About Life Meetings and Events

Bring your event to Life.


Life Meetings and Events - part of the International Centre for Life - guarantees unique spaces within an iconic science village. Perfect for a range of events.

A few facts of Life:

  • Two minutes’ walk from Newcastle Central Station and nearby car park.

  • Unique venue with eight versatile, purpose built suites for conferences, meetings, training courses and product launches.

  • Offers corporate events with a science twist.

  • Includes the award-winning Life Science Centre with planetarium, workshops and access to major exhibitions.

  • Licensed for wedding ceremonies in the planetarium.

  • Times Square – a versatile outdoor space (4800sqm) in the heart of the city for concerts, launches and other high profile events.

  • All of our indoor spaces have FREE Wi-Fi available throughout.

The International Centre for Life opened in 2000. Almost 600 people from 35 countries work here including researchers, doctors and nurses.

Did you know that Life is a charity? 

Money raised through meetings and events supports our mission of encouraging everyone to explore and enjoy science. 

So a big THANK YOU for your support.

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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 20 0 0 12 0 12
Mezzanine 0 0 0 0 0 150