The Sage Gateshead

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The Sage Gateshead
St Mary's Sq,
NE8 2JR Gateshead

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The Sage Gateshead is a centre for musical education, performance and conferences, located in Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the North East of England. It opened in 2004.

Nik Kershaw

The Sage Gateshead
26/09/14 / 20:00

Nik Kershaw comes to the Union Chapel in September 2014. Buy Nik Kershaw tickets at Eventim.

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Ian Hunter & The Rant Band

Ian Hunter & The Rant Band

The Sage Gateshead
28/09/14 / 20:00

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The Sage Gateshead
01/10/14 / 19:30

See classical superstar Alison Balsom at Leeds Town Hall in October 2014. Buy Alison Balsom tickets at Eventim. ...

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The Sage Gateshead
26/10/14 / 20:00

Kenny Wayne Shepherd returns to the UK to tour his latest record, Goin' Home. Support comes from Laurence Jones. ...

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Paul Potts

The Sage Gateshead
27/10/14 / 19:30

Tenor extraordinaire Paul Potts will be touring the UK in October 2014. Buy Paul Potts tickets at Eventim.

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The Sage Gateshead

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Address: The Sage Gateshead
St Mary's Sq, NE8 2JR Gateshead
Public transport
From Gateshead Metro
Thanks to the generosity of Nexus, you can travel to and from Gateshead Interchange by Metro absolutely FREE – simply retain your event ticket for inspection on the Metro (valid two hours prior to, and after, an event at The Sage Gateshead).

The bright yellow Quaylink buses run every 10 minutes during the day, around every 20 minutes during the evenings and directly serves The Sage Gateshead. The Quaylink Service 1 (Q1) starts from both Newcastle Central Station and Gateshead Interchange. It takes 10 minutes from Central Station to The Sage Gateshead; the last return bus leaves The Sage Gateshead at 11.59pm. It takes 4 minutes from Gateshead Interchange, with the last return service leaving The Sage Gateshead at 12.28am.

Rail connections
The nearest station is Newcastle Central (around three hours to London King’s Cross, one and a half hours to Edinburgh). If you arrive into Newcastle Central Station you can choose to either:

Catch the yellow Quaylink Q1 bus from outside Central Station (about fifteen minutes). Walk across the Tyne Bridge from Central Station (about twenty minutes). Take a taxi (about eight minutes

By road

From the A1(M) / A1:
Take the exit signposted (from the South) Gateshead and Newcastle (Centre) A184 or (from the North) Gateshead A184. Keep in the left-hand lane of A184 signposted Gateshead town centre. At roundabout, take third exit, signposted Gateshead town centre. Go straight through two sets of traffic lights. Get into the right hand lane to go straight over at a third set of lights. At the fourth set of lights, turn left onto Oakwellgate and immediately right under the railway bridge up the steep slope into our car park, or second right to the drop-off point, or blue badge parking.

From Newcastle Centre:
From the Tyne Bridge, go through the pedestrian traffic lights, under the railway bridge and straight across the next traffic lights. At the next lights, take the left signed Gateshead Quays and East Gateshead (NOT the loop signed Consett or Metro Centre).

At the first lights with Mecca Bingo on your right, turn left onto Oakwellgate. Stay in the right hand lane under the railway bridge and take first right into our car park or second right to the drop-off point or blue badge parking.

From the Swing Bridge:
Go straight up Bridge Street, which turns into Cannon Street: as the road bears round to the right, go left for the drop-off point or blue badge parking or follow the road right into Oakwellgate and take the first left to our car park just before the railway bridge.

There is a drop-off and collection point at the west door of The Sage Gateshead.


Car Parking
The Sage Gateshead has its own car park with lift access situated directly behind the building. If you arrive and depart within 30 minutes, there is no charge. From 06.00-17.00 charges are £1.50 per hour, paid for on exit only. From 5pm there is a pre-pay discounted rate available at a fixed charge of £4.00 for the whole evening.

Further car parking is available within two to fifteen minutes walking distance from The Sage Gateshead, in Gateshead and Newcastle centres. From time to time The Sage Gateshead’s car park is closed. At such times, information about any closures will be noted on this website. Should you plan to visit The Sage Gateshead by car, may we suggest that you check in advance to ensure that our car park is not closed.


Access Statement
Our Access Statement is available to download (on the left hand side of this page) and in audio format; to request a copy please call our Welcome desk on 0191 443 4666.

The Sage Gateshead was proud to win the Silver Award in the Access for All category of the 2010 Enjoy England Awards for Excellence, the highest accolade in English tourism.

The Sage Gateshead is fully accessible with a range of free mobility, parking and general visitor facilities.

Baby changing & nursing
Unisex baby changing facilities are available on every level of the building. Nursing mothers are welcome to nurse in the Café & all front of house areas

We offer a free Cloakroom facility on the ground level of the building.

The Sage Gateshead operates a pay-on-exit car park to the rear of the building, there are 273 spaces available. This is open 24 hours a day with no maximum stay. This cash-only car park costs £1.50 per hour or after 5pm a fixed fee of £4 until 6am. There are 4 blue badge spaces in the Car Park and there is no charge for this, please contact the Cloakroom for a free exit pass.

Parking (disabled)
There are 26 reserved parking spaces for Blue Badge Holders to the immediate rear of the building, 3 to the West Side in the bus turning circle & 4 in the main Car Park.