Music, dance and theatre events in Aberdeen City and Shire

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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. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Emmanuel Krivine closes the SCO Season with Mussorgsky, Sibelius and Beethoven's iconic 'Eroica' Symphony.

    Dates

    14 May 2016
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Vinyl Theatre presents Edward Albee's drama.

    Dates

    30 Sep 2015 to 2 Oct 2015
  3. The Shawshank Redemption

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A stage adaptation inspired by the classic movie and short novel by Stephen King.

    Dates

    12 Oct 2015 to 17 Oct 2015
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Glazunov's Violin Concerto and Mahler's Symphony No 10. With violinist, James Ehnes.

    Dates

    25 Sep 2015
  5. My Life Story

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Indie pop band.

    Dates

    7 Nov 2015
  6. Gathering Ceilidh

    Type

    Dance Event

    Gradings

    Ballater

    Celebrate the eve of the Braemar Gathering with a superb ceilidh band in the stunning location of Mar Lodge's Stag Ballroom.

    Dates

    4 Sep 2015
  7. Texas

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The Glaswegian band perform rock.

    Dates

    19 Dec 2015
  8. Kind Of Silence

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A visual and physical performance accessible to both deaf and hearing people.

    Dates

    13 Sep 2015
  9. Jesus Christ Superstar

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

    Dates

    10 Nov 2015 to 14 Nov 2015
  10. 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
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