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

Gateshead Council


Foster + Partners


Arup Acoustics


Northern Sinfonia, Folkworks, touring performances

Seat count

400, 1650

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Arts center, Concert hall, Flexible theatre


Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification



Venue website

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

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