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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

    Aberdeen

    A celebration of young theatrical talent in Aberdeen.

    Dates

    25 Jun 2015 to 27 Jun 2015
  2. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A centenary celebration of Frank Sinatra: the man, his music and his timeless jazz legacy.

    Dates

    22 May 2015
  3. Rozi Plain

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    London-based indie-folk singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    6 Jul 2015
  4. Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A broad range of events covering music, art, drama, literature and film.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2015 to 10 Aug 2015
  5. Biennial Youth Gala

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A showcase of young talent from across Aberdeen.

    Dates

    9 May 2015
  6. 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
  7. Gradings

    Aberdeen

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

    Dates

    19 Dec 2015
  8. Aboyne Cello Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aboyne

    Annual cello festival.

    Dates

    19 Jul 2015 to 26 Jul 2015
  9. Crazy Jane (Ages 14+)

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    Birds of Paradise present a work in progress viewing at The Small Animal Hospital Summerhall of their new show Crazy Jane by Nicola McCartney with choreography by Janice Parker and music by Hector Bizerk.

    Dates

    2 Jun 2015
  10. Men Should Weep

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Aberdeen

    A drama set amid Glasgow's infamous tenements in the 1930s.

    Dates

    28 May 2015
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