Double Award Wins For P&J Live

Double Industry Award Wins For P&J Live

22 March 2024

The team at Scotland’s largest live event venue, P&J Live, were celebrating last night (Thursday 21st March 2024) after picking up two top industry awards.

The first saw the Aberdeen-based venue’s head chef, Peter Thompson, honoured as he picked up the Banqueting and Events Chef of the Year at the prestigious Scottish Excellence Awards, held at Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa.

Shortlisted against Barry Bryson of Cater by Barry Bryson (Edinburgh) and Stuart Fraser of The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa (St Andrews), Peter came out on top having demonstrated his outstanding ability to bring growth, innovation, banqueting excellence, and mentorship to the venue’s culinary team.

P&J Live was also host to the ASM Global annual staff recognition awards, The ASMies, last night where Aberdeen’s audiovisual team collected the ASM Acts Award for their dedicated mentorship scheme with North East Scotland College’s (NESCol) sound production and music students.

ASM Global Acts is ASM Global’s corporate social responsibility programme, which committed to investment in people and communities around the world.

Rob Wicks, Managing Director of P&J Live, said: “Our audiovisual team were nominated and went on to win the prestigious ASM Acts Award for their wonderful work with Nescol’s music production students. We are tremendously proud of Steve Morrison, Leigh Bennett and the rest of the department, along with everyone at the venue who helps to deliver this programme and I know the team at NESCol are delighted at the news too.

“During the evening, we also got word from Edinburgh that our own Head Chef, Peter Thomson, had won Chef of the Year at the Scottish Excellence Awards. This is outstanding recognition for Peter and the wider F&B team’s efforts.

“These awards are testament to the hard work and dedication our teams deliver day in and day out, to ensure our venue is recognised as one of the very best, delivering world class guest experience, hospitality and service. What a fantastic evening for everyone associated with the venue.”

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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.

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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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