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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. 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
  2. 6th Haal Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Portsoy

    Three day festival which showcases the varied music traditions of Scotland.

    Dates

    29 May 2015 to 31 May 2015
  3. Men Should Weep

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A drama set amid Glasgow's infamous tenements in the 1930s.

    Dates

    28 May 2015
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    One of the world's biggest celebrations of youth arts!

    Dates

    24 Jul 2015 to 1 Aug 2015
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

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

    Dates

    31 Aug 2015 to 5 Sep 2015
  6. Aberdeen Sinfonietta

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Brahms's Second Symphony, Mozart's Piano Concerto In C Minor and Liszt's Symphonic Poem 'Les Preludes'.

    Dates

    24 May 2015
  7. The Waterboys

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Alt rock band from Edinburgh.

    Dates

    9 Nov 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Anya, Kevin and Gary (formerly of the Singing Kettle) present their latest musical sing-along show f

    Dates

    15 Aug 2015 to 16 Aug 2015
  9. Big Country - Best Of Tour

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Huntly

    Big Country perform classic hits including Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher, plus many more.

    Dates

    24 Jul 2015
  10. Gradings

    Fraserburgh

    SCO perform a programme of music for a summer evening.

    Dates

    10 Jul 2015
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