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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. Eyeshutight

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Contemporary jazz trio.

    Dates

    23 Oct 2014
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The story of a career forged in the heady waters of performance art and dance-film. It vividly depicts Liz Aggiss resuscitating herself back into the on-stage limelight.

    Dates

    17 Oct 2014
  3. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Comedy drama in which the inhabitants of a tiny island tangle with a superpower.

    Dates

    6 Nov 2014 to 8 Nov 2014
  4. Alabama 3

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Acid house, alt blues and electro-country band.

    Dates

    8 Nov 2014
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A mixture of traditional carols and festive orchestral classics.

    Dates

    19 Dec 2014
  6. Djordje Gajic

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Classical recital.

    Dates

    30 Nov 2014
  7. Jersey Boys

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Musical drama about the career of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons.

    Dates

    3 Mar 2015 to 14 Mar 2015
  8. Calamity Jane

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Jodie Prenger stars in this Watermill Theatre touring production.

    Dates

    2 Jun 2015 to 6 Jun 2015
  9. Ross Ainslie

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Acoustic-style music from the Scottish musician. With support from Jarlath Henderson.

    Dates

    8 Oct 2014
  10. Barnum

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, billed as America's greatest showman.

    Dates

    18 Nov 2014 to 22 Nov 2014
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