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]

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Folkworks Saturdays

Folkworks Saturdays

  • Age 10 – 16
  • Saturday 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Termly Fee: £75
  • Bursaries are available

Folkworks Saturday is a fun and relaxed introduction for young people aged 10-16 years to folk and traditional music. It is a social setting in which participants learn about and develop their understanding of folk music, arrangement techniques and performance skills. Led by Imogen Bose-Ward (fiddle, guitar, vocals), the group work toward performances at Sage Gateshead and further afield.

Participants also have the opportunity to meet and learn from professional guests who offer insight to their areas of musical expertise and what it’s like to be professional folk musicians.

Participants of Folkworks Saturday often advance onto Folkestra, an exciting programme for young folk enthusiasts aged 13-19.

This programme is best suited for participants who are at roughly an intermediate level or above (or have been playing for 2-3 years), but we are interested to hear from anyone who would like to be involved. Singers and instrumentalists are welcome. For more information about joining the Folkworks Saturday please email [email protected]

Term Dates 21/22

Bursaries

Our Young Musicians Programme is open to all children and young people, whatever their circumstances. We are keen to encourage applicants from the widest possible range of backgrounds and access a bursary where needed.

Here’s some more information about bursaries.

If you’d like to speak to someone, please email us at [email protected]