Beacon of Light

Welcome To The Beacon of Light

The North East’s world-class sports, health, education and events venue.

The Beacon of Light is an award-winning venue in the City of Sunderland.

In prime position overlooking the River Wear, the Beacon of Light is a vibrant community hub like no other.

A world-class space for sport, events, education and training the Beacon of Light offers great transport links, free parking, on site nursery, health centre and cafe.

All proceeds from the Beacon go back to the charity Foundation of Light which improves the lives of thousands across the North East.


New safety measures

Following the latest update to government guidelines regarding North East restrictions, the Foundation of Light has implemented further safety measures to ensure that the Beacon of Light remains a COVID secure facility.


After the Beacon of Light successfully reopened its doors on Monday (3rd August) for kids’ holiday courses, it can now extend its offering, thanks to funding support from Get Out Get Active (GOGA).


From 3rd August, the multi-use games area and five a side pitches will be once again available for the public to book for a discounted price.


5 a side pitch hire from just £20!

Overlooking the Stadium of Light and the River Wear our 3G 5 a side outdoor pitches are arguably the most beautiful in Sunderland and also the best value!

Parking at the Beacon of Light

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Did you know?

What makes the Beacon of Light unique is all proceeds go back into the charity Foundation of Light which helps us continue supporting communities in the North East.

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Meeting and training rooms

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Host Amazing Conferences & Events

Let us light up your next event and support local communities! A venue space like no other, the Beacon of Light offers true versatility with flexible spaces to accomodate up to 3,500 people.

Business Opportunities

We need like-minded individuals, businesses and supporters to come on board and ensure we can do more.

Latest News & Events

18 September 2020

Updated safety measures

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19 August 2020

Esports Challenge at the Beacon of Light

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4 August 2020

Indoor activities return thanks to GOGA

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