Incredible experiences at His Majesty's Theatre

World Theatre Day on 27 March is a chance to celebrate all things theatre, from ground-breaking artistry, world-class talent, family occasions and of course, a healthy dose of jazz hands! We are lucky to have a thriving theatre scene in Aberdeen, with beautiful and historical venues like His Majesty’s Theatre.

Designed by celebrated architect Frank Matcham, His Majesty’s Theatre is a category A listed theatre which, since it opened in 1906, has been a recognised stop on the UK’s theatre touring circuit as well as being a fully equipped producing venue, hosting international touring companies, nationally renowned artists and Scottish and homegrown talent making it a beacon of the North East’s cultural landscape and a beloved landmark.

His Majestys Theatre Auditorium Medium

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Check out some of the highlights from a packed programme of events coming up:

The Drifters Girl

Direct from the West End, The Drifters Girl comes to His Majesty’s Theatre as its first Scottish venue as part of a major UK & Ireland tour from Tuesday, April 2- Saturday, April 6.

This smash-hit show is packed full of iconic Drifters hits including Saturday Night At The Movies, Save The Last Dance For Me and Stand By Me. Discover the remarkable story of The Drifters and the truth about the woman who made them.

Book your tickets here.

Bonnie & Clyde

Another Scottish premiere follows with Bonnie & Clyde from Tuesday, April 9- Saturday, April 13. Two small-town kids from the middle of nowhere became the biggest folk heroes in all of America.

Winner of Best New Musical at the WhatsOnStage Awards 2023, the West End cult-sensation is set to hold-up His Majesty’s Theatre following two hell-raising seasons in London’s West End.

Book your tickets here.

Scottish Ballet: Swan Lake

Lose yourself in the raw intensity of this sleek and unmissable ballet, finally returning to Scotland after its sell-out 2016 debut.

David Dawson’s daring, visceral choreography is perfectly paired with the rich, romantic Tchaikovsky score, played live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Book your tickets here.

The Swans in David Dawsons Swan Lake for Scottish Ballet. Photo by Christina Riley 1

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Sunset Song

Scotland’s most loved literary heroine Chris Guthrie is brought to the stage in this thrilling contemporary adaptation from Wednesday, May 8 – Saturday, May 11.

Exploring human resilience and the loss of a way of life, through a scorching female protagonist, Sunset Song has a profoundly lyrical intensity that echoes throughout the years and still resonates today.

Book your tickets here.

Dear Billy

At His Majesty’s from Thursday, May 16 – Saturday, May 18, is this love letter to the Big Yin himself.

Billy Connolly needs no introduction. He is a national treasure.  From the shipyards of the Clydeside to his trailblazing and extraordinary stage and movie exploits, he is woven into Scottish culture.

An expert team of story gatherers has created a collection of these moving and hilarious tales. Gary McNair, one of Scotland’s best theatre makers, has turned these stories into a show celebrating the Big Yin and what he means to us.

Gary is hitting the road with a band, collecting more stories as they go, making every show different.

Get your tickets here.

Make a Night of it

The award-winning bar and cafe at His Majesty’s Theatre, The Terrace offers spectacular views of Union Terrace Gardens for pre-theatre dining, drinks, breakfast and lunch. Look out for its Musical Afternoon Teas and Murder Mystery events too! Every good story starts with a great setting, and The Terrace is the perfect spot to start yours.

The Terrace Opening Event Large2

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Take a Look Backstage

There is always so much going on behind the scenes to make everything go smoothly on stage and front of house, so why not come along and get a sneak peek with one of the guided tours.

For further information on events please visit Aberdeen Performing Arts' website.