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

    A dance duet inspired by John Steinbeck's novel.

    Dates

    10 Oct 2014
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Documentary about an injured snowboarder, who risks death to venture back onto the icy slopes.

    Dates

    3 Oct 2014 to 9 Oct 2014
  3. Sunset Song

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Sell a Door Theatre Company revives Alastair Cording's faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic story,

    Dates

    11 Nov 2014 to 13 Nov 2014
  4. Tragic

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

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

    Dates

    3 Oct 2014
  5. Dance Derby

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A musical about The Dance Marathons of Depression-era America.

    Dates

    26 Oct 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. Ruth Nicol: Three Rivers Meet

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Banff

    Contemporary landscape paintings.

    Dates

    7 Nov 2014 to 2 Jan 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The 1st Aberdeen Film Festival- nine days of diverse and entertaining films from around the globe.

    Dates

    3 Oct 2014 to 9 Oct 2014
  9. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Mixed works.

    Dates

    6 Sep 2014 to 12 Oct 2014
  10. Jersey Boys

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

    Dates

    3 Mar 2015 to 14 Mar 2015
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