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Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead

Think iconic and think BIG! Sage Gateshead is a seriously huge venue for large scale exhibitions, conferences, presentations, and product launches, whilst also accommodating smaller business meetings in this massive flexible space. In a strategic setting on the south bank of the River Tyne, there are sweeping views of Newcastle Gateshead Quayside, taking in the famous Tyne and Gateshead Millennium Bridges. What more could you possibly want for that outstanding corporate or private event?

With spaces offering state of the art technology, outstanding acoustics, adjustable lighting and ceiling heights, temperature control, a mechanical stage and even computerised flying systems, Sage Gateshead has all you need for your event. It boasts two huge, multi-purpose rooms, smaller meeting spaces, a stunning glazed concourse, adaptable foyers, and bars. The two main halls, Sage One and Sage Two seat up to 1,640 and 400 delegates respectively with hire including foyers, dressing rooms, meeting pods and front of house staff.

The Barbour Room measuring 258 square metres with a capacity of 300 guests, and the Northern Rock Foundation Hall for up to 250. Go down in size again and there’s the Squires Seminar Room which seats 35 delegates in theatre style or 16 in boardroom layout. The Concourse (ground floor) level and balcony foyers are superb for conference dinners, award shows and exhibitions and with room capacities varying from 3 to 70 people, there are 35 smaller spaces which can be hired separately or are great for catering or break out spaces for larger events.

Sage Gateshead is a fully accessible venue with a hearing loop and controlled lighting. There is ample onsite parking and is within easy reach of the A1 and Newcastle city centre. There are many hotels close by.

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Venue Sage Gateshead
Capacity 1,640 guests
Address St. Marys Square, Gateshead Quays
Tyne and Wear
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Function Rooms & Event Spaces (6)

Sage One - Sage Gateshead

Sage One

  • Max Capacity: 1640
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    Sage One is a spectacular wood-panelled auditorium boasting world-class acoustics and a seating capacity of up to 1,640. Designed to the highest international standards, its atmosphere can be altered to suit any conference or event.


    • Theatre: 1640
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Concourse - Sage Gateshead


  • Max Capacity: 500
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    Offering exceptional views across the Tyne to the Newcastle cityscape, the concourse can be hired alongside your conference for exhibitions, catering and networking. It can also be hired exclusively for evening banquets for up to 500 guests.


    • Banqueting: 500
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Sage Two - Sage Gateshead

Sage Two

  • Max Capacity: 330
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    Sage Two is a distinctive ten-sided theatre designed to complement the larger Hall One. This Hall offers a more informal and intimate environment which makes it ideal for presentations, discussions and conferences.
    Hire of Hall Two includes staff to marshal each door; a basic conference sound system; a duty technician; four dressing rooms; and one large foyer area, suitable for catering or exhibition space.


    • Theatre: 330
    • Banqueting: 50
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The Barbour Room - Sage Gateshead

The Barbour Room

  • Max Capacity: 250
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    The primary function room for conferences and events, it has its own glass balcony and toilet facilities that together offer a self-contained area ideally suited to private and corporate events.
    Hire of the room includes set up with tables and chairs as requested and staff to marshal the doors.


    • Theatre: 250
    • Cabaret: 120
    • Boardroom: 50
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Music Education Centre

  • Max Capacity: 70
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    The Music Education Centre (MEC) comprises twenty six rooms; intriguing in their variety of shape and size, these are available for hire on an individual basis or as breakout rooms for larger conferences. As room capacities vary from three to seventy delegates, they provide a versatile range of rooms suitable for all requirements.

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The Squires

  • Max Capacity: 30
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    Seminar Room situated on the ground floor level of the building. It has fixed AV equipment (projector, screen etc), making it ideal for smaller presentations and meetings, or for an office, speaker’s room or storage area for larger conferences


    • Theatre: 30
    • Boardroom: 16
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Venue Features (14)

  • AV Equipment
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Training Specialists
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access