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The Tivoli Theatre is awarded funding from Historic Scotland 

We are pleased to announce that Historic Scotland will be supporting the regeneration of The Tivoli Theatre by awarding us funding through their Building Repair Grant. The capital will go towards strengthening the Victorian, Grade-A listed building’s internal historic features, including its ornate frescos.

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, announced the funding ahead of her visit to the city on March 20th. She said: ‘The Tivoli Theatre is one of Aberdeen’s most historic public buildings and has been such an important performance space for the arts for over 100 years.’

Brian Hendry, the theatre’s Managing Director, commented: ‘We are absolutely delighted to have the support of a national heritage organisation like Historic Scotland and we welcome their recognition that the theatre’s interior is significant enough to attract grant support. This investment is crucial in bringing the final part of the Tivoli project to completion, through the repair of these significant and original interiors that date back over one hundred years.’

Sandi Thom is sold out

Our Sandi Thom concert on April 15th is officially sold out. Thank you to everybody who has purchased tickets and apologies to anyone who missed out! 

Jack Vettriano exhibition

The Tivoli Theatre are thrilled to be housing an independent Jack Vettriano exhibition. The Fife-born artist has gone from strength to strength in recent years and we are delighted to be putting on a stand-alone show highlighting a range of his eclectic work. 

We have a number of limited edition prints on show, including his latest collection 'The Red Room', many of which are available for purchase.

The exhibition runs from the 4th - 28th of March and is open from 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 1pm - 4pm on a Saturday. Unfortunately, we will not be open Sunday - Monday. 

Entry is £3 for adults and £2 concessions.

Tartan at the Tivoli 

To celebrate St. Andrew’s Day 2014, The Tivoli Theatre will be hosting an evening of traditional Scottish music, dancing and comedy. The event will be the first of the kind the theatre has put on since 1966! 

We would be delighted if you would join us for the concert on Saturday 29th November from 19:30-21:30pm. Tickets are priced at £20/£10 for Tivoli Members.

To arrange tickets, please contact us on 01224 592 755. 

Sandi Thom is coming to The Tivoli!

On April 15th 2014, the singer-songwriter Sandi Thom will be coming to The Tivoli Theatre for an evening of Scottish folk rock.

The Aberdeenshire-born multi-instrumentalist will be playing tracks from her latest record, 'Flesh and Blood', alongside the 2006 hit single 'I Wish I was A Punkrocker'.

Tickets can be purchased for £22 + booking fee from Ticketmaster now: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/36004B31CC082F08

'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood'

The Tivoli Theatre are thrilled to be working with Attic Theatre to host the venue's first pantomime in over fifty years. The production 'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood' runs from Saturday 7th December to Saturday 21st December.

Come along for an evening of laughter, singing, booing and hissing and find out if the Sheriff of Nottigham gets his mischievous way and manages to seize control of Sherwood Forest!

Tickets are priced at £16.50 + booking fee and can be bought online from http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/attic-theatre-robin-hood-and-the-babes-in-the-wood

The Tivoli Theatre host the Russian Classical Gala for Aberlour Child Care Trust

On Saturday 30th November, The Tivoli Theare were delighted to play host to the Russian Classical Gala in aid of Aberlour Child Care Trust.

Dancers from the Russian Ballet Theatre and the soprano singer Oxana Lesnichaya of the world-renowned Bolshoi Theatre impressed a sold-out audience for the first public opening of the audiotorium since its large-scale refurbishment.

With many thanks to the sponsors, Walkers Shortbread and Marcliffe at Pitfodels, the Tivoli were delighted to be able to donate all proceeds to the Scottish children's chartiy.

Brian Hendry, Managing Director of the Tivoli Theatre, said, “We are delighted to host our first concert in almost 50 years and to welcome Oxana as the first opera singer to perform here in over 100 years. Aberlour is a great cause and we’re happy to be involved in this event.

The Tivoli is such an Aberdeen landmark and it’s fantastic to see our vision coming to life for people to enjoy the venue again.”

'Set in Silver' Exhibition

'Set In Silver' Exhibition of early photographs by the Aberdeen photographer and one of the founding directors of the Tivoli Theatre, George Washington Wilson, will be running from Wednesday 11th until Sunday 15th of September in the Tivoli Theatre Gallery as part of the 50+ Festival.  The photographs - on loan from the University of Aberdeen's Library and Special Collections - depict Aberdeen life from the 1870s through to the 1940s.  There will also be some photographs by the Aberdeen Harbour Board of the same period, giving a unique insight into the maritime workings of Aberdeen at the turn of the last century, as well as the exhibiting of vintage camera equipment.

Open from 10am-4pm.  Please contact the Tivoli Theatre Company for further information on 01224 592 755.  Further events are scheduled for the 50+ Festival - for further information on these and to enquire about tickets please call Aberdeen Box Office on 01224 641 122.


The Tivoli Theatre is moving forward with the restoration progress and large areas of the building are being refurbished in preparation for opening later in the year.


www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/3050242, Press and Journal, 10/01/13


"Aberdeen's Tivoli Theatre Selling Best Seats in the House", Evening Express, 14/12/2012.

"Curtain Raised on Latest Stage of Theatre's Revival",Press and Journal, 01/12/2012.

"Aberdeen's Tivoli Theatre Opens its Doors Again", Evening Express, 30/11/2012.

" Aberdeen's Tivoli Theatre to open doors to public" http://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/Article.aspx/2871104 30/07/2012

The restoration of the outside of the Tivoli has been completed, with the building now wind and water tight. The next stage of the project will be to begin work on the interior of the theatre.

"Tivoli Future Cemented in Granite" 19/04/2012

"Aberdeen's Tivoli Revealed After Revamp" 19/04/2012

September 2010: The project to restore the Tivoli receives over £500,000 from the Green Townscape Heritage Initiative. Story covered by STV News and the Press and Journal.

03 August 2010: Article in Press and Journal as first detailed plans are lodged with Aberdeen City Council.

30 June 2010: The Press and Journal reports on the Green THI funding.

30 June 2010: 'Major step forward' for project is discussed in

http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/planning_environment/planning/green_townscape/pla_greentownscape_hi.asp