Opening this summer, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) is a brand new event venue in the north east of Scotland, boasting world-class conference and exhibition facilities for organisers and delegates across the globe.
TECA will be showcased on VisitScotland stand F310 at this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt, from 21 – 23 May. The show brings together all the elements event planners need to ignite their imagination when thinking about their next events, and we believe TECA is a great new addition to be considered internationally.
Replacing the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, with 48,000 sq metres of multi-purpose space, TECA offers larger conference halls and suites, a superior arena, spacious hospitality boxes and a contemporary restaurant. The development also comprises two on site hotels, including the adjoining 4-star Hilton with 200 bedrooms and the Aloft Hotel with a further 150 bedrooms.
TECA will also proudly be the most sustainable venue of its type in the UK with an onsite Energy Centre, allowing for a fully integrated approach to sustainability.
With unrivalled public transport connections, TECA is located right next to Aberdeen International Airport – the UK’s most regionally connected airport with links to key hub airports, a few short minutes from the city’s new bypass, and in prime position for the improved rail links between Aberdeen and the North of Scotland, due to be completed this year.
TECA is the UK’s single largest investment of its kind and one of many occurring across Aberdeen, as the energy city looks beyond oil and gas and continues to grow in a range of exciting new industries. Aberdeen International Airport is undergoing a £20 million expansion, while £30 million is being spent on rejuvenating the city’s art gallery. New hotels are going up across the city and the new Marischal Square Development, with its refreshing mix of offices, cafes, restaurants and hotels, adds to the city centre’s vibrant and cosmopolitan appeal.
Kim Stephen, Head of Sales – Conferences, Meetings & Banqueting at TECA said “IMEX is a key event for us, as it attracts a host of international buyers looking for a destination and venue to hold prestigious events. Aberdeen is a thriving, cosmopolitan city with many large projects ongoing, one of which is of course TECA, which with 48,000 sq metres of flexible event space really puts Aberdeen, Scotland on the international event map!”
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?
You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.
- How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?
Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.co.uk
P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.
- How do I register for access to venue presale?
For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.
To gain access to our exclusive venue presale, sign up to our newsletterhere and we will send you an email with the presale link for tickets go on general sale!
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- How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?
Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.
- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.
- How do I purchase accessible seating for a show at P&J Live?
All the tickets for our Special Access Platform are sold via our ticket agent Ticketmaster.
Further information on accessibility at the Venue can be found on our Accessibility page.