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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