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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. Hebrides Ensemble

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Mozart's Horn Quintet In E Flat major and James MacMillan's Horn Quintet.

    Dates

    21 Apr 2015
  2. Roddy Frame

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Rock singer-songwriter and musician.

    Dates

    1 Dec 2014
  3. Wishbone Ash

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Veteran blues-rockers.

    Dates

    16 Nov 2014
  4. Djordje Gajic

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Inverurie

    Classical recital.

    Dates

    30 Nov 2014
  5. Mogwai

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Shoegaze post-rock combo from Glasgow.

    Dates

    21 Oct 2014
  6. Steven Osborne: Beethoven

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Beethoven's Sonata Op 90, Sonata Op 101 and Sonata Op 106

    Dates

    13 Mar 2015
  7. Robin Trower

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Rock songwriter and guitarist.

    Dates

    5 Apr 2015
  8. Hercule Poirot: Black Coffee

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    In the first play ever written by Agatha Christie we are introduced to a character who went onto become the most famous detective of all time and the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times.

    Dates

    20 Oct 2014 to 25 Oct 2014
  9. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    West Lothian-based tribute act. With support from New Dawn Fades.

    Dates

    5 Sep 2014
  10. One Man, Two Guvnors

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Richard Bean's comedy drama is a unique mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.

    Dates

    13 Oct 2014 to 18 Oct 2014
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