The Sage Gateshead is a world class venue for people to see music, hear music and play music.
The Sage Gateshead contains three performance spaces of acoustic excellence, a 1,700-seater called Hall One and is modelled on the Musikverein in Vienna, a 400-seater Hall Two and a smaller rehearsal and performance hall.
The Sage Gateshead is open 7 days a week from 9am – 9pm (or later subject to performance times)
The Sage features five bars, Baltic Riverside Cafe, Sir Michael Straker Cafe, a brasserie, The Barbour Room, a multi-purpose function room for parties, weddings, small conferences and musical performances. You can drop in to these at anytime to enjoy the views over the river without even having to attend a concert as the building is open to the public even when there are no performances taking place.
There is also a well-equipped musical branch of Gateshead public library, stocking books, and current magazines covering all aspects of music, a CD library with listening posts, and computers with free internet access, subscriptions to music websites, and music software.
Royal Northern Sinfonia
The orchestra performs Hans Abrahamsen's Schnee and Messiaen's Quartet For The End Of Time. (Jan 17, 8pm)
City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts Sibelius's The Swan Of Tuonela, Brahms's Violin Concerto In D and Bartok's Concerto For Orchestra, with the violinist Ning Feng. (Jan 19, 7.30pm)
The folk ensemble provides arrangements of traditional and original material. (Jan 19, 8pm)
Dear Esther Live
The story of the acclaimed videogame is brought to life as a performative work accompanied by live narration by Oliver Dimsdale and a compelling performance of BAFTA-winning composer Jessica Curry's powerful score. (Jan 21, 8pm)
This Is The Kit
Kate Stables and a cast of carefully hand-plucked friends perform alternative rock and folk from the album Moonshine Freeze. (Jan 23, 8pm)
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Award-winning actor Dean Elliott writes and directs a 50th anniversary celebration of the musical duo featuring original photos and film footage, as well as all the hits. Not suitable for under 8s. (Jan 24, 7.30pm)
Big Girls Don't Cry: A Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
East Coast Boys perform the music of the famous pop group, whose number one hits include Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Working My Way Back To You, Rag Doll and more. (Jan 25, 7.30pm)
New Year New Artist: Paul Thomas Saunders
Contemporary folk by the singer-songwriter. Support comes from Harri Endersby. (Jan 26, 7.45pm)
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Lars Vogt conducts Mozart's Overture To The Marriage Of Figaro, Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No 1, Sally Beamish's Under The Wing Of The Rock, Haydn's Symphony No 47 'Palindrome' and a new work by the Young Composers Competition Winner, with viola player Sindy Mohamed and pianist Aaron Pilsan. (Jan 26, 7.30pm)
New Year New Artists
The event provides a platform for up-and-coming artists, with performances by Ellen Nisbeth, Keertan Kaur Rehal, Tamas Palfalvi, The Rheingans Sisters and Christoph Sietzen. (Jan 27, 12noon)
The Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead
Telephone: 0191 443 4661