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About Us

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

Sage Gateshead is an international music centre and renowned conference and event venue located in the North East of England. It is for artists, for audiences and for the North.

Every year we welcome more than two million visitors. More than 400 concerts featuring all kinds of local, regional and international music, take place all year round. Music-making and learning activity takes place not only in the building but across the region, with 190,000 people of all ages taking part in over 10,000 music classes and workshops.

The iconic building, designed by renowned architects Foster + Partners, is home to Royal Northern Sinfonia and is a place where emerging artists are nurtured through dedicated programmes and festivals.

As a charity, the support we receive helps to ensure everyone in the community can experience the joy of music.

Our Board of Trustees

Sir Martin Narey (Chair)

Roy McEwan Brown OBE (Vice Chair) Former CEO and Director of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Ltd

Caroline Jackson Associate Director at Deloitte LLP

Emily Cox MBE Head of Colleague Relations at Lloyds Banking Group

Hilary Florek Managing Director at HF PR

Jacinta Scannell Founder and MD of The Conference collective

Jane Spiers Head of Aberdeen Performing Arts

Marianne Sice Member of the Youth Forum

Subashis Das Artistic Director & Chief Executive Designate of High Tide Theatre

Tony Wadsworth CBE Former Chairman and CEO of EMI Music UK  

Vidya Sarangapani Researcher at Newcastle University

Herb Kim Founder of Thinking Digital conference and TEDx event series

Mike Barker Strategic Director, Corporate Services & Governance, at Gateshead Council

Darren Collins Treasurer and Strategic Director of Resources and Digital at Gateshead Council

Gabriel Day Founder of Ape Team Ltd event and venue management

Jacqui Hodgson Former BBC reporter, Correspondent, producer and editor

Joanna Lawson Head of Governance at Girlguiding

Ruth Lyon Local singer/songwriter

Oliver Mack Local music teacher

Reasons to Support Sage Gateshead

We want to inspire and involve people of all ages and backgrounds, and do so through a range of music activities that everyone can enjoy. Find out why you should support Sage Gateshead.

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Reasons to Support RNS

There are so many reasons to support the work of RNS, and even more ways to do it.

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Quick Donate

Ticket income alone is not sufficient to support our work. If you love Sage Gateshead and want to support our diverse range of programming and wide variety of musical learning opportunities, we’d sure appreciate it! As a charity, we rely on the generous support of the general public and every penny makes a difference.

Thank you.