The Sage: A user guide

Getting There

Getting There

It couldn't be easier, whether you arrive by foot, bike, bus, car, motorbike, coach, taxi, train, plane or even limousine. The Sage is located on Gateshead Quays between the Tyne and Gateshead Millennium Bridges. Its distinctive shape makes it impossible to miss.

Thanks to the generosity of Nexus, you can travel to and from The Sage Gateshead absolutely free. Simply retain you ticket for inspection on the Metro.

The Number 60 bus runs every 10 minutes from Gateshead Transport Interchange to The Sage Gateshead. It takes 15 minutes.

The service from The Sage Gateshead to the Gateshead Interchange takes seven minutes. The service starts at 9.30am every morning and the last bus leaves The Sage Gateshead at approximately 11.20pm, seven days a week. There is a small charge for this service.

Concert Buses

For Hall One evening classical concerts, it provides a private service on two routes - Hexham and Corbridge, and Alnwick and Morpeth via Felton. Tickets cost £4.50 return and should be booked in advance through the Box Office.

There is a drop off and pick up point at the west door of The Sage Gateshead. The Sage Gateshead has its own car park with lift access behind the building, and spaces are offered on a first come first served basis.

Charges are per hour on a pay on exit basis. The first 15 minutes are free of charge, then 70p per hour for the first four hours, and £1 per hour for each additional hour.

Blue Badge Holders

There are a number of priority spaces for blue badge holders near the entrances to The Sage Gateshead and by the lifts in the car park.

Coach parking is available at The Sage Gateshead's coach park.

Cycle racks are available adjacent to the building.

There is a taxi rank and a drop off/pick up area at the west entrance of The Sage Gateshead.

The Sage Gateshead is designed to be as accessible as possible to people with all kinds of disabilities.

Ask for a copy of its Access Guide orask Box Office staff for information. Guide dogs are welcome.

To see behind the scenes and learn more about the building, tours run daily at noon and 5.30pm.

Admission is: Adults £6, Young people under 18, £3. Special tours can be arranged for groups of over 20 people.

Cloakroom facilities are free of charge and staff will encourage you to leave your coats, buggies, parcels and other large items there.

The Sage Gateshead is a great place for a family visit. It programmes special family performances, activities and tours - and children can often come for half price.

The menus in the café and brasserie appeal to families and there are baby facilities.

The Sage Gateshead

St Mary's Square

Gateshead Quays

NE8 2JR

Box Office: (0870) 703 4555

email: boxoffice@thesagegateshead.org

Administration: (0191) 443-4666

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