P&J Live, Aberdeen

P&J Live Teams Up With Positive Planet To Enhance Sustainability Credentials

5 March 2024

North Scotland’s largest live event venue, P&J Live, today announces the appointment of sustainability specialists, Positive Planet, as its Net Zero advisors to help enhance and accelerate the venue’s climate and sustainability journey.

Positive Planet will initially be calculating the venue’s carbon footprint across Scope 1 (direct emissions from owned sources), Scope 2 (indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy) and Scope 3 carbon emissions (all indirect emissions) using the Government approved Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

Carbon hotspots within the business will be pinpointed, allowing for the development of a carbon reduction plan. Positive Planet will also engage with all P&J Live staff to conduct carbon literacy training, teaching the basics of climate change science and to develop a better understanding of what changes individuals can make to help impact climate change.

Rob Wicks, Managing Director at P&J Live, said: “Through our central corporate social responsibility platform, ASM Global Acts, we are committed to driving sustainability and contributing to a healthier environment and planet. Our efforts are focused on meaningful actions and measurable results and Positive Planet are going to provide us with much of what we need on this vital journey. We are delighted to be working with them as we move to a carbon neutral future.

“P&J Live already has its own renewable energy centre on site, powered by local food and garden waste. This is digested in the adjacent anaerobic plant and the resulting hydrogen gas is harvested and used to power the energy centre, which in turn, heats, cools and powers the venue and the two onsite hotels. Elsewhere, we are committed to running a digital ticketing system and utilising digital screens for marketing instead of traditional poster-based materials.

“We’re also in the midst of working towards our ‘Greener Arena’ certification and, starting back in January 2024, we have become a champion for the ‘Guardians of Grub’ initiative, empowering our culinary and catering teams to take a stand against wasted food.

“These pillars have provided a strong foundation when it comes to driving sustainability, but naturally we want to do more, and Positive Planet are the ideal pairing for us to further drive our sustainability efforts and credentials.”

P&J Live is currently one of the most sustainable buildings of its kind in the UK, with its site designed to be a living environment and attract people and wildlife to the grounds. This includes 29,000 planted trees and shrubs and a 7km network of footpaths that serve the site and connecting surrounding areas.

Stephen Henry, Founding Partner at Positive Planet, said: “It’s great to have P&J Live on board with us to enhance their sustainability practices. Not only will this allow them to enhance their reputation with customers and stakeholders by showing their true commitment to environmental sustainability, but it will also see them lead by example in the events and entertainment sector.”

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 www.ticketmaster.co.uk 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!

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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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