P&J Live – Our new venue

In October 2013, Aberdeen City Council announced that a brand new, state-of-the-art events venue would be built to ensure the city continues to attract large and popular events and secures a bigger share of the conference, exhibition and concert market.

P&J Live is opening summer 2019. The £333 million development, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments, replaces Aberdeen Exhibition Conference and Centre (AECC), with 48,000 square metres of world-class multi-purpose event space including, seven conference suites, three exhibition halls, nine meetings rooms, a superior 15,000 capacity arena, luxurious hospitality suites and a high-end 150 seater restaurant.

P&J Live comprises of two on site hotels, the adjoining 4-star Hilton with 200 bedrooms and the Aloft Hotel with 150 bedrooms, just a two minute walk from the venue.

P&J Live is also extremely environmentally friendly boasting its own energy centre, which will use local renewable resources and advanced technologies to produce an energy eco-system.

With unrivalled public transport connections, P&J Live is located right next to Aberdeen International Airport, the UK’s most connected regional airport, just minutes from the city’s new western peripheral route, and in prime position for rail links between Aberdeen and the North of Scotland.

Events in Scotland are changing.

Key facts

  • Near to Aberdeen International Airport
  • On-site Energy Centre
  • 48,000 sqm of flexible exhibition space
  • 12,500 capacity arena
  • 2 on-site hotels

The spaces

48,000 sqm internal event space made up of:

  • 33,000 sqm subterranean space
  • 9,000 sqm arena
  • 6,000 sqm hall divisible into three 2,000 sq. halls

An additional 10,000 sq. outdoor event space

7 conference suites

Suite 1:

  • 930 sqm sub-divisible into 3 spaces
  • 1,080 theatre capacity / 640 banqueting capacity

Suite 2:

  • 939 sqm sub-divisible into 2 spaces
  • 1,070 theatre capacity / 690 banqueting capacity

Suite 3: 197 sqm

Suite 4: 198 sqm

The Arena

  • 9,000 sqm of space
  • 12,500 seated/standing capacity
  • 10,000 seated capacity
  • 16 Hospitality Boxes and Club Lounge
  • Fully retractable seating
  • Moveable stage
  • Event control room
  • Show deck overlooking arena
  • 5×5 roller door access
  • State-of-the-art backstage facilities


  • 2 On-site Hotels
  • 500 bedrooms
  • 4* Hilton Hotel interlinked to the venue providing 200 bedrooms
  • Aloft hotel on-site providing 150 bedrooms
  • Plus over 11 hotels all within a 5 minute drive of the venue


  • Cafe bar
  • Box office
  • Cloak room
  • Food and beverage kiosks
  • Merchandise kiosks
  • Changing Places toilet
  • Taxi rank

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