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Schools & Colleges

You’ll find more than just an arts charity at Aberdeen Performing Arts. We have education at our core. And whether that’s formal learning in a structured way, or flexible community programmes, we’re determined that our invitation to Take Part reaches everyone. It’s about exploration, participation and discovery.

Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours: the secrets behind the curtain

Drama, history, wardrobe, lights, technology, logistics, planning, teamwork, (plus a few ghosts) …it’s all here. Whatever happens, the show must go on. Enjoy an insight into the less well-known corners of His Majesty’s Theatre and The Music Hall and discover what happens behind the scenes through our fun and educational backstage tours. We’ll even throw in a lively performance workshop to let off some steam. We tailor everything to your needs and run tours for groups aged six upwards, with any access requirements. What secrets will you discover?

Work Experience

We have a longstanding commitment to developing talent in all areas of the arts, and aim to make working in the arts industry as accessible for all as possible.  We provide a number of opportunities each year to gain experience of working in our venues.  Visit our work experience and volunteering page  for more information about the opportunities available and how to apply.

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Light the Blue

Light the Blue is a celebration of Youth Arts in Aberdeen and beyond, taking place in the form of a 5 day festival each June.

Our inaugural festival took place in 2018 and since the beginning, Light the Blue has allowed us to showcase the talent across our youth arts classes through performances devised and developed by participants within our programmes.

As well as giving a platform to talent from our own Creative Learning programme, Light the Blue also offers us an opportunity to work with arts practitioners, organisations and theatre companies from across Aberdeen and throughout Scotland.

Workshops, talks and masterclasses are also held for young people across the weekend meaning that Light the Blue is a perfect way for young people to perform, spectate or participate in a celebration of youth arts in Aberdeen!

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