The Lemon Tree

at 5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT United Kingdom

Aberdeen's vibrant venue


The Lemon Tree
5 West North Street
Aberdeen AB24 5AT
United Kingdom
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P: 01224 641122
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Originally a host to regular, strictly alcohol-free dances, the venue has always been a a popular local fixture. Its transformation to St. K's in the 1980s saw the dances continue while housing various community arts groups and a vegetarian restaurant. The decision was taken by Aberdeen City Council at the start of the 1990s to create a permanent home for the burgeoning audience attending the city's rock, theatre and comedy Alternative Festival held annually. In 1992 The Lemon Tree was born, named after the pub which had existed on the site before the building of St. Katharine's. The Lemon Tree is operated by Aberdeen Performing Arts, a charitable organisation which also operates and manages the Music Hall, His Majesty's Theatre and Aberdeen Box Office.

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Don't miss James Acaster on BBC3 last night. He'll be appearing at The Lemon Tree this October!

Published on 2014-08-29 11:05:39 GMT

As part of Magnetic North's Rough Mix residency at The Lemon Tree, the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) are hosting a free Getting Started workshop aimed as aspiring producers or anyone who wants to find out more about how to get their ideas off the ground, organise and plan a creative project and apply for funding. Book your FREE place via FST’s website through the link

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-07-07 10:49:00 GMT

The Lemon Tree is buzzing with excitement this week as we host a group of talented artists as part of Magnetic North's Rough Mix. Listen to what the participants had to say as they embark on a fortnight full of inspiration! The project builds towards a free performance next Friday: http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/rough-mix

Published Aberdeen Performing Arts on 2016-07-06 16:15:36 GMT

Introducing Union Avenue, playing in the spirit of the great Johnny Cash, coming to The Lemon Tree later this month! http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/union-avenue

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-07-06 11:01:00 GMT

Magnetic North’s Rough Mix artists are occupying The Lemon Tree over the next couple of weeks. The company are working in groups to share their creative ideas and inspirations and make the most of having the time and space to explore. In the lead up to the sharing of work on Friday 15 June we’ll be posting up interviews and photographs taken during the Rough Mix process. So keep your eyes peeled!

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-07-05 21:02:00 GMT

Watch Bossy Love's brilliant Glastonbury Festival (official) set from last weekend! The perfect support for LoneLady's Saturday night headline gig at our True North festival in September! http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/True-North-Lonelady

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-07-02 10:04:00 GMT

Free Performance: Join us for a showcase of Rough Mix’s creative residency at The Lemon Tree on Friday 15 July! Magnetic North are running the creative development group over the coming fortnight and we can't wait to see what they produce 😊 http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/rough-mix

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-29 14:59:11 GMT

Introducing True North 2016, with artists at The Lemon Tree including C Duncan, LoneLady, Honeyblood, Kid Canaveral, HQFU, Bossy Love & more... Tickets go on sale Friday! http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/truenorth

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-28 16:44:18 GMT

Keep an eye out for some exciting news on Tuesday... http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/truenorth

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-26 19:47:58 GMT

Bluesdoodles chats with Jared James Nichols about cowbells, touring, guitars and motorbikes. Read: http://bit.ly/28QwKoz. Photos by Gili Dailes. UK Headline Tour w/ special guests Bad Touch & Dave Hanson Jun 23 The Live Rooms – Chester Jun 24 The Duck & Drake – Leeds Jun 25 The Craufurd Arms (Live Music Venue) – Milton Keynes October 2016 UK Tour supporting Walter Trout Oct 17 ROCK CITY – Nottingham Oct 18 Manchester Academy 2 – Manchester Oct 19 Sage Gateshead – Newcastle Oct 21 The Lemon Tree – Aberdeen Oct 22 Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Oct 23 The Picturedrome, Holmfirth – West Yorkshire Oct 25 The Brook – Southampton Oct 26 Exeter Phoenix – Exeter Oct 27 Tramshed Cardiff #JaredJamesNichols

Published Jared James Nichols on 2016-06-23 19:29:58 GMT

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 June 2016 | The Lemon Tree A comet is coming... The drama of the cosmos and the city streets entwine in Escape Speed, a play created in consultation with the Astronomer Royal for Scotland. ‘Escape Speed’ is a rehearsed reading by our Senior APA Youth Theatre. Thursday’s performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with the writer & the Astronomer Royal for Scotland http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/escape-speed

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-22 20:03:11 GMT

Joanne Shaw Taylor touring the UK in Oct / Nov with special guest Aaron Keylock. Get your tickets early ! free download and album pre-order at www.joanneshawtaylor.com now. 14 Oct Tavistock Wharf 15 Oct The Globe Cardiff 16 Oct The Fleece Bristol 17 Oct Huntingdon Hall Worcester 20 Oct Rescue Rooms Nottingham 21 Oct The Live Rooms Chester 22 Oct The Atkinson Southport 23 Oct Theatre Seven Shrewsbury 26 Oct Brudenell Social Club Leeds 27 Oct ARC Stockton Arts Centre 28 Oct Carnegie Hall Dunfermline 29 Oct The Lemon Tree 31 Oct The Met Bury 2 Nov The Brook Southampton 3 Nov Komedia Brighton 4 Nov Harpenden Public Halls 5 Nov The Apex Bury St Edmunds http://bit.ly/28LIgFq

Published The Gig Cartel on 2016-06-21 07:58:10 GMT

I have 2 spares for Mercury Rev tonight, face value PM me if you're interested

Published Colin Cameron on 2016-06-20 16:41:03 GMT

It's official, Nell Bryden is going on tour and will drop in past The Lemon Tree in October! http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/nell-bryden-396853

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-20 15:10:37 GMT

Great news today. King King are returning to The Lemon Tree on Thursday 24th November along with the Broken Witt Rebels.

Published Blues Rock Aberdeen on 2016-06-20 08:57:09 GMT

Join us at The Lemon Tree on Wednesday for a showcase concert from members of our Project Band course headlined by the brilliant Best Girl Athlete! Project Band offers teenagers the chance to fine tune song writing skills and get a foot up in the music industry - and our next term starts up in August! | http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/engage-music-programme-project-band-showcase-with-best-girl-athlete

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-19 19:05:35 GMT

We've just had a limited number of Mercury Rev tickets released for Monday's gig - spread the word! http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/mercury-rev Mercury Rev + Warhaus // Mon 20th June // Lemon Tree Aberdeen

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-17 15:22:43 GMT

We spoke to our Senior APA Youth Theatre ahead of their rehearsed reading of the cosmically inspired Escape Speed at The Lemon Tree this Thursday & Friday Thursday’s performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with writer Lynsey Murdoch and Professor John C. Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland! http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/escape-speed

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-17 15:06:32 GMT

A nice taster for next Thursday's gig: PAWS' new single "Impermanent" is being premiered on Alternative Press right now! http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/paws

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-16 15:55:43 GMT

Thursday 16 & Friday 17 June 2016 | The Lemon Tree Intermediate APA Youth Theatre presents: Do you ever wish you could go back, back to being 12? When you didn’t worry about your future. When ‘firsts’ became the game of choice; kisses, ‘relationships’, shave? When your P7 class was your world & ‘you would be friends forever, no matter what’? ‘It’s My Party’ is a coming of age story about growing up and realising that everything - somehow without you noticing - has changed forever… http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/it-s-my-party-and-i-ll-cry-if-i-want-to

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-16 09:27:29 GMT

We dropped in past the Intermediate APA Youth Theatre rehearsals to hear the cast's thoughts on the upcoming show. See what they had to say and join us at The Lemon Tree next Thursday & Friday for 'It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To'! It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want to | http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/it-s-my-party-and-i-ll-cry-if-i-want-to

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-09 14:40:51 GMT

#TakeCentreStage Are you in S1-S6 (or know anyone that would be perfect), dreaming of performing in a fully staged production at The Lemon Tree? Our Seniors Summer School will help you learn and develop skills in devising and performance. You'll learn a play in a week, working with theatre and music specialists before performing! The course takes place: Monday 18 - Friday 22 July at HMT, 10am-4pm each day | http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/engage-summer-school-seniors

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-07 15:11:15 GMT

Discover the best in live music coming to The Lemon Tree featuring Sunset Sons, The Sunshine Underground & PAWS

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-06 14:59:59 GMT

Intermediate APA Youth Theatre | Thursday 16 & Friday 17 June 2016 | The Lemon Tree ‘It’s My Party’ is a coming of age story about growing up and realising that everything - somehow without you noticing - has changed forever… http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/it-s-my-party-and-i-ll-cry-if-i-want-to

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-06 11:40:50 GMT

Do you ever wish you could go back, back to being 12..? ‘It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To’ is a coming of age story performed by our brilliant Intermediate APA Youth Theatre and is coming to The Lemon Tree in a few weeks! We dropped in on rehearsals to see how the show was coming together... It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want to | http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/it-s-my-party-and-i-ll-cry-if-i-want-to

Published The Lemon Tree on 2016-06-03 09:28:25 GMT

Rehearsed Reading: Escape Speed by Lynsey Murdoch | Thursday 23 & Friday 24 June 2016 | Senior APA Youth Theatre ‘Escape Speed’ is a rehearsed reading by APA Senior Youth Theatre. Thursday’s performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with the writer & the Astronomer Royal for Scotland. A comet is coming: the drama of the cosmos and the city streets entwine in Escape Speed, a play created in consultation with the Astronomer Royal for Scotland. Escape Speed follows the fate of Emma, a tough teen with a secret and her bumbling, gang-heavy classmate Kai. When their paths collide on one eventful night, their earth-bound universe is changed forever. http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events/escape-speed