Planetarium

The planetarium at Life Science Centre is out of this world.


Life’s planetarium has a 360 degree digital domed overhead screen and some of the most sophisticated technology available. 

So if you’re looking for an extra ‘something’ for your event, Life can also provide stunning space films and visuals and real-time ‘Live Skies’ shows where you can find out what’s happening in space right now.

Our brilliant in-house catering team can rustle up amazing breakfasts and delicious buffets and suppers – served right outside the planetarium in the new Life café.

The planetarium is the ideal venue for
  • Breakfast meetings (7.00am to 10.00am)
  • Product launches and meetings (5.00pm to 8.00pm)

The planetarium is also available for private hire - perfect as a memorable break-out activity - and can even be hired for out of this world wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.

Maximum numbers: 70

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Capacity of our rooms

  Theatre Cabaret Classroom Boardroom U-Shape Dinner
Scotswood Suite 380 180 160 100 100 240
Grainger Suite 180 96 70 60 60 120
Malborough Suite 140 64 60 60 60 100
Blaydon/Gibbs (combined) 45 24 25 24 20 40
Blaydon Suite 20 0 9 16 0 12
Gibbs Suite 20 0 9 16 0 12
Ridley Suite 20 0 0 15 0 12
McClintock Suite 45 24 24 24 20 30
Darwin Suite 80 48 36 36 30 60
Jenner Suite 20 0 0 12 0 12
Mezzanine 0 0 0 0 0 150