Meetings and conferences

With eight versatile suites plus access to the whole Science Centre, Life Conference and Banqueting can accommodate from 2 to 1,200 delegates for a wide range of events.


​Each suite has been designed with versatility in mind, with high ceilings throughout and numerous layout options which make them ideal for a wide range of events. Whether you need an intimate executive boardroom or 350 sqm of exhibition space, the Life team will help you find the right space for your delegate numbers and business needs.

Life Science Centre is also available to hire for partial and exclusive use. Highlights include the biggest planetarium in the North of England and the region’s only 4D Motion Ride where you can see, feel and even smell the on-screen action.

Times Square is one of Newcastle’s most attractive outdoor spaces and one of the largest open air areas available for hire in the city centre. Ideal for outdoor events, it can also accommodate your own temporary structure, canopy or marquee.

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

Use the room finder functionality below to find the perfect space for your event, or browse all of our rooms.

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Royal College of Surgeons conference

"Thank you very much for everything. Your colleagues were super helpful and the food was fantastic."

September 2017

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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