Opening Times
Box Office

This week our Box Office phone lines are open 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Friday. The building itself will remain closed until further notice.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

Opening Times:
Box Office

This week our Box Office phone lines are open 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Friday. The building itself will remain closed until further notice.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

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How has the absence of music affected you, and how you have filled the gap it left behind?

I've been missing live music even more than expected. I relaise that while the world out there feels crazy and worrying, live music is a balm.
Life without music? Tonic without gin, peaches without cream, lamb without mint sauce.
I've been missing live music even more than expected. I relaise that while the world out there feels crazy and worrying, live music is a balm.

I’ve missed the live performances but replaced them by revisiting my CD collection and dusting off albums not played for years. This has brought back memories (good and bad) associated with the time I was playing them first time out and led me to a deeper appreciation of some artists I’d neglected of late. I’ve also found myself listening more closely to the lyrics and found a new relevance to today’s weird ‘new’ world. Uplifting and calming to find that music persists despite everything.

It is music that lifts my mood whenever I feel down - nothing can replace being in a hall for a live performance whether to hear familiar pieces or something new.
The power of music and singing is so strong, it lifts the soul. I need to sing every day, even from early childhood music has been important to me. A day without music and singing is like a day without sunshine! Long may it continue!
Music is available in many forms now, which is a joy, but nothing at all will ever compare with a live performance,

It’s been one of the most upsetting aspects of the pandemic for me – it’s music that lifts my mood whenever I feel down – nothing can replace being in a hall for a live performance whether to hear familiar pieces or something new. I had so many events booked and each time I find them listed in my diary it’s a real blow.

There has to be live music again at Sage Gateshead as well as in all the other halls around the country.