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

Is there parking available at P&J Live?

Yes, there is parking available onsite at P&J Live.

Parking charges will apply.

You can book your parking here.

How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?

Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on 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.

Are there cash machines available at P&J Live?

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

Do you have a cloakroom during concerts?

We do not have cloakroom or storage facilities at P&J Live for concerts and shows.

Can I bring my camera to a concert?

Compact cameras and camera phones are permitted at concerts unless otherwise stated. Any camera which has a removable lens is not permitted within the venue. This is a stipulation of the acts and their promoters, due to copyright issues.

Photographers must contact P&J Live (who will pass the request on to the relevant promoter) to request a press pass which, if granted, will allow access with a professional camera.

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.

Where can I stay while visiting P&J Live/Aberdeen?

At P&J Live we have 2 on-site hotels are perfect for concert-goers, organisers and event delegates seeking the most convenient place to stay.

The adjoining hotel 4 Star Hilton, has 200 bedrooms, an executive lounge, restaurant and spa. There is a further on-site hotel the Aloft with 150 bedrooms. There are also over 11 hotels within a 5 minute drive from P&J Live available for use.

For booking, please visit the Hilton at TECA and Aloft Aberdeen TECA.

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.

In order to purchase tickets for this, please call 0800 988 4440 then be put through to an operator who can assist.

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

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