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? 

By choosing Life Meetings and Events for your conference, party or wedding, you are making a positive difference to the lives of people in the region.

  • Newcastle NHS Fertility Centre at Life helps hundreds of babies to be born each year. In an historic step towards eradicating hereditary genetic diseases, it was awarded the world’s first licence to use mitochondrial replacement therapy.

  • Scientists at Life use ground-breaking stem cell therapy to restore vision in people who have lost their sight.

  • Over 250,000 people, including 40,000 school children, visit Life Science Centre every year. 

We help them find out more about science and the part it plays in shaping their lives. And, of course, they have a great time doing it! 

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