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.

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.

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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Quay Voices

Quay Voices

  • Age 13-19
  • Annual Fee: from £500 – £850 depending on activity
  • Bursaries are available
  • Recommended for singers of intermediate to advanced levels who can read sheet music
  • Vocal assessment required

Quay voices is a mixed voice youth choir led by Simon Davies-Fidler, the founder of the award-winning chamber choir, Voices of Hope. They sing a broad range of music, regularly perform alongside Royal Northern Sinfonia and Chorus, and have performed as part of the BBC Proms.

In 2019, they performed with Neil Ferris and Sonoro as part of a national tour of new works.

Quay Voices meet approximately fortnightly during term time, with a with a full weekend of rehearsals at the beginning of the year, and a residential in either October or February half term which helps to bond the group musically and socially.

Application and Auditions

Due to the necessary closure of Sage Gateshead in March 2020, our audition process for 20/21 was managed remotely and auditions were digital.  

The audition process for 21/22 isn’t yet confirmed but is likely to involve video submissions.  You can see a video on our standard audition process on our Ask Us Anything page.

In auditions candidates are asked to:

  • Perform one song of their own choice
  • Undertake simple exercises to test vocal range and musicianship skills, including both listening and sight reading ability

We’d love to hear from you if you are interested in joining part of our Young Musicians Programme. You can 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]