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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

    Travel on an enchanting journey with young Clara, who falls asleep after a Christmas party and dreams of helping the Nutcracker Prince defeat an army of mice.

    Dates

    14 Jan 2015 to 17 Jan 2015
  2. Barnum

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, billed as America's greatest showman.

    Dates

    18 Nov 2014 to 22 Nov 2014
  3. Ceilidh With Danse McCabre

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Traditional Scottish dancing with a caller.

    Dates

    31 Oct 2014
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Nuanced and layered humour.

    Dates

    13 Nov 2014
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Observational humour and cheeky banter.

    Dates

    19 Mar 2015
  6. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An insight the themes of the exhibition.

    Dates

    27 Jun 2014 to 29 Aug 2014
  7. Marcel Lucont

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Character comedy from Marcel Lucont.

    Dates

    24 Oct 2014
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

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

    Dates

    24 Oct 2014
  9. Tragic

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A solo adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, from Iain Heggie.

    Dates

    3 Oct 2014
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Learn about the making of the production.

    Dates

    8 Oct 2014
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