There’s more than 101 reasons to visit Aberdeen in 2024 and beyond, with the announcement of a spectacular new season of shows bound for His Majesty’s Theatre and the Music Hall.

Fans of musical theatre will be spoiled for choice with their pick of shows from fresh and fun West End hits to beloved feel-good favourites. Audiences will go dotty for 101 Dalmatians, (Tuesday October 29 – Saturday November 2), a thought-provoking coming of age tale with Dear Evan Hansen (Tuesday, March 4 – Saturday, March 8 2025), the fabulously funny & Juliet (Tuesday, February 4 – Saturday, February 8), and classics Blood Brothers (Tuesday, October 1 – Saturday, October 5), and Hairspray (Tuesday January 20 – Saturday January 25 2025).

Theatre-goers will be taken to new heights with the newly announced His Majesty’s Theatre pantomime for the 2024 season, Jack and the Beanstalk (November 30 2024 – January 5 2025), the family favourites continue with The Tiger who came to Tea (Saturday, August 10 – Sunday August 11) and Children’s Classic Concerts return with Out of this World (March 10) and the cream of local talent will be on display with Lyric Theatre’s Sunshine on Leith (Wednesday June 26 – Saturday June 29).

Comedy fans are well catered for with fan favourites Elaine C Smith (March 8), Rob Brydon (February 19) and Jimmy Carr (February 19 2025). A special prologue to Granite Noir Festival with a talk from bestselling author Tess Gerritsen (January 26) and an illustrious line up of some of Scotland’s greatest singers and musicians with Scotland Sings Bacharach (March 1) complete a sensational line up announced by Aberdeen Performing Arts today.

Aberdeen Performing Arts Director of Programming and Creative Projects, Ben Torrie said: “It’s so exciting to be bringing the very best in theatre, comedy and music to the North East with this new season announcement, as well as celebrating the cream of local talent. & Juliet will bring the feel-good vibes with a fresh new take on a classic love story, while Elaine C Smith is always a welcome face at our venues – we can’t wait to have her back. The line up for Scotland Sings Bacharach is a who’s who of the finest musical talent this country has to offer, and Tess Gerritsen will tee us up nicely for Granite Noir Festival in February!”

Tickets for all of these shows go on sale to Friends of Aberdeen Performing Arts on Wednesday, November 29 and on general sale on Friday, December 1, available from, phone (01224) 641122 or visit the Music Hall at His Majesty’s Theatre or the Music Hall.

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