Opening Times
Building

Monday to Wednesday: When we have a concert or gig, we’ll be open from two hours before the start of the show until after the show. When there is no performance, we’ll be closed.

Thursday to Sunday: We will be open from 9.30am (Thursday and Friday) and 8.45am (Saturday and Sunday), until after the show. If we don’t have a performance, we’ll close at 5pm. Please note during half term we may open later, find out more here.

Box Office

Wednesday: Phone lines only from 12noon to 5pm.

Thursday – Sunday: Our Box Office is open from 12noon – 5pm for both in person and phone sales.

Monday and Tuesday: Our Box Office will be closed unless we have a ticketed performance scheduled.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

Opening Times:
Building

Monday to Wednesday: When we have a concert or gig, we’ll be open from two hours before the start of the show until after the show. When there is no performance, we’ll be closed.

Thursday to Sunday: We will be open from 9.30am (Thursday and Friday) and 8.45am (Saturday and Sunday), until after the show. If we don’t have a performance, we’ll close at 5pm. Please note during half term we may open later, find out more here.

Box Office

Wednesday: Phone lines only from 12noon to 5pm.

Thursday – Sunday: Our Box Office is open from 12noon – 5pm for both in person and phone sales.

Monday and Tuesday: Our Box Office will be closed unless we have a ticketed performance scheduled.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

 →  Artist Development  →  Summer Studios  →  Taupe

Taupe

taupe_triohaze

Taking risks only works if you’re willing to fail, and Taupe share an understanding that there’s no wrong way to play. 

A decade of friendship has conjured a spooky telekinesis that anchors the band, even when their improvisations teeter on the edge of total collapse. The three-piece – Jamie Stockbridge (alto sax), Mike Parr-Burman (guitar) and Adam Stapleford (drums) – are an explosive live band, veering from taut metronomic precision into intentionally turbulent, unchartered territory. A DIY ethos feeds their wonky compositions, colliding sour scatter-skronk with sludgy, doom-inspired riffs. 

Anarchic, joyful debut album ‘Fill Up Your Lungs’ and ‘Bellow’  (2017) was best described by All About Jazz as “a chain of chemical reactions”, and their 2019 EP ‘Get The Keys’ is a wild joyride through the night their car was almost stolen – with their instruments, Mike and Adam still inside it. ‘Not Blue Light’ (out April 7th 2020) is their boldest record yet. Picking up the story from where the EP left off, it rattles from sh*t-your-pants fear to adrenaline, relief and total bafflement. It’s no surprise that their exhilarating sense of discovery has won them support from the likes of BBC 6 Music’s Freak Zone and BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and Freeness. Fizzing with ideas, Taupe are a non-jazz band that prizes surprise over any specific sound.

“Music to punch things to.” Daniel Spicer, The Wire 

Very much egoless […] it’s exhilarating, bursting with rebellious energy. Bernard Clarke, RTÉ Lyric FM 

(Taupe) revel in formal deconstruction and textural mutation … there’s a sense of punky mischief here that recalls Naked City or Melt Banana. Stewart Smith, The List 

Taupe are doing something very special for us, certainly hitting the nail on the head. Independent Music Podcast 

A fierce trio balancing blast and groove with clear punctuation. The New York City Jazz Record