Aberdeen: The City of Performances
Aberdeen is a great city to visit to see musical, theatrical and comedic performances. The city hosts various concerts and events throughout the year and attracts acts from across the globe. The four main venues for performances are the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, His Majesty’s Theatre, the Lemon Tree and the Tivoli – read on to find out more!
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre or AECC is an all-round incredible venue and has hosted some exciting performances, such as: Disney on Ice, the X-Factor Live Tour and Michael McIntyre. Not only is the AECC a favourite for entertainment performances, it is also home to some spectacular exhibitions such as The Scottish Home Show, Offshore Europe and Your Wedding Exhibition. The AECC is situated on the outskirts of the city at the Bridge of Don. There are two hotels within walking distance of the AECC which are perfect for those attending an event there. There is also parking (for a small charge) available at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Visit http://www.aecc.co.uk to find out what’s on and coming soon to the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
“His Majesty’s Theatre opened in 1906 and seats more than 1,400, making it the largest theatre in the north east of Scotland.”
His Majesty’s Theatre
His Majesty’s Theatre opened in 1906 and seats more than 1,400, making it the largest theatre in the north east of Scotland. This venue regularly hosts performances from famous names such as Billy Connolly and West End Shows such as Dirty Dancing, Sister Act and The Sound of Music. The Theatre is ideally located in the centre of Aberdeen City and is only a short walk from Belmont Street and the Bon Accord Shopping Centre. His Majesty’s Theatre’s prime location means you can shop all day, have something to eat in one of the nearby restaurants, and then head to the theatre to catch a performance in the evening!
Visit http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/his-majestys-theatre to find out what’s on and coming soon to His Majesty’s Theatre.
The Lemon Tree
The Lemon Tree is another venue that hosts many different performances but is likely best known for its live music. The Lemon Tree has a capacity of 550 and it mainly attracts comedy shows and music gigs. The Lemon Tree is a great place to see more local acts and up and coming stars.
Visit http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/the-lemon-tree to find out what’s on and coming soon to The Lemon Tree.
The Tivoli Theatre
The Tivoli Theatre was recently re-opened in October 2013 after sitting empty for many years. The Christmas of 2013 saw the first pantomime performance at the theatre in 50 years. This second theatre to Aberdeen is a true variety venue and a great asset to the city. The venue has always been popular amongst Scottish acts – it is where Harry Lauder and Andy Stewart took to the stage. The Tivoli is situated directly across from Union Square shopping centre.
Visit http://www.thetivolitheatre.com/ to find out what’s on and coming soon to The Tivoli Theatre.
Aberdeen also has an arts centre and theatre – ACT Aberdeen – located on King Street. Here you can expect to see performances from smaller amateur dramatic companies. ACT Aberdeen also hosts drama workshops and a popular Pantomime every Christmas.
Visit http://www.act-aberdeen.org.uk/ to find out what’s on and coming soon to ACT Aberdeen.
If you are in Aberdeen we’re sure that you’ll find a performance that takes your fancy. From rock and pop concerts, to West End Shows, children’s performances, gigs, and comedy acts, Aberdeen really is a city of performances.
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