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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

    A school edition of Les Miserables.

    Dates

    16 Sep 2014 to 20 Sep 2014
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Nuanced and layered humour.

    Dates

    13 Nov 2014
  3. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Tricks and illusions.

    Dates

    12 Nov 2014
  4. Donnie Ross

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Artworks by a retired doctor who believes creativity is essential to health.

    Dates

    9 Aug 2014 to 29 Aug 2014
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An adaptation of Harper Lee's great book.

    Dates

    16 Feb 2015 to 21 Feb 2015
  6. Vikki Stone: Instrumental

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Musical comedy.

    Dates

    15 Nov 2014
  7. Calamity Jane

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Jodie Prenger stars in this Watermill Theatre touring production.

    Dates

    2 Jun 2015 to 6 Jun 2015
  8. Ross Noble: Tangentleman

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

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

    Dates

    3 Oct 2014
  9. Sara Pascoe Vs History

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Intelligent observations and quirky storytelling.

    Dates

    5 Nov 2014
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Offbeat storytelling from the Canadian stand-up.

    Dates

    5 Sep 2014
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