P&J Live First In Scotland To Be SAVI Accredited

20 April 2023

Aberdeen-based live events venue, P&J Live, has become the first venue in Scotland to be awarded the five-star Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative (SAVI) accreditation.

The star-rated award scheme, run and delivered by the Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, aims to provide safer and more secure environments for managers, staff, customers and the local community by promoting four Licensing Objectives: The Prevention of Crime and Disorder, Public Safety, The Prevention of Public Nuisance, and The Protection of Children from Harm.

For the first time, this accreditation brings together information from official sources including Police Licensing Authorities and the Fire and Rescue Services into one place and provides management practices and operational security to run a safer and more secure venue.

Ross McLeod, Head of Security at P&J Live, said: “The safety of our visitors in our number one priority and by receiving this accreditation, and applying various different strategies for safety, such as ‘Ask for Angela’, we can ensure our customers feel safe and comfortable at all times when visiting our venue. We’re delighted to be the first licensed venue in Scotland to receive this standard.”

Mark Morgan, Business Manager, Licensing Security & Vulnerability Initiative, said: “I’m delighted that we have our first Licensing SAVI accredited venue in Scotland and congratulate Ross and the team at P&J Live for their efforts. Having spoken to Ross it was clear to see the extensive knowledge and detailed operating practices in place to maximise the safety of both guests and staff at the venue. This is exactly what people expect – that they’re as safe as possible when out at events and / or socialising, so well done to all involved.”

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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.

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.

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

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