Brand new Aberdeen events venue announces preview event for all

Posted:
4 July 2019

P&J Live is Scotland's brand new, state-of-the-art events venue. In preparation for opening later this summer, P&J Live will open its doors for the first time to the public on Saturday 10 August 2019 with a free, ticketed event showcasing the venue and putting it to the test.

Nick Waight, Managing Director at P&J Live commented: “It’s great to be at this stage of the development of P&J Live. We’re excited to give everyone a chance to come and have a look around our new home, and help us test some things out while also sampling what we’ll have on offer at this world class new venue. We’re delighted with the support we’ve had in bringing this new venue to the city and want to offer all a chance to take a look before our busy calendar of events begins.”

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing added: “I am delighted we have now reached the point where the public can come and have a look around the Council’s new multi-million-pound venue. The scale and quality of the complex is hugely impressive and I would encourage local residents and visitors to take this opportunity to come and see it for themselves. We are confident P&J Live will attract major artists and events to the north-east which will both satisfy the needs of local residents and ensure the area competes on a global scale.”

Preview @ P&J Live will be a free, ticketed event with a variety of activities taking place. As well as a chance to take a look around this brand new transformational venue, you can enjoy entertainment from local musicians, our food and drink offering, cooking demonstrations, kids activities plus much more. We’re also looking for some help in testing the new venue, so you’ll be flushing the toilets, taking part in a full evacuation of the building and just generally providing us with feedback on the facilities.

Fancy finding out where you’ll be sitting at a concert, maybe even take to the stage, see where you might be dining if you’re planning to come along to a banqueting event, try out the offering at The Mill Coffee Bar, have a sneaky peek around 195 Bar & Grill, sit in a VIP box and definitely try out the Show Deck, there is lots to see and do.

This event is open to all; however we do need to limit the capacities of the sessions so make sure to get your tickets quick. In a bid to be more sustainable, all tickets will be electronic.

Session times on 10 August are 10.00-12.30, 13.30-16.00 and 18.00-20.00, bars will only be open for the late session and family activities will take place at the first two sessions.

General tickets are available from 10am on Friday 5 July from pandjlive.com.

Our subscribers will have access to buy tickets from 9am on Thursday 4 July, to get access sign up here (you’ll be sent a link prior to pre-sale beginning).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking available at P&J Live?

Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.

There are various ways to pre book and pay for your parking at P&J Live

Pre Book Online: For all concerts and shows, you can pre-book your parking up to 24 hours before the event by visiting here.

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.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 1 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 Overground Car Park.

By Phone: You can call APCOA on 01895 262122, just follow the instructions and use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

Is there parking charges?

Up to 3 hours - £3.50

Up to 8 hours - £10.00

Please find full details on our parking tariff here. Please pay on exit by entering your car registration

How can I pay for parking?

Pre Book Online: For all concerts and shows, you can pre-book your parking up to 24 hours before the event by visiting here.

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.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 1 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 Overground Car Park.

By Phone: You can call APCOA on 01895 262122, just follow the instructions and use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

Can I drop off and pick up someone without paying parking fees?

If you are dropping off or picking someone up from an event, please note the maximum wait time in our car parks is 30 minutes. Parking charges will apply if your car is within the car park for more than 30 minutes. This also applies if you cannot find a space, you will not be charged if you exit the car park within 30 minutes.

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 or by calling 08444 77 9000.

P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.

What time is the Box Office open?

Our box office at P&J Live will be open on concert days only. This will be open from 17:30 on the date of the show only and closes once the main act comes on stage.

If you have any ticketing or box office queries contact [email protected]

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.

How do I get to P&J Live from outside Aberdeen?

Getting into Aberdeen has never been easier with the completion of the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

P&J Live is located close to Aberdeen airport, six miles northwest of the city centre you can reach the venue using a range of transport options.

For more details see our Visiting page.

Are there cash machines available at P&J Live?

There will be no cash machines on site, however contactless payments are welcome.

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. Please note we do have some cash only queues, please ensure you are in the correct queue. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.

There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.

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