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

    Hear about the making of the production.

    Dates

    16 Jan 2015
  2. La Tragedie Comique

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Great characters of literature wait to be brought to life by authors and incarnated by actors.

    Dates

    21 Oct 2014
  3. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Company Of Wolves presents a physical dance piece.

    Dates

    12 Oct 2014
  4. 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
  5. Dance Derby

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

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

    Dates

    26 Oct 2014
  6. The Bodyguard

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The Bodyguard musical.

    Dates

    17 Mar 2015 to 28 Mar 2015
  7. The Full Monty

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A production of the stage version based on the famous film.

    Dates

    30 Mar 2015 to 4 Apr 2015
  8. Marcel Lucont

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Character comedy from Marcel Lucont.

    Dates

    24 Oct 2014
  9. 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
  10. Paul Merton's Impro Chums

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Improvised scenarios based on audience suggestions.

    Dates

    5 May 2015
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