Performance Square Outdoor Stage

Performance Square

Visit Performance Square each weekend for free performances and enjoy the view of the river from Sage Gateshead’s outdoor café, with guest vendors popping up throughout the summer.

Saturday 25 August

11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm: Street Theatre: Bread and Butter Theatre – DJ Booth and the Wheels of Steel

Do you have Saturday Night Fever in your bones? So does Vince Vinyl! Come on down for his “Wheels of Steel” mobile disco and cabaret; one big glitzy ball of music, mullets and bingo-calling. If it is vol-au-vents, cheesy music and a George Michael slow dance number that you’re yearning for, well Vince is your man.

Sunday 26 August

11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm: Street Theatre: Greenfinger Folk

Drop by Performance Square today and you will see two huge topiary bushes nestled in gigantic terracotta pots – this is horticulture on a grand scale. The mischievous Gilbert and Norbert, two naughty garden fairies are waiting to solve your gardening problems and chat to your minis!

Monday 27 August

11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm: Street Theatre: Bread and Butter Theatre – Pirates of Menspants

Jump on board, raise the flat, we are all at sea on Gateshead Quay! Two dashing, bearded, sea shanty-singing pirates are lurking around Performance Square to recruit new shipmates by wooing the crowds from aboard their barnacled covered ship.

Saturday 1 September & Sunday 2 September

11am: The Extraordinary Garden

An interactive inflatable Garden comes to Gateshead – walk through giant vibrant inflatable plants, meet a few ladybirds, watch the flowers grow and take a peek inside a few crazy creations. Garden themed street theatre including Bell and Bullock’s ‘No Flies on UZZZ’ and Fairly Famous Family ‘Strolling Gardeners’ will be performing to make you giggle in the garden. Commissioned by Gateshead Council.

For more information 0191 433 8420 or email:

Please note timings may change

Part of Great Exhibition of the North

The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 is a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting edge culture and magical experiences. Get out and explore! 22 June – 9 September Find out more about the Great Exhibition of the North.

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