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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

    Turriff

    A varied programme for flute and guitar.

    Dates

    12 Aug 2015
  2. Fall Out Boy

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    American rock and pop punk band.

    Dates

    4 Oct 2015
  3. An Evening Of Harold Pinter

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Excerpts from Harold Pinter plays, including Old Times.

    Dates

    20 Aug 2015 to 21 Aug 2015
  4. The Proclaimers

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Indie-pop from the twin brothers.

    Dates

    28 Nov 2015
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Musical based on Billy Wilder's classic film.

    Dates

    22 Sep 2015 to 26 Sep 2015
  6. Bring In The Spirit

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Banff

    An entertaining & memorable evening of Scots song and verse, full of warmth & humour with Rod Paterson, Kirsten Easdale, Gregor Lowrey & Marc Duff.

    Dates

    3 Sep 2015
  7. Iolanthe

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    Illyria's highly topical satire set half in fairyland half in Westminster.

    Dates

    12 Aug 2015
  8. Gradings

    Central Aberdeenshire

    A six-day festival of the arts featuring classical concerts, art exhibitions, talks and school workshops at the beautiful and historic Haddo House near Aberdeen.

    Dates

    3 Oct 2015 to 8 Oct 2015
  9. And Then There Were None

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Agatha Christie Theatre Company's revival of the writer's own stage adaptation of her thriller.

    Dates

    3 Nov 2015 to 7 Nov 2015
  10. Beans On Toast

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Contemporary folk.

    Dates

    11 Nov 2015
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