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Creating a Spark

Our vision is to create a vibrant cultural hub at the heart of city life, inspiring, exploring and engaging through live performance and creative projects.

We strive to create opportunities for artists and practitioners in the North East of Scotland and we do this by providing commissions, producing our own projects and collaborating with creative professionals throughout Scotland and beyond.

Stepping In Screen

The Stepping In Screen provides a spectacular, contemporary welcome to the Music Hall in the heart of Aberdeen city centre. Visible from the street outside, the screen invites people in to explore the much-loved venue.

Throughout the year, the digital art space plays host to work from artist from across the country and you can discover some of the most recent projects below. Unable to visit in person? See a virtual recreation of the stepping in space.

Thank you to our friends at Design and Code for working in partnership with us on this project.

Commissioned Projects

Rise Up Short Films


As part of True North 2021, Aberdeen Performing Arts commissioned four North-East based poets to produce new work inspired by the festival’s theme Rise Up. We then paired each poet with a filmmaker and commissioned the duo to create a new artistic short film based on the poem.

Discover the projects here.




Aberdeen Performing Arts presents new work by artist Gill Russell in response to A Narrow Glimpse of Sea by writer Esther Woolfson. The collaboration between Gill and Esther is an exploration of Aberdeen’s relationship with the North Sea and the natural landscape of the City of Aberdeen.

Currently on show at the Music Hall.

Find out more here.