The Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North East of England. Their inclusive approach enables all their performance, learning and participation programmes to be constantly inspired and supported by each other.
It is both a live music venue and a centre for music education. The local, national and international concert programme runs all year round. It incorporates all kinds of music ranging from acoustic, indie, country, world, folk, jazz, electronic and dance to classical music, including concerts by Northern Sinfonia, orchestra of The Sage Gateshead. They bring national and international performers to the region who have not previously appeared in the North East and offer a new and outstandingly equipped additional venue to performers already established in the region.
The Sage Gateshead is pioneering a fresh approach to musical discovery that enables everyone to become involved in, stimulated and excited by music - no matter what their age or ability.
As well as hosting concerts for some outstanding folk and traditional music acts, the Sage is also the venue for many folkworks summer schools.