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Teen Skene #6 What's on in Aberdeen?
This blog post is dedicated to those who enjoy going to the theatre to watch a show, whether it be a drama or a musical. There are 3 main venues in Aberdeen to go and see a show, all within very short distance of each other.
The main theatre in Aberdeen is His Majesty’s (otherwise known as ‘HMT’). This is situated on Rosemount Viaduct, so very handy for those staying at Skene House Rosemount. This theatre can hold up to 1,941 people and has an array of different seats, all offering different, but spectacular, views of the beautiful stage.
HMT offers a wide variety of shows and in previous years showed ‘Hairspray’, ‘Dickens Great Expectations’ and ‘The Nutcracker’ amongst many other musicals, ballets, plays and operas. HMT is exceptionally fun at Christmas time when it shows its annual pantomime, in previous years it has been Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella. Sometimes regarded as the best experience of your trip will be the ice cream offered during the break, so make sure you take some money to treat yourself! All in all, you are sure to have a fun filled evening with family and friends.
A smaller theatre venue in Aberdeen is the Arts Centre – which holds up to 350 people - predominately used by drama groups, both at amateur and professional level. At very reasonable prices you are sure to have a great evening and be very impressed with the standard of performance. To see what shows are on when you are in Aberdeen, visit the website for further details.
The Lemon Tree is another small venue in Aberdeen which offers ‘an excellent alternative entertainment scene.’ Although mainly used for music events, the Lemon Tree does occasionally host plays and the odd comedian! Check out the website for more details and the box office for upcoming shows.