Brand new Aberdeen events venue announces preview event for all

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

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

How can I buy Premium tickets?

You can see our hospitality packages here. To discuss premium experiences or package options, contact our team or purchase online via Seat Unique.

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 agents Ticketmaster on and Seat Unique on https://pandjlive.seatunique.c...

P&J Live do not sell tickets directly and are unable to take ticket bookings directly over the phone. Tickets must be purchased online.

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! Please note you'll need to be signed up at least an hour before the sale starts!

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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. Please email [email protected] if you are having any issues purchasing directly from Ticketmaster.

Further information on accessibility at the Venue can be found on our Accessibility page.

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