Haddo Arts is an exciting new organisation which brings a unique artistic experience to Haddo.
Working with world-class artists and makers, with local professionals and communities, schools and other arts organisations, Haddo Arts will create a distinctive annual programme across the whole of Haddo – the House, the Hall and the Country Park.
Haddo Arts hopes to create opportunities for everyone to enjoy the arts, providing them with the space, the time and the freedom to enjoy the very best artistic experience and to develop their own ideas – to make their own art.
We are continuing to develop new projects and partnerships for 2020. The 2019 Festival saw Haddo Arts working with the McOpera to build upon our highly successful Song for Haddo project. We were delighted to host a sell-out talk by Scotland's Makar Jackie Kay as well as performances by the Maxwell String Quartet, Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society, Red Priest, Jamie MacDougall and Scottish Opera. We also staged a major art exhibition called Experimental Use of Space:Connections.
Haddo Arts' first project was the successful Haddo Arts Festival 2017. The packed programme of music, theatre and art in an exciting combination of classic concerts and new work, attracted over 5000 people during October. More information about individual events can be seen by following the link to the Festival.
With new projects and partnerships underway for the 2020 Festival and beyond, these are exciting times at Haddo and we hope to see you there.
If you are under 26 years old the Haddo Arts Festival is great value with £5 tickets for all events!
Following the success of the 2017 & 2018 projects, we are delighted that Song for Haddo returns in 2019, led by Sue Baxendale and the McOpera team. This year Song for Haddo takes its inspiration from the history of Haddo House
Lots of music, from A Song for Haddo, Handel's Samson, the Maxwell String Quartet and NESMS, through to the Truly Madly Baroque featuring Red Priest and Scottish Opera's Highlights tour..
After last year's success our art exhibition Experimental Use of Space: Connections use the Mobil Room, the South Wing and Courtyard.
This year we feature our first concert in Aberdeen when Angela East, of Red Priest will give a solo cello recital in St Machar's Cathedral.
This event is SOLD OUT. Scotlands Makar, Jackie Kay, will be visiting us in the Library of Haddo House for an entertaining evening of poetry with supporting music from NESMS.