Duthie Park Concerts


Several times a year the Duthie Park in Aberdeen plays host to free concerts. The concerts are sponsored by local companies such as the oil company BP. They are called The Free BP Summer Big Screens Event. Though the performers are not actually in Aberdeen, they perform live in London from The Royal Opera House and are broadcast direct to a large high definition screen at the lawns.




Follow us on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Google+






Strictly Come Dancing Professionals Aberdeen AECC

Book early! May 12th Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals at the AECC Buy Tickets.



I have published a book which tells the story of an Aberdonian military nurse who returns from Afghanistan and encounters The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital. The novel reveals her origins and takes him to a pre-war Duthie Park, modern day Cruden Bay and back to the past to the Battle of Loos in World War One where he witnesses the Gordon Highlanders in action. This is the first in the series of Grey and Scarlet Novels by me, CG Buswell, and each book will feature a well known Aberdeen ghost and Aberdeenshire area as well as modern Scottish Infantry in action. Read the first chapter for free.




2018 Duthie Park Opera

The 2018 event will be La Boheme by Verdi on Tuesday 26 June from 5pm to 11pm.

Please bring your own rug or chairs and picnic.

Barbecues, naked flames, glasses, cans and are not permitted. However there will be hot and cold snacks and non alcoholic drinks for sale.

No tickets are needed for these free events - just go along and enjoy the live performances.


Each broadcast starts at 7:30pm. There is a pre-performance film at 7pm for each event. These films give the audience an insight into the Royal Opera House and the life of a Royal Ballet dancer.


First Group Park and Ride Buses can be caught to the event from Kingswells and the Bridge of Don. The buses will run from 6pm and 7:30pm and then return from 9:30pm until 11pm. The cost of the bus fare will be 1 and the buses will drop passengers off at Riverside Drive. Buses numbers 16, 17 and 28 also go to the entrance as part of their routes.


The events are organised by Beyond Petroleum, Aberdeen City Council and The ROH.












If you like this page and would like to easily share it with your friends and family please use the social networking buttons below:











Whack a Haggis
Play our new game - Whack The Haggis!! - Now available for all formats including iOS, Android and desktop.






Read more about the Duthie Park.


Previous opera events have incuded La Boheme from Covent Garden, La Traviata, Turandot and The Marriage of Figaro.

Previous ballets for these BP Summer Big Screens free screening have included The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.



Site contents copyright AboutAberdeen.com 2004 - 2018. All rights reserved.
Privacy/Disclaimer Policy