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Bringing the world stage to the North East

Sage has partnered with ASM Global to deliver the first international arena, exhibition, and conference centre in the North East. With a 12,500 capacity arena, an international conference and exhibition centre, hotels, bars and restaurants; The Sage NewcastleGateshead will bring the latest in world-class entertainment, culture, conference hosting and events to the heart of the North East.

Local businesses and Sage customers will benefit from priority access, support and promotion opportunities from the venue. The development will maximise opportunities for inward investment further fuelling the government’s levelling up agenda and driving economic growth. 

Economy boost

£69 million annual boost to the local economy every year.

Regeneration investment

£300 million regeneration investment.

New jobs

2,000 new jobs to be created.

Visitor growth

1,000,000 annual visitors to events.

The Sage: a networking, learning and entertainment hub

The Sage will sit on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the heart of our vibrant, exciting home city. From headliner gigs to the biggest touring shows, the arena will be home to incredible entertainment. Whether you’re a local on the lookout for an exciting live music experience, or a visitor looking for a taste of the UK’s world famous gig scene, The Sage will be the place to be.

The international conference and exhibition centre will provide over 8,800m2 of flexible event space and is capable of hosting major national and international business events for up to 900 delegates. From festivals and exhibitions to business events and creative happenings, the cutting-edge integrated conference and exhibition space will have all this and more. The Sage will be the place to make connections, expand your horizons and be inspired.

With fantastic riverside views, The Sage is designed to make the most of its incredible location. You’ll be able to catch up with friends, stretch your legs, and enjoy a moment of serenity in the landscaped gardens and performance square. As part of our commitment to regeneration in the area, the development will include mindfully designed green spaces with plenty of seating and safe, spacious walkways.

The venue is set to open in 2024, but keep your eyes peeled in the meantime – there’s plenty of activity coming before then!

The Sage, a place like no other 

The region's first ever world-class conference centre featuring an international-grade arena, exhibition and meeting spaces, The Sage will bring new markets to North East businesses. The Sage will offer:

  • Over 100 concerts and entertainment shows each year
  • Priority access to Sage customers and the community
  • Serviced workspaces for start-ups and local businesses
  • A high-tech digital platform for Sage customers to advertise to millions of visitors

Sage’s heart has always been in the North East, and today’s announcement embodies our purpose – to knock down barriers so everyone can thrive. The Sage brings the world to the North East’s front door, providing a platform to celebrate the region's brilliance. We are committed to making sure that The Sage is an inclusive venue by giving access to all, no matter their background. We believe it will unlock the huge potential the North East has, attracting greater investment and innovation.

Steve Hare, CEO, Sage Group

Sage customers benefit from perks at The Sage

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