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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

    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
  2. Dreamboats And Miniskirts

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.

    Dates

    18 Aug 2015 to 22 Aug 2015
  3. Tina May & Nikki Iles

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Jazz combo.

    Dates

    3 Sep 2015
  4. 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
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

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

    Dates

    24 Jul 2015 to 1 Aug 2015
  6. Touched By Fire

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Lord Byron's thrilling gothic drama.

    Dates

    1 Aug 2015
  7. The Fratellis

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Indie-rock trio.

    Dates

    8 Nov 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Catherine Forde's drama about a newly-discovered isolated community.

    Dates

    30 Jul 2015 to 31 Jul 2015
  9. WW1 Memorial Concert

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Ballater

    The 2nd annual memorial concert.

    Dates

    2 Aug 2015
  10. Beans On Toast

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Contemporary folk.

    Dates

    11 Nov 2015
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