Sage Gateshead

Welcome to Sage Gateshead, a music centre rooted deeply in the North, with an international profile. We are for audiences, for artists, for the North and for the long term.

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We’re here for Christmas

From evenings packed with West End classics to The Messiah and favourites like Kate Rusby at Christmas, Paul Edis’ Jazzy Christmas, The Snowman and The Sixteen and more – we have a range of warming winter treats to make Christmas extra special this year.

We’re also here for people who want to get involved with singing and instrumental sessions, and a Big Festive Family Gig.

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Gig Highlights


Variations, our first digital mini-festival features four new commissions from a stellar line-up of international artists. All four new pieces are live now on BBC iPlayer (UK only) or the Sage Gateshead YouTube channel.

Find out more or watch online here

Classical Highlights

Here for live music. Here for making music. Here for you!

We are delighted to again see audiences, artists and musicians of all ages at Sage Gateshead, enjoying live music and making music, together. From your favourite bands and emerging artists, to Royal Northern Sinfonia’s dynamic new season and lots of music classes and workshops for everybody to get involved with, we’re here for you.

The safety of audiences, artists and staff is our top priority, and we have measures in place to ensure you are safe so you can focus on enjoying the music and having a brilliant time.

What to expect when you visit us

Make Music

Our Make Music classes are fun, informal and suitable for players of varying ability, with options for those who fancy a bit more of a challenge.

Crisis, Recovery and Renaissance Fundraising Campaign

The Covid-19 crisis presents Sage Gateshead with an ongoing financial challenge. Through our 2020-23 Crisis, Recovery and Renaissance plan, we aim to serve communities and people in the North East and wider North for the long-term.

This ambitious plan means we must raise £3 million.

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Read, Watch & Listen

Never miss a Sage Gateshead moment. Dive into backstage content with our range of video, podcasts, playlists, articles, blogs and more.

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For audiences, for artists, for the North, for the long term