Sage Gateshead flings open its doors for an Open House Weekend of free live music experiences for all

Sage Gateshead flings open its doors for an Open House Weekend of free live music experiences for all

Sage Gateshead opens its doors on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September for a major celebration of music making in its first Open House Weekend. Lovers of live music can enjoy free gigs, workshops and tours, or soaking up the sounds while enjoying the view over the Tyne.

You can’t miss the Sage Gateshead building in the Newcastle/Gateshead skyline, but there’s a great view from inside too. Take a free guided tour to hear the stories from nearly twenty years of this much loved building. Sneak into rehearsals and discover hidden spaces.

Musical force of nature (and Cumbria native), Jess Gillam returns to Sage Gateshead for Come Play with Jess Gillam. It’s a rare chance for saxophonists of all levels to watch, learn and play a piece of music with the saxophone superstar.

Free tickets are up for grabs to exclusive, intimate gigs as part of Sage Gateshead’s Artist Development Showcase hosted by Frankie Francis (singer of the band Frankie and The Heartstrings) and up and coming artists will take to the pop-up stage on the concourse throughout the weekend. There’s also an open call for local composers to submit their scores for Royal Northern Sinfonia to play live during the weekend.

Classical music fans can join the Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus team and learn a song in an hour with Come and Sing with the Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia. Or pop into Sage One to get up close and personal with Royal Northern Sinfonia at an open rehearsal.  

The next generation of noise makers and their families can also enjoy special Big Family Music Makingworkshops for those under 7 years old.

Stop by for an hour, linger for an afternoon, or stick around for the whole weekend. All events are free, and lots are available if you just drop-by during the weekend. To guarantee a spot on the Guided Tours, Family Classics with Royal Northern Sinfonia or Big Family Music Making, book ahead for free at

A big weekend for music-lovers in the North East, visitors can also buy tickets to enjoy Royal Northern Sinfonia’s bold season opening performing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto or the meticulously crafted grooves of Nearly Dan’s Anniversary Concert.

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