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

    Musical based on Billy Wilder's classic film.

    Dates

    22 Sep 2015 to 26 Sep 2015
  2. Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    Take a trip to 1950s Italy in this chic and romantic telling of one of Mozart’s best-loved operas.

    Dates

    8 Oct 2015
  3. Rebecca

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier.

    Dates

    26 Oct 2015 to 31 Oct 2015
  4. Anita Inverarity

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Ink mediums with a high focus on line work and drawing.

    Dates

    15 Aug 2015 to 4 Sep 2015
  5. In Her Shadows

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Inside a multi-levelled dream space two female performers explore a woman's journey through the complexity of her depression.

    Dates

    10 Oct 2015
  6. Kind Of Silence

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A visual and physical performance accessible to both deaf and hearing people.

    Dates

    13 Sep 2015
  7. Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    An exhibition of winning images from the 2014 Scottish Nature Photography Awards will be on show.

    Dates

    2 Oct 2015 to 3 Nov 2015
  8. Curious Seed: Chalk About

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The company presents a show for children created by Christine Devaney and Leandro Kees.

    Dates

    19 Sep 2015
  9. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Live printmaking.

    Dates

    3 Sep 2015
  10. Born And Baptised

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Objects and paintings from the city's collections.

    Dates

    12 Dec 2015 to 27 Mar 2016
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