Music Hall

Music Hall
Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QS
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Music Hall

A variety of events fill Aberdeen's Music Hall's calendar, including comedy, theatre, pop music and classical events, as well as the annual Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Housing anywhere from 1300–1500 audience members, the hall was constructed in 1822 and designed by local architect Archibald Simpson, whose work contributed to Aberdeen's nickname as 'the Granite City'. Originally the city's Assembly Rooms, it was later opened to the public as a concert hall in 1859.

The Music Hall cafe serves coffee, snacks and light lunches.

Events at this venue

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Formed in 1935, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is one of the UK's leading orchestras, with an exceptionally wide repertoire and a special affinity for contemporary music.

Fri 8 Feb 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

Mahler 1 in Aberdeen. Gustav Mahler: Symphony No 1 in D major Ernest Bloch: Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque Leonard Bernstein: Candide – overture

Fri 15 Mar 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

Viva España in Aberdeen. Maurice Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (for Orchestra), Rhapsodie espagnole Manuel de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No.1, Nights in the Gardens of Spain Claude Debussy: Images for Orchestra

Fri 5 Apr 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

Mahler’s ‘Song of the Earth’ in Aberdeen. Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde Toru Takemitsu: Requiem for Strings Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No 35 in D major, 'Haffner', K 385

BBC SSO: Mahler's 'Song of the Earth'

Season Ticket bookings available from 22/03/18 General Ticket bookings available 30/04/18 As Gustav Mahler contemplated his own mortality, he drew consolation and strength from the poetry of ancient China. Das Lied von der Erde is the result: a symphony in all but name that distils every last drop of life’s sorrow and…

Fri 5 Apr 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

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BBC SSO: Composer Roots: Mahler 1

If you could hear silence, how would it sound? Maybe something like the massive stillness that opens Mahler’s First Symphony: the starting point for a young artist’s journey to the heart of absolute tragedy and glorious triumph. It’s one of those pieces that simply has to be experienced live, and as part of our ongoing…

Fri 8 Feb 2019

£24 / 01224 641122

BBC SSO: Mahler’s ‘Song of the Earth’

Mahler’s last word, they say, was “Mozart” – but he’d already said his farewells in music, and nowhere more movingly than in 'Das Lied von der Erde': a ninth symphony in all but name that distils every last drop of life’s sorrow and sweetness into six heartrending songs. It’s a perfect complement for both the youthful…

Fri 5 Apr 2019

£24 / 01224 641122

BBC SSO: Viva España!

It’s been said that all the best Spanish music came from France. That’s not strictly true - nothing captures the fragrance of an Andalusian evening quite like Manuel de Falla’s enchanted 'Nights in the Gardens of Spain', especially when performed by the superb young Spanish virtuoso Javier Perianes. And there’s nothing…

Fri 15 Mar 2019

£24 / 01224 641122

Brit Floyd

Not to be confused with the Australian Pink Floyd Show, no sirree. These guys are British. But in other ways, quite similar.

Mon 18 Mar 2019

£37.25 / 01224 641122


The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show BRIT FLOYD Another Brick in the Wall 2019 Celebrating 40 years of The Wall, plus much more. Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns to the stage in 2019 with its most ambitious and best production yet, a very special 40th Anniversary retrospective of Pink…

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Gold Circle £48.40 price Zone A £37.40 / 01224 641122

The Classic Rock Show

Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.

Tue 29 Jan 2019

£24.50–£34.50 / 01224 641122


Britain's Got Talent 2014 classical bros who've knocked out a tour and an album faster than you can say 'ka ching'.

Tue 26 Feb 2019

£21.45–£109 / 01224 641122

Dan Snow: An Evening with the History Guy

Giles Cooper Entertainment presents ‘An Evening with DAN SNOW – The History Guy’. This exclusive ‘History Hit’ UK tour will feature the well-known historian, broadcaster and TV presenter recount anecdotes of memorable experiences from his very successful career. Otherwise known as ‘The History Guy’, Dan will also research…

Mon 4 Mar 2019

£28.60 / 01224 641122

Dr Hook

Dennis Locorriere brings his incarnation of Dr Hook to town.

Thu 7 Nov 2019

£44 / 01224 641122

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Sat 23 Mar 2019

£29 / 01224 641122

Mike & the Mechanics

Mike Rutherford's MOR crew return with a new vocalist in tow – Andrew Roachford of 'Cuddly Toy' fame. The band perform from tracks from their extensive back catalogue including 'The Living Years’, 'Word Of Mouth' and 'Another Cup of Coffee'.

Wed 27 Feb 2019

£46.50 / 01224 641122

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

TV comedy favourite Merton and his talented group of 'impro chums' (read: show offs) magically weave laughs from audience suggestions.

Sat 18 May 2019

£23 / 01224 641122

Royal Scottish National Orchestra-CHAN CONDUCTS ENIGMA VARIATIONS

Chan Conducts The Enigma Variations Fung Lam Endless Forms Scottish premiere Sibelius Violin Concerto Interval Elgar Enigma Variations Elim Chan CONDUCTOR Benjamin Beilman VIOLIN Impatient pianists, practical jokers, and an overenthusiastic bulldog. Elgar dedicated his Enigma Variations to ‘my friends pictured within’…

Sun 19 May 2019

Price range £29 - £13 / 01224 641122

Royal Scottish National Orchestra-CHAN CONDUCTS ROMEO AND JULIET

Chan Conducts Romeo and Juliet Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No2 Interval Prokofiev Selected movements from Romeo and Juliet Suite No1 Prokofiev Selected movements from Romeo and Juliet Suite No2 Elim Chan CONDUCTOR Lukás Vondrácek PIANO ‘But, soft! what light through yonder…

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 01224 641122

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

The Mick Fleetwood-approved tribute act who cover the gamut of Mac material from the Peter Green era to the Buckingham/Nicks days.

Fri 26 Apr 2019

£24.50–£34.50 / 01224 641122


HANDEL, PURCELL - Composers RICHARD EGARR - Conductor CAROLYN SAMPSON - SOPRANO - Soloist PURCELL Music from The Fairy Queen (40’) HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 1 in B-flat (10’) HANDEL Arias from Semele:adore (15’) HANDEL Music for the Royal Fireworks (20’) Described as a conductor “full of fizzy finesse”, Richard Egarr…

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Prices range £29-£13 / 01224 641122


BEETHOVEN, GINASTERA, RAVEL - Composers JOSEP PONS - Conductor BERTRAND CHAMAYOU - PIANO - Soloist GINASTERA Variaciones Concertantes (21’) RAVEL Piano Concerto in G (23’) BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4 (34’) So many wonderful soloists in this concert! Each of Ginastera’s 12 Variaciones puts different orchestral players in the…

Sat 13 Apr 2019

Prices range £29-£13 / 01224 641122


DOVE, HAYDN, LIGETI, MOZART - Composers CLEMENS SCHULDT - Conductor BENJAMIN MARQUISE GILMORE - VIOLIN, OWEN MURRAY - ACCORDION - Soloists MOZART Symphony No 34 in C, K338 (21’) DOVE Accordion Concerto World Premiere (20’) LIGETI Concerto Românesc (15’) HAYDN Symphony No 90 in C (24’) Jonathan Dove’s concertos are often…

Sat 4 May 2019

Prices range £29-£13 / 01224 641122

Stepping In

The celebratory community re-opening of Aberdeen’s iconic category ‘A’ listed Music Hall following its multi million transformation. Date in December to be confirmed. Exact dates tbc.

Sat 1 Dec

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01224 641122

Sun 2 Dec

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01224 641122

Mon 3 Dec

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01224 641122

…and 28 more dates until 31 Dec

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