Sage Gateshead

Gateshead Entertainment Venue
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Total Meeting Space2,000 sq. m
Standing Capacity3,000
Seating Capacity1,700
St Mary's Square
Gateshead Quays
Gateshead NE8 2JR
Onsite Catering
St Mary's Square
Gateshead Quays
Gateshead NE8 2JR

Sage Gateshead

Gateshead Entertainment Venue
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Gold Standard National Clean Air Award Journal Culture Award for Best Arts and Business Partnership Award (with Muckle LLP) LABC Built in Quality Awards – Best Public Building and Best Accessible Building Landmark Awards: Best Public Building and Outright Winner Listed in the ten best buildings in England of the last 100 years by the Rough Guide Love the North East Awards - Silver Award in the ‘Best Theatre/Live Music Venue’ category Retail and Leisure Property Awards Best Public Sector Funded Leisure Development RIBA Inclusive Design Award RIBA/Arts Council England Client of the Year Award Roses Design Award for Best Public Building Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award for Architecture Special ‘Red F’ Achievement Award for Royal Northern Sinfonia won from Classic FM The Journal Tyneside and Northumberland Business Award for Best New Product/Service The Journal Tyneside and Northumberland Business Award for Business in the Community TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner of the Gold Access for All Tourism Award at the North East England Tourism Awards Silver - Large Visitor Attraction at the North East England Tourism Awards Silver – Sustainable Tourism at the North East England Tourism Awards Winner of the RPS Prize for Education Equality Gold Award (Equality North East) Level 2 Industry Green Award (the only North East National Portfolio Organisation to achieve this)



  • AV Capabilities
  • AV Capabilities (Bring your own)
  • Furniture
  • Furniture (Bring your own)
  • Internet Access
  • Lighting
  • Lighting (Bring your own)
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Other Decor (Bring your own)
  • Space (Outdoor)
  • Space (Private)
  • Table Linens
  • Table Linens (Bring your own)
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Loading Dock
  • Piano
  • Staging Area

Alcohol and Catering

  • Alcohol Allowed
  • Onsite Catering
  • Onsite Kitchen

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Meeting Space

Total Meeting Space2,000 sq. m
Meeting Rooms39
Standing Capacity3,000
Largest Room900 sq. m
Second Largest Room350 sq. m
Seating Capacity1,700
Space (Private)Available
Space (Outdoor)Available
Exhibit Space3,500 sq. m

Guest Rooms

Total Guest Rooms254


Getting Here

Air Routes... If flying, you can take your pick - Emirates, British Airways, United Airlines, KLM, Air France, bmi regional and Lufthansa all fly into Newcastle International Airport. It takes just 23 minutes from the airport to the city centre on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Road and Rail... NewcastleGateshead is very accessible within the UK, with trains arriving from all corners (including London in under 2hr 45min, or Leeds and Edinburgh just 90min). Central Station is located in the heart of the city and is within easy walking distance of many hotels and venues. If driving, the A1(M) motorway passes through our city, linking to both London and Scotland. Once You're Here... Voted “the easiest city to get around in England” by the readers of Condé Nast’s Traveller magazine, NewcastleGateshead’s compact centre and range of travel options make it the perfect destination for your delegates. Soak up the atmosphere on foot or fast track on the efficient Metro light rail system. The impressive QuayLink bus links Newcastle Gateshead’s vibrant Quayside with major transport hubs.


  • Paid Parking£4.00 / day
  • Bus Parking

Distance from Airport

  • 12.55 km from Venue


Regardless of how large or intimate your conference or event Sage Gateshead is ready to help you make the only impression that counts - a lasting one. Sage Gateshead is one of the most iconic buildings in the UK and our award-winning venue is a fantastically unique space. Combining world class auditoria for up to 1700 delegates, a flexible choice of breakout spaces and standalone conference rooms, plus our stunning glazed Concourse for exhibitions and gala dinners Sage Gateshead is the perfect venue for a range of events. As the flagship venue for the North East of England our expert on site teams will work with you to create a flawless event. The building is situated in the heart of Newcastle Gateshead overlooking the famous River Tyne and bridges. The city is one of the friendliest in the UK and has a range of activities and offsite venues - from our 1200 year old Castle to one of Europe's largest shopping centres to contemporary art galleries, there's something for every delegate.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are staggered. Please contact your sales rep for further information on terms and conditions.

Facility Restrictions

Sage Gateshead is a non residential independent venue situated just 320m from the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead. The Hilton works closely with us to quote for accommodation for conference delegates as a preferred partner. In a stunning riverside setting the hotel offers 4 star accommodation across 254 bedrooms. There is a total of over 6,000 city centre bedrooms in the vicinity of Sage Gateshead.

Additional Information

Sage Gateshead is a charitable organisation bringing music and education in to whole of the North East region of England. Our building is home to workshops, degree programmes, rehearsals, music lessons and our very own chamber orchestra Royal Northern Sinfonia. Our Conference and Events programme is a key part of our activity and helps to support our charitable work.


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