The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) is an entertainment complex holding up to 8,500 spectators and is situated on the east side of Bridge of Don, near the Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Golf Clubs. It has been host to the likes of Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Girls Aloud and Westlife.
The SSE Hydro in Glasgow is one of the UK's newest entertainment venues. Rod Stewart officially opened the venue in September 2013 with his sell-out concert. The SSE Hydro has a 13,000 capacity and stands on the site of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).
The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) is a brand new £333 million conference, exhibition and entertainment venue, which is due to open in 2019. The arena at TECA will have a maximum capacity of 12,500 (10,000 for all-seated performances).
Aberdeen Music Hall is a music venue on Union Street in the centre of Aberdeen. The hall underwent a large scale modernisation and rennovation in the 1980s. Regulars to make appearances are the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, in addition to a variety of rock and pop concerts, and the annual Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
The Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow forms part of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). The Clyde Auditorium was designed by award-winning architect Sir Norman Foster and is known locally as 'the armadillo'. It has a capacity of 3,000 seats set on three levels and offers a smaller alternative to the larger Hall 4 at the SECC.
Based on the Roxy Theatre in New York, the Edinburgh Playhouse originally opened as a cinema in 1929. Forty years later the venue was redesignated as a theatre. The Playhouse underwent a significant refurbishment in 1993 and is now one of the UK's finest venues.
Standing on the Old Empire Theatre site, the Festival Theatre opened in 1994 and, at the time, had the largest stage of any indoor venue in the UK. It has only been surpassed by the Royal Opera House in the UK and is well known as one of the Britain's most prestigious venues. It has a capacity of 1,915. It is the main venue for the annual Edinburgh International Festival.
Hampden Park is Scotland's national stadium and is located in Glasgow. It is primarily known as being the home to Queen's Park Football Club although it is used to host other sporting events and concerts. Hampden Park was used as the main athletics stadium for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The O2 Academy Glasgow, formerly known as the Carling Academy Glasgow, has a capacity of 2,500 and has been host to acts such as The Killers, The Fratellis and James Brown. It has also hosted the O2 Wireless Festival and the Glasgow Comedy Festival, the latter including big name comedy acts such as Frankie Boyle, Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand. The Acadamy is situatued just off the M8.
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (also known as the SECC) is located on the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow and is Scotland's largest exhibition centre. The SECC consists of a series of suites, halls and auditoriums. The largest hall (Hall 4) has a seating capacity of 12,500. The SECC also boasts its own railway station, plus a 4 star hotel on-site.