The Glasshouse is a home for live music lovers.
It’s a place where you can hear rock legends or pop icons on the same night as folk trios or opera singers. Where new musicians are nurtured and showcased on the same stages as platinum-selling performers. And where youth choirs and tambourine-shaking toddlers practise in the same spaces as our acclaimed orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia.
Because as an international centre for music we’re focused on creating and celebrating outstanding music – whether that’s unearthing or growing talent from our region or bringing the world’s best artists to our stages. And as a charity we’re focused on making sure all of that is available to anyone – no matter where you’re from, how old you are, how much money you have, or what challenges you face.
Which is why every year more than 2 million people are able to join us for top-notch gigs, concerts, and classes – in our own venue at Gateshead Quays, out in communities across the North East, and through livestreamed performances and digital lessons.
So whether you’re making it up or taking it in, you’ll find music lives and grows here.
Annual Reviews and Policies
Our Board of Trustees
Sir Martin Narey (Chair)
Roy McEwan Brown OBE (Vice Chair) Former CEO and Director of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Ltd
Mike Barker Strategic Director, Corporate Services & Governance, at Gateshead Council
Darren Collins Treasurer and Strategic Director of Resources and Digital at Gateshead Council
Emily Cox MBE Head of Colleague Relations at Lloyds Banking Group
Emyr Penry Dance Trumpeter, composer and band leader
Subashis Das Creative Director, Everyman & Playhouse Theatres
Gabriel Day Founder of Ape Team Ltd event and venue management
Hilary Florek Managing Director at HF PR
Jacqui Hodgson Former BBC reporter, Correspondent, producer and editor
Caroline Jackson Associate Director, BDO UK LLP
Herb Kim Founder of Thinking Digital conference and TEDx event series
Joanna Lawson Head of Governance at Girlguiding
Ruth Lyon Local singer/songwriter
Jane Spiers Chair, National Theatre of Scotland
Tony Wadsworth CBE Former Chairman and CEO of EMI Music UK
Alfie Whillis Music theory tutor and occasional music producer/engineer
Supporting The Glasshouse
We want to inspire and involve people of all ages and backgrounds, and do so through a range of music activities that everyone can enjoy.