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  • Young ballet dancers in white tutus perform at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
    Young ballet dancers perform at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
  • Young performers take part in a theatre production at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
    Young performers take part in a theatre production at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
  • 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
  • Traditional musicians perform at Portsoy Harbour during the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
    Traditional musicians perform at the Scottish Traditonal Boat Festival in Portsoy
  • An open air concert at the Castlegate, Aberdeen
    An open air concert at the Castlegate, Aberdeen

No matter what time of the year it is, there is always a fantastic array of music, dance and theatre events taking place in Aberdeen City and Shire.

Take your pick from a selection of gigs, festivals, theatrical productions and more held at a fantastic range of venues in the city of Aberdeen and in the towns and villages of Aberdeenshire.

Whether you’re a fan of West End musicals, want to catch popular contemporary acts live in concert or take part in a traditional Scottish ceilidh, you’ll find plenty of events to suit your individual tastes. 

Experience the best of authentic Highland culture at one of the local Highland Games where you can hear the rousing sound of traditional pipe bands playing. See some of the finest young dance companies, youth orchestras and band ensembles from around the world perform at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival.

Enjoy traditional folk singing and ceilidh dancing at the Doric Festival, an annual celebration of Aberdeenshire’s unique cultural heritage.

Aberdeen City boasts a number of superb venues offering year-round entertainment including the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, the Music Hall, and His Majesty’s Theatre which alone plays host to more than 300 performances a year covering everything from ballet and opera to hit musicals.

Visitors can also experience the city’s thriving local music scene at the Lemon Tree, one of Scotland’s top alternative music venues where you can catch gigs by both established and up-and-coming bands.

Use the information listings to find music, dance and theatre events in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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  1. Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Works by Mozart, Stravinsky and Beethoven.

    Dates

    17 Jan 2015
  2. Hercule Poirot: Black Coffee

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    In the first play ever written by Agatha Christie we are introduced to a character who went onto become the most famous detective of all time and the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times.

    Dates

    20 Oct 2014 to 25 Oct 2014
  3. The Subways

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    English rock trio.

    Dates

    24 Oct 2014
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A portmanteau event with a selection of groups.

    Dates

    29 Oct 2014
  5. 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
  6. Tragic

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A solo adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, from Iain Heggie.

    Dates

    3 Oct 2014
  7. Carl Verheyen

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    One of the top guitarists, Carl Verheyen performs.

    Dates

    2 Oct 2014
  8. Gradings

    Banff

    Traditional and contemporary folk music.

    Dates

    29 Jul 2014
  9. Gradings

    Westhill

    Delighting audiences across Europe with their lively expression of Azerbaijani traditions & customs

    Dates

    30 Jul 2014
  10. Ian Hunter & The Rant Band

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Classic rock outfit.

    Dates

    23 Sep 2014
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