Vaccination centre

The Government has announced Life is the location for one of its first large vaccination centres, helping the NHS to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to people living in the North East and North Cumbria in what is the biggest vaccination programme in history.
Most of Life Meetings and Events' spaces have now been transformed to allow up to 1,000 people to be vaccinated every day, seven days a week.
Our team is still available to discuss bookings for our Jenner, McClintock and Darwin meeting rooms. These rooms are available to use as soon as Government restrictions allow. We are also taking advance bookings for larger events for dates in 2022 and beyond.
For any queries about meeting and event bookings, please email

Life is delighted to be the venue for an NHS large vaccination centre, but the operation of the centre, including appointments and queueing, is solely the responsibility of the NHS. Sorry but Life will not respond to any queries relating to the NHS vaccination programme.

The NHS has issued the following information: Only people who are invited to have a vaccine can book an appointment. For more information go to this NHS website.

Parking is available in nearby Times Square Car Park. Limited spaces are available on site on a first come, first served basis – sorry but we are unable to reserve spaces.  


Life Meetings and Events - unique spaces, a fabulous dedicated team, lovely food and a perfect location. Life is a charity and your contribution supports the ground breaking research being done on site. So you can have a brilliant event and know you are making a real difference to lives in the North East.

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Private dining

​From banquets, buffets and light lunches to indulgent dining, you can choose from our wide range of packages, prices and options, or we can work with you to create something unique.

Delegate Deals

Our delegate packages can be tailored to suit your needs. A dedicated member of the team will be on hand to answer your questions and help with your arrangements to ensure that your event runs smoothly.

Event Spaces

Our eight versatile, purpose-built suites located across the International Centre for Life site are perfect for everything from meetings and conferences to weddings and other celebrations.

Life is a charity. By hosting your event with us, you're helping to support our charitable mission.
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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
Marlborough 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 0 0 0 12 0 10
Mezzanine 0 0 0 0 0 150