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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

    Learn about the making of the production.

    Dates

    15 Jan 2015
  3. Barnum

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, billed as America's greatest showman.

    Dates

    18 Nov 2014 to 22 Nov 2014
  4. Gary Delaney

    Type

    Comedy Event

    Gradings

    Banchory

    Sharp one-liners as Gary Delaney takes to the stage.

    Dates

    6 Sep 2014
  5. Art Fair

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Banff

    Arts and crafts exhibitions and events.

    Dates

    7 Aug 2014 to 10 Aug 2014
  6. Kaffe Fassett 50 Years In Colour

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Works spanning the career of the established knitwear and textile designer.

    Dates

    12 Jul 2014 to 27 Sep 2014
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's best-selling novel.

    Dates

    31 Aug 2015 to 5 Sep 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Historical photographs.

    Dates

    19 Apr 2014 to 16 Aug 2014
  9. Geoff Riley

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Landscapes, townscapes and seascapes.

    Dates

    31 May 2014 to 29 Sep 2014
  10. 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
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