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.
We’re proud that The Sands plays a central role in community events in Carlisle and Cumbria. From regional sporting events and jubilee concerts, to Christmas light switch-ons and the annual seasonal pantomime, we’re delighted to be a hub of activity and entertainment for the people of a unique, historic city and the region beyond. Our relationships with businesses in the city mean we can provide great deals on additional services when required, including accommodation.
The Sands Centre is located on the banks of the River Eden, within easy reach of Carlisle city centre, with its many shops, pubs, restaurants and galleries, as well as its historic castle and cathedral.