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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. Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Jazz and swing music.

    Dates

    7 Jun 2015
  2. 6th Haal Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Portsoy

    Three day festival which showcases the varied music traditions of Scotland.

    Dates

    29 May 2015 to 31 May 2015
  3. The Producers

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Based on Mel Brooks' Academy Award-winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has won a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards; it opens its UK tour featuring one of the UK's best loved comedians Jason Manford.

    Dates

    22 Jun 2015 to 27 Jun 2015
  4. The High Kings

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Irish folk band.

    Dates

    25 Nov 2015
  5. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    An enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter.

    Dates

    8 Jul 2015 to 9 Jul 2015
  6. Elton John

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Flamboyant rock and pop veteran.

    Dates

    20 Jun 2015
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Violinist Alexander Janiczek and pianist Llyr Williams lead the SCO in their continued explorations of the Beethoven Piano Concertos.

    Dates

    5 Mar 2016
  8. Gradings

    Banchory

    SCO perform a programme of music for a summer evening.

    Dates

    31 Jul 2015
  9. From The Jam

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    From The Jam, featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton, legendary vocalist & guitarist Russell Hastings and drummer Steve (Smiley) Barnard.

    Dates

    15 Oct 2015
  10. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Emmanuel Krivine closes the SCO Season with Mussorgsky, Sibelius and Beethoven's iconic 'Eroica' Symphony.

    Dates

    14 May 2016
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