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Our Story

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a multi-award winning, multi-site, arts charity right at the centre of North-east of Scotland.

Our three iconic city centre venues; His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and the Lemon Tree, are all on a national and international touring circuit for the performing arts and a vital part of Aberdeen and Scotland’s cultural landscape.

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Our Purpose

We believe the performing arts benefit the lives of everyone. 

Our Mission

Creating a Spark


Our Vision

A vibrant cultural hub at the heart of city life, inspiring, exploring and engaging through live performance and creative projects


Our Values

Resilience • Optimism • Loyalty  • Curiosity • Teamwork


Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity registered in Scotland, No SCO33733

Our Venues

We run His Majesty’s Theatre, Music Hall and Lemon Tree, we truly are in the heart of cultural life in Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland. 

Our People

Our Productions and Activity

We curate and commission work for the Stepping In digital artspace at the Music Hall. Take a look at some of the previous artwork we have featured on our screen here.


Our Festivals

Granite Noir is our Crime Writing Festival. Inspired by crime fiction in all its forms, we celebrate Scottish writers on the page and on screen with Aberdeen as its backdrop.

Light The Blue is our Youth Arts Festival. For young people, by young people, this festival is for ages 5-25 across Aberdeen and beyond. Showcasing the best of what the region has to offer in this multi-artform festival.

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Our Environment


We aim to be a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable creative organisation committed to protecting people and the planet. 

We are improving our environmental performance by promoting sustainable working practises, reducing our annual energy usage and being committed to the principle to reduce, reuse and recycle. 




Our Progess