show featuring sisters Anna and Elsa from the film, Frozen, as well as other favourite characters.

    Dates

    11 Mar 2015 to 15 Mar 2015
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