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

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

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The Magic of Music - Colleen, Christmas Choir member

coleen ridley

What does music mean to you?
Music has been in my life since early childhood. My father worked for His Masters Voice (HMV), in Burma in the 1930s. The records he produced are still in existence, in ICloud. Music is my saviour in every way.

What is your favourite music memory?
In my 8 decades, so many! An unforgettable one was the international folklore, music, song and dance festival in the small town of Oloron-Sainte-Marie at the foothills of the French Pyrenees. What a backdrop! Great bands from Mexico, Middle East, South America and non stop music, song and dancing on the streets.

What is your hope for music in the North East in 2021?
Live participation returning for everyone to enjoy and rejoice in the healing power sof music, wherever that may be. And Sage Gateshead standing proud, welcoming us all back.

What is your favourite Christmas song or carol?
Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. So uplifting.