Scotland’s live events venue, P&J Live, has been named the UK’s Most Versatile Venue (over 1,000 theatre style) at the Conference and Events Awards 2023, coming out top against other shortlisted entrants Athena, Celtic Manor Resort, Cockpit Hotel – Ibis London Earls Court Hotel, Manchester Central, Tobacco Dock, Troxy, Twickenham Stadium and Victoria Warehouse.
The venue also took home the silver award for Best Conference Venue (over 500 theatre style). This was for the largest venues in the whole of the UK and saw P&J Live placed ahead of ICC Birmingham, etc.venues 133 Houndsditch, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Twickenham Stadium and the Woodlands Event Centre, Wyboston Lakes Resort.
The Conference & Events Awards, produced by Global Conference Network Events and hosted by comedians Maisie Adam and Seann Walsh, took place at Old Billingsgate, London on Friday 30th June. The awards are held to recognise the achievements within the conference, exhibition, consumer and corporate event, agency, venue and associations sectors.
Rob Wicks, Managing Director at P&J Live, said: “We are delighted to have collected these awards, highlighting the outstanding flexible facilities we are lucky to have in our gift here in Aberdeen. Our ability to host multiple events at any one time is pretty unique, and it takes a lot of behind-the-scenes coordination to pull off.
“Although the building itself is state-of-the-art, it’s the people behind the venue that really make things run like clockwork. It’s down to our fantastic team and the support of our operating company, ASM Global, which truly make this venue shine.”
The venue had to prove its credentials within an entry submitted to a large panel of judges, which examined the venue’s broad programme of events, the innovative use of venue space, creativity of event delivery and the post-event feedback from its clients.
The judging panel commented: “Unbelievably versatile venue, brilliant sustainability focus – blown away by the energy centre, and incredible client retention scores and feedback.”
“Great examples of versatility in show build up/tear down and an impressive range of event types. In particular, we liked the themed catering examples and work on sustainability.”
“Boasts great versatility and accessibility. Impressive in-house AV options. The only application to detail design credentials. Incredible green credentials (and proud to promote them) including on-site.”
For more information on the Conference & Events Awards 2023, visit www.conferenceawards.co.uk
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!
- 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.