Opening Times
Revised Box Office Opening Hours (Phone only)
Our opening hours are 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Please note that the building remains closed outside of show times.

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Opening Times:
Revised Box Office Opening Hours (Phone only)
Our opening hours are 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Please note that the building remains closed outside of show times.

☎️ 0191 443 4661

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Backstage: Episode #1 Firsts

28 Minutes

Backstage-Podcast

Episode #1: Firsts

Ever wondered what it feels like to nail a song on a first take…to perform your songs with an orchestra for the first time…or to go on tour for the first time (with your husband). Can you remember what it was like to experience love at first sight…or receive your first musical instrument?

Candi Staton, the Grammy nominated soul legend, recalls how she nailed floor-filler Young Hearts Run Free in just one take.

Mercury nominated Tynesiders The Unthanks explain what it’s like to hear their songs performed by an orchestra for the first time.

Durham’s Harri Endersby describes the highs and lows of going on her first national tour… with husband Rich (and performs one of her songs for us).

Sixty-somethings Alf Hodgson and Irene Mantey reveal how they found more than a shared love of music when they met on the Sage Gateshead Silver Programme.


Backstage is a regular podcast where we go behind the scenes for exclusive interviews and insights from leading and emerging artists who’ll be taking to the stage at Sage Gateshead, and discover some of the activities that take place, and the communities that meet there.