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Aberdeen Performing Arts is a vibrant, cultural hub at the heart of city life inspiring, exploring and engaging through live performances and creative projects. Creating A Spark in the North-east with our homegrown shows and productions.

Freshly Squeezed Productions in partnership with Ailie Cohen and Sarah Corbett

The Lemon Tree Studio | Book Tickets
Tue 3 - Sun 8 , Tue 10 - Sun 15 , Tue 17 - Sunday 22 Dec, 10.30am & 1.30pm

Ice House

Only appears in winter

Whatever you put in it, is gone by summer

It’ll melt your heart, and everything else if you’re not careful!

The Lemon Tree’s Christmas show is a visual delight full of magic and mischief.  Suitable for children aged under 7.

To avail of family ticket for four discount, please add two standard and 2 under 16 tickets to your basket.

'with thanks to Mull Theatre


Previous Christmas shows have included:

Freshly Squeezed Productions & Tortoise In A Nutshell: Flutter

The Lemon Tree Studio | Book Tickets
Tuesday 5 - Sunday 24 December 2017, 10.30am & 1.30pm

Flutter is an interactive, immersive performance for 2-6 year olds that takes its audience on a multi-sensory journey through a world of winter snow.

Part installation and part performance, Flutter will transport you to a world filled with snow drifts, winding paths and twinkling stars. A rich palette of materials, puppetry and music combine to create a tactile and multi-sensory show for small hands, eyes, ears and noses. Based around a series of connected short stories, the piece is all about the rhythms of winter; transformation, hibernation, frost, thaw and renewal.

Recommended ages 2-6 years

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company & Aberdeen Performing Arts: White

The Lemon Tree Studio
Thursday 8 - Saturday 24 December 2016

White is a playful, highly visual new show for very young children and is a perfect first time theatre experience.

Welcome to the beautifully strange world of White. Full of birdsong and birdhouses, it gleams and dazzles and shines in the night. Two friends look after the birds and make sure the eggs stay safe. We watch, we help. The world is bright, ordered and white. But high up in the trees, all is not white. Colour appears. First red... then yellow... then blue...

"White is an enthralling, beautifully staged two-man show that will engage children throughout" Evening Express

"...delightful and enchanting" Press and Journal

Recommended ages 2-5 years

Visible Fictions & Aberdeen Performing Arts:
A Ladder to the Stars

The Lemon Tree Studio
Monday 7 - Thursday 24 December 2015

 Visible Fictions & Aberdeen Performing Arts | By Simon Puttock, adapted by Dougie Irvine

Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish... She wishes she could dance with the stars. Wanting to make this wish come true, the star tells the moon, the moon tells the sun, the sun tells the wind and the rain, and together they dream up a wonderful plan. Told through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, A Ladder to the Stars is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams.

"Magical Story to delight the tots" Press & Journal

"When you wish upon a star, you're really letting your imagination soar on wings of hope - and that is the very essence of this gentle, whimsical piece" ★★★★ The Herald

"Instantly lovable" ★★★ The Scotsman

“a magical production” Evening Express

Frozen Charlotte & Aberdeen Performing Arts:

The Lemon Tree Studio
Monday 8 - Wednesday 31 December 2014

 Are you a Robin? Do you have some spare time on your wings? With more Christmas mail than ever before we need Robins like you who can get the job done! This Christmas, Robin (not so reliant) will be getting his feathers a twist, but we guarantee first class fun and seasonal cheer will be delivered (on time).

A new show for everyone aged between 3 and 6 and their families and friends from the makers of A Million Miles Away…and Too Many Penguins?

"If you only take your children to see one things this Christmas, Robin is the one" Press and Journal

"Full of beautifully crafted invention, lively music and humour" The Herald

"Robin show a soaring success" Evening Express