The Sage Gateshead is a music centre for performance and education, and also hosts various conferences (such as the 2005 Labour Conference). The Sage opened in 2004, as another part of the jigsaw, that is Gateshead Council’s regeneration of The Quayside. The music centre is in addition to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and Gateshead Millenium Bridge.
The core drive behind the project came from the Northern Sinfornia orchestra, who began working on plans for a new concert hall in the early 1990s. Support from Northern Arts and the regional folk music agency Folkworks gave weight to the centre.
They also had a strong influence on the musical theme of The Sage, where classical, jazz, acoustic, indie, country, world, electronic and dance music is currently played. While the concert hall attracts world-class professional musicians, there’s also a focus on education and community development.
The fact that the centre offers several musical degree programs, displays their commitment to musical development and education.
The Sage Gateshead is open to the public to visit if they are after information about upcoming events or want to find out what the music centre has to offer.
You can also enjoy the hospitality experience of The Sage Gateshead by dropping in for a drink, a snack or a meal and take advantage of the views of Newcastle and Gateshead’s quayside, whilst often listening to live music on the Concourse.
If you have any questions please contact a member of our Customer Service Team on 0191 443 4666 .
Tickets & Events
The Sage Gateshead has a great select of different types of performances including: Classical, Folk & Traditional, Brass, and Jazz & Blues. The music centre also host a lot of youth and community events, as well as exhibitions.
St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 2JR.