Occasions

Our rooms


Our purpose-built suites are perfect for private dining events of all kinds, from private celebrations to parties and balls:

  • Our largest suite, the Scotswood, sits 240 for a private dinner.
  • Smaller parties will find the Grainger, sitting 100 guests, ideal.
  • The Mezzanine, which overlooks the Science Centre, sits up to 150 guests.

Our range of smaller rooms can also be booked for private dinners. Browse our meeting rooms for more information.

Entertainment


We can source and organise any of the following:*

  • A DJ and disco
  • Live bands (including Ceildihs)
  • Casino tables and giant games
  • Themed evenings (including James Bond, murder mystery, Oscars) complete with lookalikes

Science Centre extras


Thanks to our extraordinary Science Centre, we can also offer some unique extras:*

  • Planetarium shows
  • 4D Motion Ride
  • Science buskers

*All entertainment is subject to availability and may incur additional charges. Prices vary.

Graduation and student ball packages

 
For a sophisticated celebration in a truly unique venue, choose Life for your graduation, freshers' or end of term student ball.
 
If you’re feeling adventurous you can even include a trip on our 4D Motion Ride at no extra cost.
 

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School prom packages

 
For a sophisticated celebration in a truly unique venue, choose Life for your school leavers’ prom or end of term ball.
 
If you’re feeling adventurous you can even include a trip on our 4D Motion Ride at no extra cost.
 

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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.

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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