As a new landmark on Tyneside The Sage Gateshead forms the heart of an exciting project to regenerate the area's river frontage. The building supplies a "pioneering international centre for music and musical discovery" and includes two auditoria, a rehearsal space, a 25-room Music Education Centre and the covered Concourse. This concourse links the various spaces and is with its magnificent panoramic views the public focus of the building. It is a major new internal public space, open fourteen hours a day, with cafes, bars and ticket office. The stainless steel roof encloses the entire complex, which is 'shrink-wrapped' around the buildings beneath. The Sage Gateshead addresses the nature of public space and the concept of the democratic, accessible ‘urban living room’. As Gateshead Council stated all these diverse functions are combined in one space, encouraging interaction between performers, students and the public, thus breaking down cultural and creative barriers.
How to get there?
The yellow Quaylink bus links Gateshead and Newcastle waterfronts and runs every 10 minutes (7am to midnight seven days a week). Service Q1 runs from Gateshead Interchange, taking in The Sage Gateshead, BALTIC, Newcastle Quayside and ending at Newcastle Central Station. Service Q2 will begin at Haymarket and travel via Newgate Street, Theatre Royal and along Newcastle Quayside as far as Ouseburn.