Comedy star Jimmy Carr’s three Aberdeen shows, planned to take place this week, have been postponed due to coronavirus.
Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) confirmed the performances, scheduled for tomorrow and Tuesday, would not go ahead.
The arts charity said the stand-up comedian would instead come to the Granite City in August.
It follows Scottish Government advice to cancel events and gatherings of more than 500 people to ease pressure on the emergency services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
APA said its three venues – His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree – would remain open as normal and “smaller-scale shows” would still go ahead.
A spokeswoman said: “The Scottish Government has asked that any event or gathering of over 500 people in Scotland is cancelled from Monday, March 16 in order to take the pressure off emergency frontline services.
“Many of our events will be affected immediately by this announcement and show cancellations will be inevitable at His Majesty’s Theatre and the Music Hall.
“Smaller-scale shows in His Majesty’s Theatre and the Music Hall will not be affected and at The Lemon Tree, due to the small-scale capacity of the venue and therefore the programme will go ahead as planned.”