Sage Gateshead

Gateshead, UK

Sage Gateshead, a major new National Lottery-funded music center, is rapidly becoming Britain's most successful music center. Boasting two outstanding performance venues and located on the banks of the River Tyne, this remarkable center has won critical acclaim for its philosophy of promoting education through music. The £70 million center consists of a 1,650-seat concert hall (Hall One), a 400-seat recital room (Hall Two), and a Music Academy. Folkworks, a nationally recognized presenter of folk and traditional music tours, is also housed here.

Sage Gateshead
Credit: Richard Bryant/Arcaid
Credit: Nigel Young/Foster + Partners
Credit: Nigel Young/Foster + Partners
Owner

Gateshead Council

Architect

Foster + Partners

Acoustician

Arup Acoustics

Users

Northern Sinfonia, Folkworks, touring performances

Seat count

1650, 400

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Arts center, Concert hall, Flexible theatre

Services

Concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2005

Venue website

sagegateshead.com

Credit: Sally Ann Norman
Credit: Nigel Young/Foster + Partners
Sage Gateshead
Credit: Nigel Young/Foster + Partners

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