About Light the Blue

Aberdeen Performing Arts is delighted to present our first annual youth arts festival, Light the Blue this June. Join us for an exciting programme of theatre productions created by APA’s Youth Theatre, skills workshops, discussion and an explosive gig by our Project Band musicians.

Join us as we celebrate Aberdeen’s creative youth and ignite the bright sparks of the future. Stand well back!

Festival Diary

Click here for a listing of all events.

Tickets can be purchased via Links above. Or by calling our box office on:  (01224) 641 122

Enjoy all three theatre performances and the Project Band showcase on Saturday 16 June for the bargain price of £20. If you are interested in this please call our Box Office directly on (01224) 641 122.

At APA, we are committed to making our events as accessible as possible. There are BSL signed performances available for all youth theatre productions presented at Light the Blue and the Panel Discussion (Approaching a Career in the Arts) will also be BSL signed. For more information on the services we offer or if you have any questions about your visit, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01224 641122 or get in touch via email: access@aberdeenperformingarts.com.

More About Light the Blue...

A Note from APA’s Drama Development Coordinator

Light the Blueis a brand new project for the team at APA. It emerged because we wanted to create an opportunity to really celebrate the brilliant young people that take part in the youth theatre and youth music activity at APA, as well as inspire new young people in and around Aberdeen. Our groups have always worked towards performances and concerts in the summer term, but we really wanted to bring everyone together and create a platform for our young creatives to share work with each other and a wider audience. They have been involved from the outset of the project, and are at the heart of the festival.

We’re also really keen to create opportunities for new participants engage with APA through the workshop programme and panel discussion. It’s a great opportunity to develop new audiences and reach local young people that may not have engaged with APA before.

Audiences should expect thought-provoking and entertaining performances, lively discussion and opportunities to learn something new. Come along for an action-packed, inspiring week!


Light the Blue at Orchard Brae

As part of Light the Blue, Artist and Performer, Naomi O’Kelly will be working with the students of Orchard Brae School. The pupils will be taking part in a workshop called Today I am someone else and watching O’Kelly’s original production, The Princess and the Frozen Pea.

To find out more about this project, or APA’s work with schools please contact: