Classical Season 2016/17 | Small is Beautiful

String Masters

Sage Two

Royal Northern Sinfonia

SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude and Scherzo
STRAVINSKY Three Pieces for String Quartet
MOZART String Quintet No.5
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
(for string sextet)

Schoenberg’s stunning musical love poem is one of the most luscious pieces for strings ever written – and a perfect foil for Mozart’s exuberant quintet, as well as the string sounds of 20th century masters Shostakovich and Stravinsky.


Bar 5 for Under 30s

If you are under 30 our Bar 5 scheme entitles you to a ticket on selected performances for just £5 plus a FREE bottle of Heineken. Find out more.

17 and Under* or Unemployed?

Tickets are available for £5 in advance for RNS At Home and on the day for RNS Presents and RNS Nights Out subject to availability. (*With accompanying adult).

Dine With Us

Complete your Sage Gateshead experience by booking a pre-show dinner. Our Brasserie and Cafe are always open on concert evenings (and afternoons!), and we have some delicious dinner options on offer to accompany your concert package.

You can add a dining voucher to your ticket order, or click here to book if you already have your tickets.

Take the Bus!

Catch the bus to selected concerts at Sage Gateshead, at just £8 return. Buses run from:

HEXHAM via Chollerford, Wall, Acomb, Eastwood and Corbridge
ALNWICK via Amble, Warkworth, Felton, Morpeth, Wideopen and Gosforth
CARLISLE via Brampton
TEESSIDE via Guisborough, Great Ayton, Stokesley, Coulby Newham

You can book your bus online by adding it to your ticket order, or alternatively call 0191 443 4661 if you have already purchased tickets.

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Part of Small is Beautiful

Exactly what it says! Smaller chamber groups from within RNS perform beautiful music for you in Sage Two.

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