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Sage Gateshead Set against the stunning backdrop of the River Tyne and NewcastleGateshead Quayside, our award-winning glass-fronted music venue, designed by renowned architect Norman Foster, boasts faultless acoustics in its range of halls, rooms and studios. Our amazing building has hosted a wide range of conferences from large brand names to international medical and education conferences as well as award ceremonies, political party conferences, art exhibitions and live broadcasts. Sage Gateshead is a charity and your conference or event will directly support our mission to enrich people’s lives through music.

As one of the most iconic buildings in the UK, Sage Gateshead has become the sought-after conference and event venue in the North East

So contact us at conferences@sagegateshead.com for an event that will make a lasting impression.

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We’ve got it covered Relax. Always ahead of trends and needs, our ‘can do’ attitude is a breath of fresh air to clients. We have everything you need to make sure your event runs smoothly and your delegates are catered for; • Free wifi • 270 onsite car parking bays • Complimentary cloakroom and Welcome desk reception team • Conference registration desk • 24 hour onsite security • Easy access loading bay • Cash machine, café & shop • Plenty of seating areas around the building. On top of this we are an award-winning accessible venue and committed to reducing our environmental impact year on year. Please feel free to chat to us about how we can help your event help the environment. conferences@sagegateshead.com +44 191 443 4626| @SageConferences

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We love working with new ideas to ensure the space and setting are used to their full potential for your event

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sage one seating for 1,650

sage one

• Stunning wood panelled auditorium • World-class acoustics and production capabilities • Raked seating • Fixed projection booths • Flexible staging • Seven dressing rooms • Seven meeting pods • Three foyer levels for catering, exhibition or registration space • Front of house team

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Sage one has played host to political party conferences, agms,product launches plus performers such as sting, james brown and the vienna philharmonic

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sage Two seating for 330

sage Two

• Intimate, flexible 10-sided auditorium (variable seating layouts available) • Acoustic excellence • Raked seating • Fixed projection booths • Flexible staging • Three dressing rooms, state-of-the-art conference sound system, large foyer area for catering or exhibition space • Front of house team

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Sage Two is a beautifully designed ten-sided auditorium, creating an informal and intimate setting; this lends itself perfectly to conferences and events structured around promoting audience interaction and discussion

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Northern rock Foundation Hall Northern Rock Foundation Hall

seating for 230

• Flat-floored versatile room • Dramatic, 10m high wood-panelled walls and window onto the Concourse • Acoustic excellence • Professional lighting rig

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Northern Rock Foundation Hall is a stunning wood-panelled hall situated in the centre of the building. Its versatility makes it an ideal space for conferences, exhibition, product launches or socials

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Barbour room seating for 250

Barbour Room

• Primary conference, events and banquet room (flat-floored) • Exquisite internal glass balcony • Front of house team • Can be split into Barbour East (65 theatre) and Barbour West (135 theatre) • Private facilities

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the privacy of the Barbour room is further enhanced by attached facilities offering a completely self contained experience

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Concourse

THE Concourse A unique space that is visually stunning. It offers a breathtaking backdrop with exceptional views across the River Tyne to the Newcastle cityscape, making it perfect for awards dinners, exhibitions and large conferences. The Concourse is the premium space in the building.

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With the large glass frontage, the Concourse and foyers are light and airy, impressive and memorable

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MEC

Music Education Centre seating for 70

• A fabulous network of four additional breakout areas plus 25 small rooms, on the lower level • Perfect for breakouts, workshops and smaller meetings/events or storage areas • Subject to availability

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The Music Education Centre is a hive of creative activity filled with lovers of music from 8 to 80. It’s a fabulous network of rooms catering for all group sizes

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The Squires Seminar Room seating for 30

• Situated just off the Concourse • Ideal for smaller presentations or speeches, as a production office or speaker preview room or a secure storage area • Large plasma screen and speakers

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Meeting pods seating for 16

• Located around the outside of Sage One • Unique, small spaces for smaller groups, interviews, office space or reception areas • Audio feed so you can listen to Sage One, Sage Two or Northern Rock Foundation Hall • Equipped with large plasma screens

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Technology A world leading venue requires state of the art technical support and we can offer you just that. Sage Gateshead is stocked with industry leading technology including PA systems, lighting equipment, projection and AV equipment. And our professional and friendly team (which includes sound engineers, AV technicians and lighting designers) has a wealth of knowledge and experience, working on over 800 events per year. We go to the next level and can transform all our spaces with amazing lighting, Twitter walls, and building projections. We can live stream, record your event and make sure your branding is prominent to make the right impact. We deliver time after time from simple meetings to multi-room conferences with challenging requirements and ensure that when your presenter walks on stage, everything just works!

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Event Services We understand that you need to be absolutely certain that every detail of your event will reflect your brand’s reputation and the team at Sage Gateshead will make sure this happens

conference & events Experts in the industry - and a very friendly bunch, - our team’s ‘can do’ attitude is a breath of fresh air to clients. Always ahead of trends and needs, we are constantly looking at ways to improve our offer.

Catering We are passionate about our food and use fresh, local ingredients to offer a range of catering options, including canapés, buffets, street food festivals and gala dinners. We are proud to work with prestigious North East brands such as Wylam Brewery, the Geordie Bakers and Fentimans. Committed to reducing food waste, we donate any unwanted produce to local charities.

Music Being an international music venue, there are lots of extra special experiences we can offer to add the wow factor to your event. We have a range of sessions designed to focus on team building, leadership, presentation skills, confidence, self-esteem or just having fun. Paper and straw bridges are over – teambuild the Sage Gateshead way; Boomwhacker workshops are the latest craze in teambuilding. Led by a tutor, all participants will be provided with a tuned percussion tube and together will create music to play a recognisable tune. Arch Rivals is a masterclass in graffiti art which sees teams compete to create a unique graffiti text piece in our designated arches at the rear of the building. Music workshops - we can teach you amazing skills: Steel pans, Drumming and percussion, Junk percussion, Harmony singing, Tin whistles, Ukulele and even Gumboot dancing.

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With a famously friendly Geordie welcome guaranteed it really is an unforgettable conference destination

Making the most of your visit NewcastleGateshead is vibrant and full of culture, with a range of theatre, music, comedy, festivals and sporting events throughout the year as well as an independent food scene, ensuring there will always be that little extra for your delegates. A short drive away are stunning coastlines and countryside, historic market towns and ancient UNESCO World Heritage sites. With a famously friendly Geordie welcome guaranteed it really is an unforgettable conference destination, with over 90% of delegates saying they’d like to return to the city with friends and family.

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getting around There are fast and frequent rail connections (less than three hours to London and over 40 trains per day) and a huge range of national & international flights from Newcastle Airport. The Metro (light rail system) has been rated as one of the country’s most efficient modes of transport and is an ideal way to get around, with regular trains to and from the airport, the coast and the nearby city of Sunderland as well as major local landmarks and attractions. The Quaylink bus stops right outside Sage Gateshead and is a handy way to explore the Quayside and central area with this high frequency, low emission service.

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Sage Gateshead is set at the heart of a wide selection of accommodation, with over 7,000 beds within a 20 minute walk

A place to stay On our doorstep is Jury’s Inn, Hilton, Crowne Plaza, Premier Inn, Malmaison, Travelodge and there are many more to choose from. We work very closely with all of them, as well as Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau (who offer a free accommodation-finding service), to ensure we can find somewhere to suit your taste and budget.

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venue capacities

Accessible venue

Parking

Accessible parking

exhibition space

wi-fi

air conditioning

restaurant/bar

Yes

260

26

Variable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Theatre

Classroom

Cabaret

Conference

Boardroom

Reception/ cocktail

Table Service

Exhibition Space (Sqm)

Floor to Ceiling

Natural Light

Sage One

1,700

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

No

Sage Two

370

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70

-

-

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100

-

-

No

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

230

80

104

70

50

250

150

230

10.2

Yes

Barbour Room

250

120

128

70

50

280

180

258

3.3

Yes

Squires Seminar Room

35

-

-

-

16

-

-

69

3.3

No

-

-

-

-

-

3,000

600

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-

Yes

Balcony Foyer

50

-

-

-

-

200

-

-

-

Yes

Meeting Pod

25

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16

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-

No

Venue

Concourse

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Don’t just take our word for it... “The venue is amazing, beautiful and flexible, lots of Sage Gateshead staff were on hand on the day to help with requests and facilitate transitions between the sessions - it felt like we were all part of the same team. Personally I would have no hesitation in recommending the venue and hope to use it again in for future events.” Helen Simmons, Accenture “In all seriousness the best; the best-informed, the most helpful, most can-do and most professional venue crew I’ve ever dealt with. It also goes without saying but the venue is superb. We’re very happy we chose Sage Gateshead and with how it all went.” Chris Howard, Sky News

“There was a huge wow factor from outside. The lighting and Tyne Bridge in the background make it a unique building and completely different to venues we have used before.” Lynn Ezard, Heineken “I’ve have heard nothing but good reviews about the graffiti workshop. Everyone said it was very different and they enjoyed it very much. It’s nice to try a completely new activity.” Donna Lewis, AkzoNobel I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help last week and the run up to our conference. I have recieved lots of positive feedback about the venue. Emma George, Royal College of Psychiatrists

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