Young ballet dancers perform at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
Young performers take part in a theatre production at the Aberdeen Youth Festival
Highland dancers at the Lonach Gathering
His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen
The Lemon Tree, an arts venue in Aberdeen city
Traditional musicians perform at the Scottish Traditonal Boat Festival in Portsoy
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