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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Music Spark

In light of the most recent Government advice, Sage Gateshead will be closed to the public until further notice. The health and safety of audiences, musicians and staff at Sage Gateshead is our priority. Therefore all Music Spark activity will take place online further notice. See our full statement here.

Music Spark is Sage Gateshead’s music training programme for young people and adults aged 15-25 years with additional needs. Trainees take part in accredited activity, facilitating music workshops for other young adults with additional needs, as well as planning and hosting the annual Music Spark Show. Sessions are supported by musicians with additional needs who have graduated from the Traineeship.

From 6 November, Music Spark will take place online. The programme will still be made up of weekly sessions of creative activity but we are unable to do work experience while the building is closed. The programme still aims to support independence and help participants realise professional and artistic aspirations, and we will continue to identify creative development opportunities for participants.

We accept applications from schools, parents, carers, Social Workers or other relevant points of contact.

The programme has two main elements; the Music Spark Traineeship and the Music Spark POD (Progression Opportunity Development).

For more information please contact [email protected].

If you’re unsure about whether the Music Spark traineeship is right for you, why not take advantage of our free 2 week trial? Come and meet our experienced Music Leaders and get a feel for the programme. To find out more contact [email protected]

Book a place

Click HERE to complete the Music Spark Traineeship application form.

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Music Spark Traineeship

30 days over one full academic year, £1,200 per trainee.

Fridays 10am – 12pm. Sessions will take place on Zoom.

Starting on Friday 6 November 2020.

Trainees are supported to:

  • Lead, devise and evaluate music activities primarily for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities;
  • Explore development and progression routes
  • Develop skills and experience so they can access paid employment in the future
  • Explore and develop their confidence levels and sense of self belief
  • Develop independence and confidence through training that explores diverse styles of workshops, decision making, appropriate content and choice
  • Achieve Arts Award accreditation and NCFE Level 1 Award in Personal and Social Development.

    If you’re unsure about whether the Music Spark traineeship is right for you, why not take advantage of our free 2 week trial? Come and meet our experienced Music Leaders and get a feel for the programme. To find out more contact [email protected]

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Music Spark POD (Progression Opportunity Development)

30 sessions over 1 full academic year, £600 per POD member.

Sessions will take place on Zoom.

Starting on Friday 6 November 2020.

POD sessions are for Music Spark Trainees who have graduated and offer flexible progression and continued support opportunities.

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Music Spark Show

The Music Spark Show is an annual event planned and hosted by the Music Spark Team. The Music Spark show in 2020 couldn’t take place due to COVID-19. We are going to work with the group so that a similar event can take place online. We will see performances from the group and special guests to celebrate diversity in our local communities and champion ability before disability.