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Aberdeen Performing Arts Changemakers


Aberdeen Performing Arts is committed to creating positive change within our communities and in the North-east of Scotland. We aim to set up opportunities for our artists and audiences to make a difference.

Diversity, inclusion and sustainability are at the heart our work and we strive host and curate events and partnerships to keep the discussion alive around these important subjects.

Keep up to date with our changemaker activities on Instagram at @apatakepart.

Upcoming events

Eat the Rich III

Friday 01 Mar 2024

Lemon Tree

Previous Events

Climate Week North East

Climate Week North East was a celebration of the green shoots of creativity growing within the arts and climate community. Held in March and April 2023, a series of events across comedy, music, theatre, family shows and workshops raised discussion and explored sustainability.

Eat The Rich

Hosted at the Lemon Tree each Spring, Eat The Rich is a cabaret featuring a rabble-rousing line-up of performers from around Scotland. The performances all feature artists who want nothing more than to eat the rich!

Co-produced by Aberdeen Performing Arts and Sanctuary Queer Arts – Scotland’s newest organisation for amplifying LGBTQIA+ voices:

Drag, Identity and the Art of Persona

Persona, identity and characterisation are fundamental to creating a great performance. How does your character walk and talk? What’s the intention behind what they do? Do they have something to hide?

Drag can be as fun, whimsical or colourful as the artist. It can let us share the parts of ourselves no-one gets to see, a chance to talk about things we would ordinarily be too afraid to, and a way to become who we wish we really were. This is what drag did for award-winning non binary artist Jordy Deelight, who uses their platform to create work about disability, mental health, gender and much more.