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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

    This multi-cultural musical tells a heart warming love story set by the Broomielaw.

    Dates

    29 Apr 2014 to 3 May 2014
  2. All Our Yesterdays

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An evening of musical nostalgia.

    Dates

    26 Apr 2014
  3. The Only Way Is Downton

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The solo debut from impressionist Luke Kempner.

    Dates

    4 May 2014
  4. Paloma Faith

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Soul-pop singer-songwriter from London.

    Dates

    17 Nov 2014
  5. Budapest Cafe Orchestra

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Banchory

    Orchestral performance.

    Dates

    30 May 2014
  6. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The hit book and TV series is brought to the stage in a quirky exploration of the history of Britain.

    Dates

    13 May 2014 to 17 May 2014
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Works by Corelli, Vivaldi, Sally Beamish, Bach and Handel.

    Dates

    17 May 2014
  8. Chick Lyall Quartet

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Jazz performance.

    Dates

    1 May 2014
  9. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Enjoy works by Haydn, Ades and Augustin at Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen.

    Dates

    22 May 2014
  10. Gradings

    Banchory

    A storytelling children's work for six musicians and a narrator.

    Dates

    30 May 2014
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