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Plan your journey to Sage Gateshead

Whether you’re coming to enjoy world class live music, take part in a class or pay a visit to our iconic building, here’s some information to help you plan your journey. We also want to keep you up to date with traffic issues and changes to travel services so you can choose the best way to get to us.

Please allow extra time if travelling to our building by car. Due to construction works in our area, road access is changing frequently at the present time. For the latest travel information please see Gateshead Council’s website.

By Public Transport

On foot

You can walk to Sage Gateshead from Newcastle Central station within 20 minutes (0.7 miles), or we’re less than 10 minutes (0.6 miles) from Gateshead Metro station. Alternatively, enjoy a stroll along Newcastle’s Quayside and across one of the historic bridges over the River Tyne.  Remember, we’re on a hill so the last part of your walk here will be uphill unless you walk across the Tyne Bridge or High Level Bridge.

Plan your route by using the map at the bottom of this page.


By Metro

Sage Gateshead is situated on the south side of the River Tyne, 0.6 miles from Gateshead Metro Interchange.

Exit onto West Street. Turn left and walk down to the traffic lights. Turn right onto Askew Road, straight over the traffic lights at the end of the Tyne Bridge and then left at the next traffic lights onto Oakwellgate. Sage Gateshead is on your right. This walk takes about ten minutes.

Please note no Metro trains will be running between Pelaw and South Shields until 4 December. Replacement bus services will be running between Heworth and South Shields.


By Bus

Due to construction works in the area our regular bus stop has been taken out of use by Go North East, whose Voltra 53 and 54 services currently stop closest to Sage Gateshead at Hawks Road (0.2 miles away, walking around the current construction site) and Hillgate Quay (0.1 miles away via an uphill path). Further service disruptions may be possible, so please check the latest timetables here – https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/services/GNE/53 or here – https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/services/GNE/54 before travelling.


By Train

We’re a 20-minute walk (0.7 miles) from Newcastle Central Station. And, what a beautiful walk it is down to the Newcastle Quayside and over either the historic Swing Bridge, or the stunning Millennium Bridge, to Sage Gateshead.


By Bike

There are plenty of cycle racks available next to our entrances.


By Taxi

Our drop off point is right next to the West Doors.


By Plane

If you’re coming from overseas, we’re a 25 minute drive (8 miles) from Newcastle International Airport.

Free Metro Travel

Anyone with a ticket for a performance at Sage Gateshead can travel on the Shields Ferry, or from any Metro station to the Gateshead stop, on the date shown on your ticket – absolutely free.

At stations with ticket gates in operation, just show your ticket to a member of the Metro team. Free travel is available for up to two hours before and after the performance – please hold onto your ticket for inspection. (Travel is subject to Metro published terms and conditions.)

Read more about the offer on the Nexus website.

By Car

Please allow extra time if travelling to our building by car. Due to construction works in our area, road access is changing frequently at the present time. For the latest travel information please see Gateshead Council’s website.

We encourage those who are able to travel via public transport to do so, to help us to reduce our environmental impact.

If you do travel via car, and have not visited Sage Gateshead in a while, please be aware that there have recently been changes to the road layouts approaching Sage Gateshead, including bus lanes and diversion loops, which may take you via a different route than on your last visit. There are also development works in the nearby area, being carried out by Gateshead Council and their partners, which has resulted in some localised road closures and diversions.

We’re working hard to keep our audiences updated as and when development news is shared with us we’ll update this page. We also include travel information in the email that we send to all ticket holders approx. 24 hours before a performance or event, and will post on our social media channels any further updates. We do advise that all visitors travelling via car check this page at Gateshead Council’s website which features a useful map.

Find out about parking at Sage Gateshead

Important Information

Please note the areas around Sage Gateshead are being developed by Gateshead Council and their partners which has resulted in some local road closures and diversions. These are impacting typical access routes to Sage Gateshead, so please allow more time for your journey.

You can see an interactive map, with the most up to date information here.

Please follow Gateshead Council’s diversion signage where applicable.

Construction in the area

Site preparation works have now commenced on the NewcastleGateshead Quays development, to the east of Sage Gateshead. This means changes to the South Shore Road Car Park, pedestrian and car routes.

About the construction

Find us however you travel…