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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. Alasdair Roberts

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Folk singer-songwriter. With support from Sound Of Yell.

    Dates

    5 Mar 2015
  2. Tijuana Bibles

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Hard rock outfit.

    Dates

    7 Feb 2015
  3. The Sellouts

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Pop and rock covers group.

    Dates

    31 Dec 2014
  4. Freshly Squeezed

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Acoustic storytelling from Esperi.

    Dates

    24 Jan 2015
  5. Manran

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Traditional Gaelic and Scottish folk group.

    Dates

    3 Apr 2015
  6. Steve Hackett

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Prog rock and art rock singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    16 Oct 2015
  7. Karine Polwart

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Folk singer-songwriter with support from Sigrid Moldestad.

    Dates

    7 Feb 2015
  8. Jersey Boys

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

    Dates

    3 Mar 2015 to 14 Mar 2015
  9. Joan Armatrading

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Pop-rock singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    18 Mar 2015
  10. Shrek The Musical

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Musical comedy about an odious green ogre who falls head over heels in love with a princess.

    Dates

    21 Jan 2015 to 8 Feb 2015
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