In the Heart
of Aberdeen

Planning a visit to Aberdeen Arts Centre? Our friendly team of staff and volunteers are looking forward to welcoming you and will be happy to help if we can with any special requests to make your visit more comfortable and convenient.

We are located at 33 King Street, in the centre of Aberdeen, Scotland — close to the Castlegate end of the city's main thoroughfare, Union Street. You'll find Aberdeen Arts Centre on the junction of King Street and West North Street.

Where to
Find Us

33 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA
+44 (0) 1224 546 765

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Getting Here

By Bus:

First Bus and Stagecoach services operate close to Aberdeen Arts Centre, and the following stops and services are well suited for travelling to and from the venue:

  • West North Street (Shoe Lane stop) — 20, 23
  • King Street (St Andrew’s Cathedral stop) — 13, 23
  • Broad Street — 11, 11A, 17, 18, 19, 20, 727, X20
  • Castlegate — 13, 20, 1, 1B, 2

In general, any bus service that stops in the Castlegate area, Marischal College or the city centre end of King Street will be helpful for visiting Aberdeen Arts Centre.

By Car / Taxi:

If visiting Aberdeen Arts Centre by car, you'll find the following car parks to be within a convenient distance to the venue — parking fees may vary:

If travelling by taxi or being dropped off, we recommend directing drivers to our Queen Street entrance next to the former Police Station building.

By Train:

Aberdeen train station is a short 10-minute walk from Aberdeen Arts Centre. 

To book your ticket or to check train times, visit Trainline.

at Aberdeen Arts Centre

The main front entrance to Aberdeen Arts Centre has distinctive columns and three large doors that provide stepped access to the venue. There are six steps to reach the front doors of the building, and handrails are installed at both sides of the front steps.

Step-free / ramped access is available via the 'Stage Door' entrance at the side of the building (accessed via Queen Street). If facing the front of the venue, you can find this entrance by going down the right-hand side of the building, at which point signage will direct you. Once you enter the building via the Stage Door entrance, you'll find a second door, beside which is a call button for contacting venue staff, who will provide access to the building.

We sell tickets on behalf of other organisations who all set different ticket prices. If a concession ticket is available, this will be valid for:

  • Under 16 (child)
  • Over 60s
  • Student
  • Registered Disabled
  • Companion
  • Unemployed

Please have proof of your concession status with you when you come to see the show you've booked.

The following facilities are available for all customers:

  • Accessible toilet facilities
  • Passenger lift to main auditorium
  • Wheelchair spaces in main auditorium — J4, J25
  • Step-free seating options in main auditorium — D-G 2 & 3, 25 & 26
  • Staff & volunteer assistance with accessing / navigating the building

We're currently in the process of installing new lift facilities at Aberdeen Arts Centre — stay tuned!

If you have any particular questions or requests regarding access to the building, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

Seating Plan

All seats in Aberdeen Arts Centre’s auditorium are located upstairs. If you are unsure where to go, please do not hesitate to ask one of our friendly volunteers. Our staff and volunteers will also be at hand to escort you upstairs in the lift – please ask at the Box Office for assistance. A detailed seating plan and photos of the auditorium can be found below.

Occasionally our Café Bar/downstairs rooms are used for a more intimate performance space. Please check your ticket/advertising, or ask a volunteer if you are unsure which room you are looking for.

View Seating Plan

Theatre Technical Specifications

Our theatre's Technical Specifications are being updated. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Barry Sherriffs by emailing

We hope to have the updated list online soon!

Thank you for your patience.

If you are interested in hiring this space, please contact us on


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