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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. 

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a charity committed to making a creative contribution to the arts, the visitor economy and city centre regeneration for the people of Aberdeen, the North-east of Scotland and beyond. 


We bring and curate a diverse programme including musical theatre, music, dance, comedy, theatre and festivals to audiences and visitors as well as being a key conference and events destination in the North-east of Scotland.

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Our Take Part classes have transformed the lives of young people and communities through creative projects across the city and the North-east.

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

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


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

Our production company, Freshly Squeezed Productions creates work, projects and opportunities for artists and creative practitioners in the North-east to bring tomorrows huge acts to the stage today.

We curate and commission work for the Stepping In digital artspace at the Music Hall. Visit our virtual Stepping In screen to see the latest artwork.

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Our Festivals

We curate three festivals each year

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True North

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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.  



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