Opening Times
Building

Monday 24 February: 8.50am – 8.15pm

Tuesday 25 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

Wednesday 26 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Thursday 27 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

Friday 28 February: 8.15am – 11pm

Saturday 29 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Sunday 1 March: 8.50am – 7.15pm

We’re a public building, and everyone’s welcome. Come and say hello!
Please note last entry to the building is 30 minutes before closing.

Box Office

Monday 24 February: 12pm – 6pm

Tuesday 25 February: 12pm – 6pm

Wednesday 26 February: 12pm – 6pm

Thursday 27 February: 12pm – 8pm

Friday 28 February: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday 29 February: 8.50am – 8pm

Sunday 1 March: 8.50am – 6pm

☎️ 0191 443 4661
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The Brasserie

Monday 24 February: Closed

Tuesday 25 February: Closed

Wednesday 26 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Thursday 27 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Friday 28 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Saturday 29 February: Open from 5pm

Sunday 1 March: Closed

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Opening Times:
Building

Monday 24 February: 8.50am – 8.15pm

Tuesday 25 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

Wednesday 26 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Thursday 27 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

Friday 28 February: 8.15am – 11pm

Saturday 29 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Sunday 1 March: 8.50am – 7.15pm

We’re a public building, and everyone’s welcome. Come and say hello!
Please note last entry to the building is 30 minutes before closing.

Box Office

Monday 24 February: 12pm – 6pm

Tuesday 25 February: 12pm – 6pm

Wednesday 26 February: 12pm – 6pm

Thursday 27 February: 12pm – 8pm

Friday 28 February: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday 29 February: 8.50am – 8pm

Sunday 1 March: 8.50am – 6pm

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

The Brasserie

Monday 24 February: Closed

Tuesday 25 February: Closed

Wednesday 26 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Thursday 27 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Friday 28 February: Open from 5pm, last booking 6.30pm

Saturday 29 February: Open from 5pm

Sunday 1 March: Closed

Book your table online >> 

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Make Music Your New Year's Resolution

Posted on 21 December 2018

Kumaran-Coopamootoo

Every New Year’s Day we set ourselves a new goal and often we choose something that turns out to be unrealistic. So, this year, let’s make a resolution that is actually doable with a little effort. Join us and resolve to get musical in 2019!

We will help you to reach your potential, inspire you, and give you the confidence to experiment and try out new ideas. Most of all, we guarantee it’ll be fun and you’ll make some great friends. It’s never too late to get into music and it’s not as daunting as it sounds.

We run over 100 different music classes each week, from absolute beginners to advanced, early years through to 50+. Come and learn to play guitar, ukulele, percussion or brass and wind instruments, or maybe you’d prefer to play in a band – there’s also a huge range of singing groups, not to mention our dedicated folk programme.

With so much to choose from there’s bound to be something that’s just right for your musical resolution.

Browse our full range of classes and workshops.

Kumaran Coopamootoo, 25, joined Sage Gateshead’s Absolute Beginner Guitar class in January 2018.

“I was taking guitar classes a few years ago at a conservatory of music. I definitely learnt some invaluable guitar theory, however, the structure was not really adapted to help a beginner to learn to play. Eventually, I stopped and left my guitar behind when I moved to Newcastle.

I wanted to start again but I didn’t really know where to pick up. At the beginning of this year, my sister enrolled on the Absolute Beginners Course as she also wanted to learn some guitar. So, I thought that I’ll tag along too. I bought myself a brand new acoustic guitar and joined the class.

The elements covered were spot on: from the way to sit, how to hold the instrument and the plectrum, tips on how to form chords, position the fingers on the guitar neck, simple exercises for timing and speed – each objective was meticulously crafted as a series of steps by the teacher.

So, it was easy to identify where more attention was required in our practice and how to build a strong foundation to play. This gave me the confidence and the means to learn other songs by myself. It has really been a nice experience and I look forward to moving up to the next stages.”