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.
Learn the essentials including how to read music. (Sep 17, Nov 26, Jan 14, Mar 18, May 20 & Jul 15, phone for times)
A design fiction film blended with music, acoustics, movement and architecture. (Mon-Sun 9am, ends Jun 18)
The Beach Boys
Mike Love and Bruce Johnston lead this line-up of the perky pop group, who released their debut more than 50 years ago and profoundly changed the musical landscape. (May 25, 7pm)
Blue Light Choir
Students and a regional choir made up of emergency services personnel will perform uplifting popular songs. (May 26, 8pm)
The Dublin-born award-winner performs her unique brand of rockabilly, blues and jazz originals in support of the album, Life Love Flesh Blood. (May 26, 7pm)
Band from Benin specialising in Afrobeat, funk, soul and Vodun rhythms combined with lyrics that touch on the evolution of Beninese society and its ills, as well as the complexities of love. (May 27, 8pm)
Will Pickvance: Anatomy Of The Piano (Over 5s)
An adventure into the world of pianos. (May 28, 2pm)
The accomplished guitarist plays a hybrid of blues/rock. (May 29, phone for times)
Twin sisters Lizzy and Catherine, known together as Ward Thomas, play pop, country and rock tunes. (May 29, 7.30pm)
The folk singer-songwriter performs songs from her 18th album The Counterweight. (May 30, phone for times)
The Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead
Telephone: 0191 443 4661