Main Hall

One of the leading entertainment, conference, sports and music venues in the North West, The Sands Centre offers a great variety of settings and quality facilities unrivalled in the region. From large-scale corporate events and national music and comedy tours, to traditional community events and thrilling live sport, The Sands Centre welcomes over 735,000 visitors every year - and is the perfect home for your next event.

Our Facilities

The Main Hall is the core setting at the heart of The Sands Centre. Regularly playing host to a variety of corporate functions, festivals and performances, the room is equipped to welcome an eclectic mix of event formats. Standing, the Main Hall has capacity for nearly 1,800 people, whilst seating can be provided for up to 1,400 guests.

The Hall has a wide variety of structural options that allow great flexibility for your event. Our team are experts in providing the perfect layouts for a range of events, including:

- Cabaret.
- Fashion show.
- Conference.
- Christmas party.
- Dinner and dance.

We will work with you to provide a shape and structure that suits your event - and most importantly, your guests - down to the ground.

We regularly host meetings and seminars, as well as staff away days, for a range of business clients. Our onsite catering team offer their wide-ranging experience in catering for large events, making them perfectly equipped to work with you and your team to provide the finest locally-sourced refreshment for your guests.

Spaces are available with simple ‘dry hire’ options, or our in-house team can provide both technical and practical assistance, with a range of lighting, sound and projection technology for hire.

The Centre also has a range of broadcast equipment ready to support your event, if you’re looking to share your work with the world. We also have backstage spaces, including dressing rooms and wardrobe facilities, ready to use and malleable to your specifications.

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Better is a registered trademark and trading name of GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited), a charitable social enterprise and registered society under the Co-operative & Community Benefit & Societies Act 2014

GLL operates under a company and VAT group structure:

Greenwich Leisure Limited, IPS Registration Number 27793R and Inland Revenue Charity No XR43398 (parent company); GLL (Trading) Limited, Company Registration Number 04234158 (subsidiary).

Registered address: Middlegate House, The Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6SX.

Inland Revenue Charity no: XR43398 VAT registration no: 219749179

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