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Getting to The Sage Gateshead
It couldn't be easier, whether you arrive by foot, bike, bus, car, motorbike, coach, taxi, train, plane or even limousine. We are located on Gateshead Quays between the Tyne and Gateshead Millennium Bridges. Our distinctive shape makes us impossible to miss.
Driving (From the A1(M)/ A1)
Take the exit signposted (from the South) Gateshead and Newcastle (Centre) A184 or (from the North) Gateshead A184. Keep in the left-hand lane of A184 signposted Gateshead town centre. At roundabout, take third exit, signposted Gateshead town centre. Go straight through three sets of traffic lights. At the fourth turn left onto Oakwellgate. Take first right immediately under the railway bridge up the slope into our car park, or second right to the drop-off point or blue badge parking.
Cars: There is a drop-off and collection point at the west door of The Sage Gateshead.
The Sage Gateshead has its own car park with lift access situated directly behind the building. The first 30 minutes are free. From 06.00-17.00 charges are 70p per hour, paid for on exit only. For visits during the evening there is a fixed charge of £2.10p, which you can elect to pre-pay or pay on exit.
Further car parking is available within two to ten minutes walking distance from The Sage Gateshead. Please ask our Customer Services Team on 0191 443 4661 for further details.
The bright yellow Quaylink buses run every 10 minutes during the day, around every 20 minutes during the evenings and directly serves The Sage Gateshead. The Quaylink Service 1 (Q1) starts from both Newcastle Central Station and Gateshead Interchange. It takes 10 minutes from Central Station to The Sage Gateshead; the last return bus leaves The Sage Gateshead at 11.59pm. It takes 4 minutes from Gateshead Interchange, with the last return service leaving The Sage Gateshead at 12.28am. Contact Stage Coach for further information.
From Newcastle Centre:
From the Tyne Bridge, go through the pedestrian traffic lights, under the railway bridge and straight across the next traffic lights. At the next lights, take the left signed Gateshead Quays and East Gateshead (NOT the loop signed Consett or Metro Centre).
At the first lights with Mecca Bingo on your right, turn left onto Oakwellgate. Stay in the right hand lane under the railway bridge and take first right into our car park or second right to the drop-off point or blue badge parking.
From the Swing Bridge:
Go straight up Bridge Street, which turns into Cannon Street: as the road bears round to the right, go left for the drop-off point or blue badge parking or follow the road right into Oakwellgate and take the first left to our car park just before the railway bridge.
From the Gateshead Metro:
Exit onto West Street. Turn left and walk down to the traffic lights. Turn right onto Askew Road, straight over the traffic lights at the end of the Tyne Bridge and then left at the next traffic lights onto Oakwellgate. The Sage Gateshead is on your right. This walk takes about ten minutes.
The nearest station is Newcastle Central (three hours to London King's Cross, one and a half hours to Edinburgh). If you arrive into Newcastle Central Station you can choose to either:
Take the Metro one stop to Gateshead (a couple of minutes journey time then either a ten minute walk to The Sage Gateshead or catch the No.60 bus). Pedestrian routes will be clearly signed.
Walk across the Tyne Bridge from Central Station (twenty minutes).
Take a taxi (eight minutes).
Newcastle coach station is operated by National Express and is situated at St James' Boulevard just a ten minute walk from the Metro at Central Station.
The Sage Gateshead is a twenty-five minute drive from Newcastle International Airport. A direct Metro link is available from the airport to Newcastle Central Station; then catch the yellow electric shuttle buses to the Sage or follow pedestrian signs for The Sage Gateshead.
You can fly to Newcastle International Airport from a number of regional airports, for a complete list and links to the airlines, click here click here, then on the world map, click on Europe, then click on the UK.
note accommodation is NOT included in the booking
The Newcastle Gateshead visitor centre has arranged deals with some local hotels, although please note that the Swallow Hotel, which is top of their list, is some distance from the venue.
Other budget hotels that are within easy reach are:
Premier Travel Inn Quayside:
Premier Travel Inn Town Centre:
To go to the vistor centre online booking system, click here
Free internet connection
PCs for use at the Sage are available during the conference so that delegates can have free internet access.
For more information about this and the music and other library/business centre facilities available free at the Sage, please read/download the Word document here.