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. Tribes

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Solar Bear Theatre Company presents a drama about family and deaf culture.

    Dates

    5 Oct 2015
  2. Sarah Millican: Outsider

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Sarah Millican is venturing outside. Bring a cardie.

    Dates

    19 Aug 2016 to 20 Aug 2016
  3. 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
  4. Gradings

    Banff

    See a collection of new artwork exploring the local landscape.

    Dates

    18 Jul 2015 to 30 Aug 2015
  5. 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
  6. Gradings

    Aboyne

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

    Dates

    10 Oct 2015
  7. Dirty Dancing

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Produced by Karl Sydow and Joye Entertainment, and written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer of the successful 1987 film, the production features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the film with exciting extra scenes added in.

    Dates

    8 Sep 2015 to 3 Oct 2015
  8. Gathering Ceilidh

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Ballater

    Celebrate the eve of the Braemar Gathering with a superb ceilidh band in the stunning location of Mar Lodge's Stag Ballroom.

    Dates

    4 Sep 2015
  9. Bill Bailey: Limboland

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The comedian and musician performs.

    Dates

    19 Oct 2015 to 20 Oct 2015
  10. Dirty Dancing

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Produced by Karl Sydow and Joye Entertainment, and written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer of the successful 1987 film, the production features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the film with exciting extra scenes added in.

    Dates

    8 Sep 2015 to 3 Oct 2015
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