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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. Call Mr Robeson

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Tayo Aluko's musical drama about the growing radicalism of a singer and actor.

    Dates

    4 Sep 2014
  2. 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
  3. The Addams Family

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A production based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams.

    Dates

    28 Aug 2014 to 30 Aug 2014
  4. Fame: The Musical

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A group of star-struck wannabes embark on their quest for the ultimate accolade: fame.

    Dates

    1 Sep 2014 to 6 Sep 2014
  5. Ross Noble: Tangentleman

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Fast-paced improv from the Newcastle-born stand-up.

    Dates

    3 Oct 2014
  6. Jersey Boys

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Musical drama about the career of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons.

    Dates

    3 Mar 2015 to 14 Mar 2015
  7. Knightmare Live

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The TV show comes to the stage.

    Dates

    10 Oct 2014
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Mixed works.

    Dates

    6 Sep 2014 to 12 Oct 2014
  9. Shrek The Musical

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Musical comedy about an odious green ogre who falls head over heels in love with a princess.

    Dates

    21 Jan 2015 to 8 Feb 2015
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Chaotic stand-up from the writer and comedian.

    Dates

    29 Nov 2014
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