Makeover for Sage Gateshead By the time you read this, work will be well under way on our iconic concourse, transforming the “town square” of the venue into an even more welcoming and enjoyable space for visitors. Our bars, Brasserie and café will be refurbished and a new private dining area will be created as well as pop up retail stands. It is part of a £2 million capital programme that will also enable more part-standing gigs in Sage One, thanks to a new, quick-release seat system that will be installed later this year.
Managing Director Abigail Pogson said it was the first major refurbishment to take place since the building opened in 2004. “As we celebrate our fifteenth year we want to reach more people and create more opportunities for a wider range of people,” she said. “We want to ensure music is a central part of life and that access to arts and culture is part of life in the North East and part of the identity of Sage Gateshead.