His Majesty's Theatre

His Majesty's Theatre
Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL
  • Box office 01224 641122
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His Majesty's Theatre

His Majesty's Theatre was commissioned to replace Aberdeen's smaller Her Majesty's Theatre. Designed by the great Frank Matcham and opened in 1906, it was refurbished in the early 1930s by local businessman James F Donald, who added external neon lighting to give Aberdeen that hint of Broadway, and a revolving stage. It has received further refurbishments in the early 1980s and 2000s, and supposedly has its own ghost roaming the corridors, named Jake. The theatre receives major touring shows, operas and stand-up comedy.

Aberdeen station is ten minutes' walk away, and the theatre is served by the 3, 3G, 4, 12, 37, 59, 220, 305, 420, N37 and X20 bus routes.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi
  • Open since: 1906

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Babe, The Sheep Pig

Tom O’Connell Productions, Limelight Productions and Polka Theatre present Meet the lovable Babe in a heart-warming tale of friendship, adventure and bravery. When Babe arrives at Hogget’s Farm he is taken in by the trusty sheep dog Fly and discovers a talent for herding. With the help of his adopted Mum, our polite…

Mon 17 Jul

£17.50–£21.50 / 01224 641122

Tue 18 Jul

£17.50–£21.50 / 01224 641122

Wed 19 Jul

£17.50–£21.50 / 01224 641122

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations

Grieg Holberg Suite Glazunov Violin Concerto Elgar Variations on an original theme (Enigma) Roman Simović violin John Wilson conductor (approximate finish time: 3.40pm) The ‘Enigma’ Variations, Elgar’s musical portrait gallery of his “friends pictured within”, is both a miniature symphony, and a uniquely revealing glimpse…

Sun 26 Nov

£24 / 01224 641122

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ Symphony

Mozart Serenade in G, K.525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik) Britten Les illuminations* Bridge Three Idylls (arranged for string orchestra) Mozart Symphony No.41 (Jupiter) Claire Booth soprano* Laura Samuel director (approximate finish time: 5.00pm) The amazing thing about the two 18th century masterpieces in this concert is that…

Sat 21 Apr 2018

£24 / 01224 641122

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, K.271 ‘Jeunehomme’ Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 (Pathétique) Arthur Jussen piano Martyn Brabbins conductor (approximate finish time: 5.00pm) It was the composer’s brother who suggested the name for Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony, and he told it like it is…

Sat 20 Jan 2018

£24 / 01224 641122

BBC Ten Pieces Live!

Family Concert: The perfect introduction to classical music for all ages! Over the past few years the BBC’s Ten Pieces initiative has opened up the world of classical music to a generation of children, and inspired them to develop their own creative responses to ten specially-chosen pieces of music. Featuring famous music…

Sun 11 Feb 2018

All tickets £12.00 | Under 16s £6 / 01224 641122

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier award-winning West End show is coming to Aberdeen as part of its first ever UK tour! ‘The audience loves Beautiful’ (Daily Mail) and critics agree! Called ‘slick and beautifully played’ (The Times), the ‘amazing story of the songwriting talents of Carole King told through…

Tue 23 Jan 2018

£44.50–£52.50 / 01224 641122

Wed 24 Jan 2018

£44.50–£52.50 / 01224 641122

Thu 25 Jan 2018

£44.50–£52.50 / 01224 641122

…and 2 more dates until 27 Jan 2018

Chess

Fresh from its sellout production of Sunshine on Leith, Aberdeen Opera Company Productions are delighted to return to HMT with Chess Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus Lyrics by Tim Rice Based on an idea by Tim Rice This amateur production of “Chess (UK Version)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL…

Wed 28 Jun

£26–£32 / 01224 641122

Thu 29 Jun

£26–£32 / 01224 641122

Fri 30 Jun

£26–£32 / 01224 641122

Sat 1 Jul

£26–£32 / 01224 641122

Crazy for You

Jamie Wilson Productions presents | By George & Ira Gershwin High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing) and featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin…

Tue 27 Mar 2018

£50 / 01224 641122

Wed 28 Mar 2018

£50 / 01224 641122

Thu 29 Mar 2018

£50 / 01224 641122

…and 2 more dates until 31 Mar 2018

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

  • Directed by: Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett, Marianne Elliott
  • Written by: Mark Haddon (book), Simon Stephens (adapt)

Simon Stephens's adaptation of the darkly humorous book by Mark Haddon presented by National Theatre.

Tue 8 Aug

£32–£37 / 01224 641122

Wed 9 Aug

£32–£37 / 01224 641122

Thu 10 Aug

£32–£37 / 01224 641122

…and 2 more dates until 12 Aug

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£27 / 01224 641122

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

In his follow-up to Fame: Not The Musical, David Baddiel paints an irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats, with a loving focus on his late mother Sarah and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Contains explicit language.

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£30.06 / 01224 641122

Elaine Paige

The first lady of the British musical sings songs from the nation's favourite musicals and a smattering of hit pop songs including 'Memory', 'Closest Thing to Crazy', 'Cry Me A River' and 'Je Ne Regrette Rien'.

Fri 27 Oct

£36.50–£46.50 / 01224 641122

Engage! Create! Summer Term 2017

Create! | Primary 4-7 | Saturday mornings 11am - 12.30pm Create is an opportunity for children of primary age 4-7 to develop a love for performing, build on their confidence and develop skills in acting and theatre making. In Create we explore performance techniques and encourage participants to use their imagination and…

Fri 26 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

Sat 27 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

Sun 28 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

…and 27 more dates until 24 Jun

Engage! Imagine Tiny Summer Term 2017

Imagine Tiny | Ages 1-2 years old and their parent / carer | Saturday afternoons 1pm - 1.45pm An interactive and lively session for tiny musicians aged 1-2 years old and their parent / carer. Join us for songs, rhymes, movement and fun! Our small participants will sing songs, learn rhymes and develop social skills, with…

Fri 26 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

Sat 27 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

Sun 28 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

…and 27 more dates until 24 Jun

Engage! Imagine Tots Summer Term 2017

Imagine Tots | Ages 3-4 years old and their parent / carer | Saturday afternoons 2pm - 2.45pm An interactive and lively session for little musicians aged 3-4 years old and their parent / carer. Join us for songs, rhymes, games, music and fun! Little participants will learn songs and explore music skills at a more…

Fri 26 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

Sat 27 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

Sun 28 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

…and 27 more dates until 24 Jun

Engage! Intermediate Youth Theatre Summer Term 2017

Intermediate Youth Theatre | Secondary 3-4 | Wednesday evenings 6.30pm - 8.30pm In Intermediate Youth Theatre you will hone your performance skills and further develop your understanding of how to stage a performance. You will work as an ensemble alongside theatre professionals to devise a production which will be fully…

Fri 26 May

395

£70 / 01224 641122

Sat 27 May

395

£70 / 01224 641122

Sun 28 May

395

£70 / 01224 641122

…and 24 more dates until 21 Jun

Engage! Junior Youth Theatre Summer Term 2017

Junior Youth Theatre | Secondary 1-2 | Saturday afternoons 4.30pm - 6pm In Junior Youth Theatre you will have the opportunity to develop theatre making skills and learn the building blocks of creating a performance. You will work together as an ensemble to devise a performance which will be fully staged at The Lemon Tree…

Fri 26 May

395

£70 / 01224 641122

Sat 27 May

395

£70 / 01224 641122

Sun 28 May

395

£70 / 01224 641122

…and 27 more dates until 24 Jun

Engage! Mini Maestros Summer Term 2017

Mini Maestros | Ages Primary 1-3 | Saturday afternoons 3pm - 4pm Mini Maestros is a fun and interactive session for small musicians in P1-P3. Join us for songs, games, music and stories! Participants will be given the chance to learn the building blocks of good musicianship skills. We will learn about different musical…

Fri 26 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

Sat 27 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

Sun 28 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

…and 27 more dates until 24 Jun

Engage! Play! Summer Term 2017

Play! | Ages Primary 1-3 | Saturday mornings 9.30am - 10.30am Play creates a spark of fun by introducing children of Primary 1-3 ages to the world of theatre through engaging games and stories. This class is designed to be the first step of a child’s journey with APA Engage activities. By gently encouraging participants…

Fri 26 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

Sat 27 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

Sun 28 May

395

£55 / 01224 641122

…and 27 more dates until 24 Jun

Engage! Senior Youth Theatre Summer Term 2017

Senior Youth Theatre | Secondary 5-6 | Tuesday evenings 6.30pm - 9pm In Senior Youth Theatre you will review and further develop your skills in performance, theatre making and staging a performance. You will explore a range of different theatre styles, including scripted and devised work to create high quality…

Fri 26 May

395

£75 / 01224 641122

Sat 27 May

395

£75 / 01224 641122

Sun 28 May

395

£75 / 01224 641122

…and 23 more dates until 20 Jun

Flashdance

Dance like you’ve never danced before! Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she…

Mon 4 Jun 2018

£40–£48.50 / 01224 641122

Tue 5 Jun 2018

£40–£48.50 / 01224 641122

Wed 6 Jun 2018

£40–£48.50 / 01224 641122

…and 3 more dates until 9 Jun 2018

Funbox: Underwater Adventure

Underwater adventure from the former stars of The Singing Kettle. The Funbox is locked and the gang will have to cause a splash because their magical keys are all tucked up in the sea bed. Can they find them all in time?

Sat 19 Aug

£16 / 01224 641122

Sun 20 Aug

£16 / 01224 641122

Grease

He’s the one that you WANT!! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band THE WANTED, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in Grease, the No.1 greatest musical! Also starring Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ & Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton as Rizzo, this…

Mon 13 Nov

£45–£53 / 01224 641122

Tue 14 Nov

£45–£53 / 01224 641122

Wed 15 Nov

£45–£53 / 01224 641122

…and 3 more dates until 18 Nov

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

The enormously tall and slightly manic-eyed comedian you'll know from many a telly panel show and from his terrifying turn as the head of sixth form in The Inbetweeners, Davies returns with a new show of stand-up to follow the likes of Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and The Back of my Mum's Head.

Tue 31 Oct

£32.48 / 01224 641122

Hairspray

Mark Goucher Ltd presents The West End's favourite musical comedy, Hairspray, is returning to His Majesty’s Theatre! Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to follow her extraordinary dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy she loves. Hairspray is the…

Mon 19 Mar 2018

£49–£58 / 01224 641122

Tue 20 Mar 2018

£49–£58 / 01224 641122

Wed 21 Mar 2018

£49–£58 / 01224 641122

…and 3 more dates until 24 Mar 2018

Jane Eyre

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Charlotte Bronte (book), Mike Akers (adapt)

Sally Cookson directs this bold re-imagining of Charlotte Bronte's novel about a spirited heroine's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms in the face of poverty, injustice and bitter betrayal. A National Theatre co-production with Bristol Old Vic.

Mon 28 Aug

£12.50–£31.50 / 01224 641122

Tue 29 Aug

£12.50–£31.50 / 01224 641122

Wed 30 Aug

£12.50–£31.50 / 01224 641122

…and 3 more dates until 2 Sep

Limitless

Limitless 2017 is the next instalment of non -stop dance from Aberdeen’s Danscentre. Celebrating the school’s 30th year the show is jam packed from hip hop to Ballet and tinies to teens with something for everyone and a soundtrack to inspire. Danscentre is known for its quality and excellence of training and Limitless…

Thu 8 Jun

£31.50 / 01224 641122

Fri 9 Jun

£31.50 / 01224 641122

Sat 10 Jun

£31.50 / 01224 641122

Mamma Mia!

The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will come to His Majesty's Theatre for a four week run in 2017 as part of its first ever UK tour. Join the ultimate feel-good party at MAMMA MIA!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical! Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her…

Tue 19 Sep

£54.50 / 01224 641122

Wed 20 Sep

£54.50 / 01224 641122

Thu 21 Sep

£54.50 / 01224 641122

…and 23 more dates until 14 Oct

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.

Thu 26 Apr 2018

£32 / 01224 641122

Wed 13 Jun 2018

£32 / 01224 641122

Scottish Ballet: Autumn 2017

A programme inspired by the music of one of the most distinctive and influential composers of the 20th Century, Igor Stravinsky, performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Autumn 2017 features Kenneth McMillan’s Baiser de la Fee, alongside Chris Hampson’s Rite of Spring. Kenneth McMillan’s Baiser de la Fee Scottish…

Tue 24 Oct

£20–£26 / 01224 641122

Wed 25 Oct

£20–£26 / 01224 641122

Scottish Ballet: Autumn 2017 Pre Show Talk: Dance

Hear about the making of the production direct from members of our Artistic and Education teams. This fascinating free half hour talk is the perfect way to learn more about the show before you take your seat. Places are limited so please contact box office to book.

Tue 24 Oct

Free / 01224 641122

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker

Let Scottish Ballet take you on journey with young Clara, who falls asleep after a Christmas party and dreams of helping the Nutcracker Prince defeat an army of mice. Join her as she visits the glittering Land of Snow, where delicate snowflakes come to life and be dazzled by the Kingdom of Sweets, the enchanted realm of…

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£36–£46 / 01224 641122

Thu 18 Jan 2018

£36–£46 / 01224 641122

Fri 19 Jan 2018

£36–£46 / 01224 641122

Sat 20 Jan 2018

£36–£46 / 01224 641122

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker: Ballet Cafe

A fun and informal afternoon for adults where we invite you to take part in a gentle beginner's dance session, listen to an illustrated talk, and relax for a chat over a cup of tea and cake. Ballet Cafe participants should meet in HMT foyer, by the box office, at 1.50 to be taken downstairs to the Education Studio.

Wed 17 Jan 2018

£10 / 01224 641122

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker: Family Insight

Take a little time out to discover the inspirations behind Hansel & Gretel's choreography, characters, music and designs. This insight offers the fascinating experience of watching the Company take class on stage and talking to one of the dancers afterwards about their career.

Sat 20 Jan 2018

£5.50 / 01224 641122

Scottish Ballet: The Nutcracker Pre Show Talk: Music

Hear about the making of the production direct from members of our Artistic, Music or Education teams. These fascinating free half hour talks are the perfect way to learn more about the show before you take your seat. Choose from our talks focused on music or dance. This is a free event but places are limited, please…

Fri 19 Jan 2018

Free / 01224 641122

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Egarr Conducts Beethoven & Brahms

Richard Egarr conducts Mozart's Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, Brahms' Serenade No 2 and Beethoven's Symphony No 4.

Sat 28 Oct

£12.50–£29 (under 26s, students and unemployed £6; under 18s free) / 01224 641122

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Scottish Opera: Eugene Onegin

Scottish Opera presents Tchaikovsky's New production | Supported by The Alexander Gibson Circle Tchaikovsky and Pushkin: two of Russia’s greatest artists come together in this sweeping tale of unfulfilled love. A lovesick young girl; a cocky young man who thoughtlessly spurns her; a heart-stopping duel between should-be…

Thu 10 May 2018

£59 / 01224 641122

Fri 11 May 2018

£59 / 01224 641122

Sat 12 May 2018

£59 / 01224 641122

Scottish Opera: Eugene Onegin Pre Show Talk

Do you want to know more about the opera you are going to see? This free half hour session delves deeper in to the Opera, enhancing your enjoyment of the full production and extending your knowledge of the piece. Tickets are free for this event but should be reserved as there is a limited availability.

Sat 12 May 2018

Free / 01224 641122

Scottish Opera: Eugene Onegin Unwrapped

Opera Unwrapped is an hour-long taster that gives you the chance to see what the shows we stage are all about. Presented from the set of each production, our Unwrapped events involve singers, backstage crew and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera. You'll hear highlights from the music and be introduced to the principal…

Fri 11 May 2018

£5 / 01224 641122

Scottish Opera: La bohème

Puccini's tale of young Bohemians in love.

Fri 26 May

£56.50 / 01224 641122

Sat 27 May

£56.50 / 01224 641122

Scottish Opera: La bohème Unwrapped

If the thought of sitting through a full-length opera fills you with trepidation, or if you're a seasoned opera-goer with an interest in what happens backstage, this hour-long taster is a perfect introduction to the workings behind the scenes and an introduction to the principal characters and plot.

Fri 26 May

Free (Ticketed) / 01224 641122

Scottish Opera: La traviata Pre-show Talk

Do you want to know more about the opera you are going to see? This free half hour session delves deeper in to the Opera, enhancing your enjoyment of the full production and extending your knowledge of the piece. Tickets are free for this event but should be reserved as there is a limited availability.

Sat 4 Nov

Free / 01224 641122

Scottish Opera: La traviata Unwrapped

Opera Unwrapped is an hour-long taster that gives you the chance to see what the shows we stage are all about. Presented from the set of each production, our Unwrapped events involve singers, backstage crew and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera. You'll hear highlights from the music and be introduced to the principal…

Fri 3 Nov

£5 / 01224 641122

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

50th Anniversary Tour Direct from it’s success in London’s West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits…

Tue 17 Oct

£24 / 01224 641122

Sister Act

Craig Revel Horwood directs and choreographs this feel-good musical comedy featuring original music by Tony and Oscar-winner Alan Menken. X Factor winner Alexandra Burke stars as sassy club singer in need of witness protection, Deloris Van Cartier.

Mon 29 May

£48.50–£57.50 / 01224 641122

Tue 30 May

£48.50–£57.50 / 01224 641122

Wed 31 May

£48.50–£57.50 / 01224 641122

…and 3 more dates until 3 Jun

Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer…

Sat 22 Jul

£23.50–£24.50 / 01224 641122

The Steamie

Come and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Scotland’s most loved play! It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year – with a little help from the not so…

Tue 12 Sep

£30–£35 / 01224 641122

Wed 13 Sep

£30–£35 / 01224 641122

Thu 14 Sep

£30–£35 / 01224 641122

…and 2 more dates until 16 Sep

Sunset Boulevard

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning (Best Musical, Best Original Score & Best Book of a Musical) masterpiece Sunset Boulevard, directed by Nikolai Foster and starring Ria Jones as Norma Desmond, comes to the Aberdeen for one week only. One of the all-time great musicals, Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of…

Mon 6 Nov

£49 / 01224 641122

Tue 7 Nov

£49 / 01224 641122

Wed 8 Nov

£49 / 01224 641122

…and 3 more dates until 11 Nov

The Ultimate Eagles

Building on the phenomenal success of their 2016 European Tour, the internationally acclaimed Ultimate Eagles celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary album “Hotel California”. The show recreates The Eagles original Grammy award winning masterpiece, perfectly performed by the bands very own award winning musicians.

Mon 16 Oct

£26 / 01224 641122

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Ltd presents Direct from a smash-hit WEST END and international tour, Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score. Join our intrepid…

Tue 25 Jul

£15.50 / 01224 641122

Wed 26 Jul

£15.50 / 01224 641122

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