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.
(May 23, 8pm)
The New York-born contemporary folk singer brings her extensive back catalogue to the UK's stages on this, her farewell tour. (May 26, 7.30pm)
Echo And The Bunnymen
The Liverpool new wave collective, led by singer Ian McCulloch, performs their new material as well as a selection of previous hits. (May 30, 7pm)
Pop and soul originals courtesy of the Clydebank-born lead singer of Wet Wet Wet, in support of his new album, Mysterious. (Jun 2, 7.30pm)
The gregarious presenter of the BAFTA award-winning TV series The Choir headlines an intimate five-date tour in the company of guest choirs and singers to showcase the full spectrum of music that inspires him. (Jun 4, 7.30pm)
At Last: The Etta James Story
Vika Bull stars in this narrative concert the soul legend and her turbulent life, written by John Livings and featuring The Essential R&B Band. (Jun 7, 7.30pm)
The legendary musician and record producer performs his upcoming album which features his Motown classics recorded in an unplugged format. (Jun 7, 7.30pm)
(Jun 14, 7.30pm)
The highly-acclaimed traditional Scottish folk group performs its rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, whistle, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice. (Jun 14, 8pm)
Riverside Ragas: ONE
(Jun 15, 7.45pm)
The Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead
Telephone: 0191 443 4661