Events in Aberdeen

Want to know what’s on in Aberdeen? You’ll be glad to hear that Aberdeen is home to an exciting and growing events and festivals scene. From summer extravaganzas like the Aberdeen Highland Games, to big name bands in the P&J Live, the city boasts a year-round events programme that is as diverse as the city itself. Explore the range of events and variety of festivals across Aberdeen for some city break inspiration.

  1. P&J Live Bucksburn

    P&J Live, Aberdeen

    © Visit Aberdeenshire / Damian Shields

    There’s a new kid on the block in the world of entertainment. Having opened in 2019, P&J Live is Aberdeen’s state-of-the-art events venue and is already taking centre-stage with its dazzling line up of stars. From showcasing comedians like Michael McIntyre to legends like Girls Aloud and even The Harlem Globetrotters, you’re bound to have a good night out in the Granite city!

    The venue is easily accessible by public transport with the PJ1 by Stagecoach and Jet 727 bus service running frequently, train connections to Dyce Train Station, extensive bicycle and car parking, a taxi drop-off and pick-up point, and ferry services disembarking at the city centre’s harbour.

  2. Aberdeen Highland Games Hazlehead Park

    Aberdeen Highland Games

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    Get ready for a summer of fun at the Aberdeen Highland Games. This cultural treat brings together pipe bands from across the globe to some of the best heavyweight athletes. Other highlights include the caber toss, Highland dance performances and, if you wish to show your competitive side, why not take part in a good old-fashioned game of tug o’ war?

  3. Nuart Aberdeen Various locations across Aberdeen

    Nuart Aberdeen

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    Bringing colour to the city streets is Nuart Aberdeen. The only street festival of its kind in Scotland, you’ll find impressive art murals from national and international street artists who use the city walls and streets as their canvas. The event is held annually over the summer and is a great way to explore the city. Take a guided tour or go it alone and follow the handy digital map.

  4. His Majesty's Theatre Rosemount Viaduct

    St Mark's Church en His Majesty's Theatre

    Entertaining audiences since 1906, His Majesty’s Theatre really knows how to put on a show. Located next to Aberdeen Central Library, book a ticket to see a spectacular musical, drama or enjoy a night of laughter with a comedy gig.

    Before the curtain rises, head to the bar and sip on your favourite beverage or grab one during the interval. Make sure to keep those rumbling tummies at bay with a bite to eat at the theatre’s Terrace Bar and Café which overlooks Union Terrace Gardens.

  5. Aberdeen Music Hall Union Street

    Aberdeen Performing Arts - The Music Hall

    Aberdeen doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to musical performances. There is something for everyone across the musical spectrum ranging from classical, rock and pop to Scottish traditional folk, jazz, roots and blues. Embrace the chance to see some of your favourite artists and sing-along to some classic hits.

    It’s not just music though, catch your favourite comedians on stage for lots of belly laughs with the likes of Omid Djalili, Rob Beckett and Joe Lycett gracing the stage.

  6. The Lemon Tree Aberdeen

    Aberdeen Performing Arts - Lemon Tree

    The Lemon Tree is home to live performances, creative projects, music, comedy and events. It sits just behind Marischal College at the end of Union Street and you can enjoy a drink before your show at Kate's Bar. 

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