Sage Gateshead

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Sage Gateshead
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Sage Gateshead is music centre rooted deeply in the North, with an international profile. We are for audiences, for artists, for the North and for the long term.
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Kathryn S
Whitley Bay, UK23 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Went last night to see Go West who were fantastic (shame about Paul Young who was terrible). The Sage is a lovely venue with a fantastic view. We bought a bottle of prosecco which was extremely overpriced at £30 just before the concert was starting. We poured it into plastic cups so we could take it to our seats only to be stopped at the door by staff who told us we couldn't take any drinks inside. Why isn't this allowed and why weren't we informed of this when buying it? When we were leaving at the end of the night, we had to queue to go through a small door when there were other doors that could have been opened. Such a lovely place with ridiculous rules and overpriced drinks.
Written 15 May 2022
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pfc302
Chester-le-Street, UK349 contributions
Mar 2022
My first visit since most of the covid restrictions have been lifted.
Disappointed to see that the Brasserie is currently closed(this information should be made available on the website as I'm sure many people would dine here for a pre event meal and then be left with just a café as an option) Quite a few of the staff seemed lacking in basic knowledge of the venue and seating plans. As we were leaving their was a problem with an exit which in turn created a bottleneck, whilst shuffling forward several of the staff were noted to be ignoring the issue and were busy looking at their phones.....
We really enjoyed the concert, great seats.
Its still an iconic venue that we will still continue to support.
Written 25 March 2022
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holidaymanWashington
Washington, UK1,896 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
It was good to be back after the long Covid absence. We went to see Duke Ellington's Strictly Smoking Big Band with Pete Long, which should have been on about this time last year. It was nice to see the new improved tables and seating in the cafe area. Unfortunately the seating in Sage Two hadn't been improved and was still cramped and as hard as nails. Having said that, the concert was excellent and lasted much longer than advertised, making it even better value for money. The sound was also very well balanced for a change, which was a pleasant surprise.
Written 26 February 2022
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PeteLucy434
Uxbridge, UK1,804 contributions
Jan 2022
I love this building and it has really added to the Newcastle Quayside image. Brilliant venue for concerts.
Written 23 January 2022
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Beccib21
Newton Aycliffe, UK260 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Attended Rick Wakeman Christmas concert. Usual high standard of performance. Underbooked due to Covid for increased circulation. Clean and Covid measures in place throughout. Good selection of drinks and ice creams at half time. Pleasant and competent staff.
Written 1 January 2022
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Tanya
5 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We went to see The Snowman accompanied by Eleanor Mooney Narrator and Royal Northern Sinfonia playing the music. It was absolutely fantastic.
It started with a musical narration of We're going on a Bear Hunt. It was fun and engaging for our 2year old and we enjoyed getting on involved too.
Then an interval (the only place I could pick fault as this was slightly to long for the littleys to wait, but once it started again that was quickly forgotten.) Then the snowman with a wonderful rendition of walking in the air by a very young male choir singer.. very emotional performance.
We sat on level 1 row J and thought the view was great. I think the view from anywhere would of been great but because the auditorium was filled with children I believe any further back the noise from the children may have impacted the sound quality of the orchestra. But in our seats it was crystal clear.
We paid for two adults and had our two year old on our knee for free, which is where she would of chose to sit regardless so it was great that we didn't have to pay for her.
We pre paid parking at the sage for the full day (great value at only 4.80) and went for lunch. Otherwise an hourly charge of 1.80. Really recommend pre paying and being charged the extra pound or so even if your only staying for the length of the show this way you will avoid the extremely long queues waiting for the car park pay machines and can go straight to the car and leave.
All in all an absolutely excellent day that we are hoping to make an annual tradition.
Written 23 December 2021
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Dave C
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK149 contributions
Dec 2021
Went to Rick Wakeman. We had to rearrange because of Covid. Superb disabled facilities...My wife is in an electric wheelchair. ..the Sage arranged for us to be in a box, with a seat removed for the chair to fit. Faultless attention to our needs (and a very good concert!).
Written 17 December 2021
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keromax2014
Sunderland, UK64 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Attended a Daniel O'Donnell concert at this theatre. It is very modern and has a bar and small cafe. Plenty of parking in the multi storey car park at the side. Some of the staff were friendly and helpful. The only downside they only serve drinks and crisps at the café,. We had to walk to the local supermarket for a sandwich
Written 19 October 2021
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK611,166 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I crossed over The Swing Bridge into Gateshead to visit some of the great pubs over that side of the River Tyne and one of the most impressive buildings here was Sage .
Constructed at a cost of £70 million raised through National Lottery grants ,its a venue building hosting conference's and the like ,I just loved the look of this building, all glass and stainless steel, its such an eye catching structure either viewed from across the river or up close ,very futuristic indeed, its most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written 7 October 2021
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Lesdaw
Prudhoe, UK325 contributions
Sep 2021
The music hall is perfect.
No bad seats or views, so well designed.
Sound is magnificent.
Not much more to say really.
We have been several times and it always superb as a venue and experience.
Written 12 September 2021
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