Opening Times
Building

Monday 17 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Tuesday 18 February: 8.50am – 6.30pm

Wednesday 19 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Thursday 20 February: 8.50am – 9.30pm

Friday 21 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Saturday 22 February: 8.50am – 9pm

Sunday 23 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

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 17 February: 12pm – 6pm

Tuesday 18 February: 12pm – 6pm

Wednesday 19 February: 12pm – 8pm

Thursday 20 February: 12pm – 6pm

Friday 21 February: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday 22 February: 12pm – 8pm

Sunday 23 February: 12pm – 6pm (Box Office counter until 8pm)

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The Brasserie

Monday 17 February: CLOSED

Tuesday 18 February: CLOSED

Wednesday 19 February: CLOSED

Thursday 20 February: CLOSED

Friday 21 February: Open from 5pm

Saturday 22 February: Open 12noon – 3pm for lunch and from 5pm for dinner

Sunday 23 February: Open 12noon – 3pm for lunch and from 5pm for dinner

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Opening Times:
Building

Monday 17 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Tuesday 18 February: 8.50am – 6.30pm

Wednesday 19 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Thursday 20 February: 8.50am – 9.30pm

Friday 21 February: 8.50am – 11pm

Saturday 22 February: 8.50am – 9pm

Sunday 23 February: 8.50am – 8.30pm

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 17 February: 12pm – 6pm

Tuesday 18 February: 12pm – 6pm

Wednesday 19 February: 12pm – 8pm

Thursday 20 February: 12pm – 6pm

Friday 21 February: 12pm – 8pm

Saturday 22 February: 12pm – 8pm

Sunday 23 February: 12pm – 6pm (Box Office counter until 8pm)

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

The Brasserie

Monday 17 February: CLOSED

Tuesday 18 February: CLOSED

Wednesday 19 February: CLOSED

Thursday 20 February: CLOSED

Friday 21 February: Open from 5pm

Saturday 22 February: Open 12noon – 3pm for lunch and from 5pm for dinner

Sunday 23 February: Open 12noon – 3pm for lunch and from 5pm for dinner

Book your table online >> 

 

In Conversation about Compassionate Conservation: An Evening with Born Free's Will Travers OBE

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THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Will Travers OBE is President of the internationally renowned NGO, the Born Free Foundation, which is responsible for stopping wild animal suffering and protecting threatened species worldwide.

Will is joining Sage Gateshead in June to discuss Compassionate Conservation and to consider some of the most important issues facing wild animals today.

In 1966, Will’s parents, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, starred in the classic wildlife film Born Free. The film told the true story of conservationists Joy and George Adamson who rescued a lioness cub called Elsa and successfully returned her to the wild.

Virginia and Bill went on to make a number of wildlife films together, including in 1969 An Elephant Called Slowly with an elephant calf called Pole Pole. When filming was over, Pole Pole was gifted to London Zoo by the Kenyan government.

Virginia and Bill did everything they could to prevent this, but Pole Pole was sent to London. In 1982, Virginia and Bill went to visit Pole Pole at the zoo. Pole Pole, in clear distress, remembered Virginia and Bill and stretched out her trunk to reach them.

Virginia and Bill launched a campaign to give Pole Pole a better life but in 1983, aged 16, Pole Pole died. Determined that her death would not be in vain, in 1984, Virginia, Bill and their eldest son Will launched Zoo Check – the charity that has evolved into Born Free.

Stage Times

Coming Soon

Following the talk, Will Travers OBE will be joined by his mother, actress, founder and trustee of the Born Free Foundation, Virginia McKenna OBE for a Q&A session