The Lemon Tree

Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF)

The Lemon Tree began life as St Katherine’s Club, built in the 1930s by the Young Woman’s Christian Organisation as an activity centre to keep women off the streets of Aberdeen. The venue and has always been a cornerstone for the local community. In 1992 The Lemon Tree was born, named after the pub which had existed on the site before the building of St. Katherine’s. In April 2008, Aberdeen Performing Arts took over the lease of the listed building and The Lemon Tree entered a new and exciting chapter in its history. Supporting the local arts scene is still a priority and exhibitions from artists from the region can often be seen displayed on the walls while local bands get the opportunity to take to the stage as part of showcase nights and in support of touring acts.


The Lemon Tree, 5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT