The Sage

Music To Our Ears

The Sage Gateshead can be found on Gateshead quays on the riverside of the Tyne. The landmark building itself close to Tyne Bridge and can also be accessed from the Newcastle quays by crossing the Millenium Bridge.

Where Is It?

St Mary’s Square,
Gateshead Quays,
Gateshead,
NE8 2JR

How To Get There

For a hotel with easy access to the Sage Gateshead, the Rosebery is the perfect combination of being close to Newcastle city centre, whilst being in a peaceful and quiet spot in near Jesmond Dene.

To reach the Sage from the Rosebery Hotel, there are a number of public transport options that will get you there quickly. There is a bus stop situated just behind the hotel, from which you can catch a bus to Haymarket in five to ten minutes. From here there is a Q1, a quay link transfer which stops in front of the Sage, within fifteen minutes of departure.

Alternatively, you can get the metro from Jesmond metro station – a ten-minute walk from the hotel – to Central Station in less than five minutes, before taking a leisurely stroll down to the quayside and across the Millennium Bridge, which will also take you approximately fifteen minutes.

If you would prefer to be taken directly to the venue, you can arrange to book a taxi through the hotel, which will pick you up and drop you off at the door in approximately fifteen minutes. This will depend on traffic in the city centre.

What Is It?

Gateshead’s main concert venue, the Sage contains three separate performance spaces within the building and has played host to a range of different musical talents. From choirs and orchestras to famous acts and well-known bands of all genres, the Sage is a diverse venue dedicated to bringing music to the public. Recognisable singers such as Grace Jones, Mumford and Sons, Nick Cave and Morrissey have all played on one of Sage’s stages in recent years. Notably, it was also one of the hosts of the BBC Radio Six music festival in the North East.

Take a look at what’s on in the upcoming weeks for a visit to the Sage during your stay here. The Sage is open to the public all throughout the day and offers the chance to watch some of their musicians and acts rehearsing behind the scenes.

The Sage is also known as an institute for musical education and features a number of practice rooms for professional, amateur and student musicians.

Whilst it functions as a concert hall, the Sage is probably most known for its unusual architecture and design. The curved shape and mirrored, stainless steel make the Sage an iconic part of the Tyneside skyline; the building was purposefully designed to enhance the acoustics and soundproof space.

What's Nearby?

Beside the Sage, you will find the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, a modern gallery with interesting and unique exhibits that are often interactive. It also has an amazing viewing platform at the top of the building, with a stunning view of the Newcastle skyline.

If you are looking for bars or restaurants to frequent before or after the concert, there are a plethora of places to suit all budgets along the Newcastle quayside. All you have to do is cross over the Millennium Bridge and choose whether you would like Italian, Indian or Thai food.