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. The Jungle Book

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Banchory

    A lively adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale.

    Dates

    10 Jul 2015
  2. And Then There Were None

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    To mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of 'Queen of Crime', Agatha Christie's and the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Touring Company, her most popular and best-selling thriller And Then There Were None, is set to return for a UK tour.

    Dates

    3 Nov 2015 to 7 Nov 2015
  3. Hairspray

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A production of the Broadway musical based on John Waters's wonderfully tacky 1988 movie.

    Dates

    1 Feb 2016 to 6 Feb 2016
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Puns, prop gags and one-liners.

    Dates

    13 Oct 2015
  5. Pride And Prejudice

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Banchory

    Step back in time and meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen's most loveable heroine.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2015
  6. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Energetic observational humour.

    Dates

    24 Nov 2015 to 25 Nov 2015
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A new exhibition curated by this year's Museum Studies students at the University of Aberdeen's King's Museum.

    Dates

    9 Jun 2015 to 28 Nov 2015
  8. Jealous @ Peacock Visual Arts

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Peacock Visual Arts is proud to present a dazzling selection of new works from the dynamic London based print studio Jealous.

    Dates

    30 Jun 2015 to 18 Jul 2015
  9. Anything Goes

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Cole Porter's uplifting masterpiece of song, dance and romance.

    Dates

    20 Jul 2015 to 25 Jul 2015
  10. Caroline Morris

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Works by the freelance artist and illustrator.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2015 to 14 Aug 2015
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