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Our one-of-a-kind curved structure is home to two auditoriums, flat-floored function rooms, and distinctive breakouts. Our crowning glory? The large central concourse space used for exhibitions, dinners and parties.

All of this under one roof, with an onsite production crew and in house catering.

Want more specifics about how our space could flex to fit your event?

We’d love to chat to see how we can support you to create an unforgettable event.

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Call: 0191 443 4657

Sage One

Seating for up to 1,640

Prepare to be amazed. Sage One auditorium is a truly magnificent space. You’ll want to take a moment to absorb the sights and sounds of everything the space has to offer.

The three-tiered, wooden panelled hall, with its large centre stage gives a majestic feel, whilst encouraging creativity in your event. There’s loads of high end tech in here too. Always wanted to try gig-level production on your conference? Want to livestream your conference? Now is your chance.

Sage One Conference
Sage One Tech
Sage One Conference

Sage Two

Seating for up to 330

Want to step inside the world’s only ten-sided auditorium? You will immediately appreciate its atmospheric warmth. Sit anywhere and feel part of the event. The possibilities feel endless, from classic staging to in-the-round for a truly immersive experience.

Sage Two, Thinking Digital 2009 (Credit Peter Atkinson)
Sage Two
Sage Two

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Seating for up to 200

Create drama with impressive 10m high ceilings, wood-panelled walls and stunning full-length windows looking out onto the Concourse. It’s a flat-floored space with a built-in truss rig so really flexible in layout and ambiance. The acoustics of the room were designed for orchestral rehearsals – mirroring the acoustics of our main auditorium. With an event in here you know you’ll be taking advantage of that sound quality and tech kit.

Northern Rock Foundation Hall with Seats
Northern Rock Foundation Hall
Northern Rock Foundation Hall Conference

Barbour Room

Seating for up to 250

Need flexibility? Our Barbour Room has got you covered. It’s set back with a private glass balcony overlooking Newcastle’s Tyne Bridge. There’s space for networking and drinks, and, most importantly, it gives the perfect backdrop for that Instagram selfie or press shot. Plus, this room can be divided into two separate spaces, Barbour West and Barbour East, providing smaller rooms for smaller numbers – and all in the time it takes for a tea break!

The Barbour Room West
Barbour Balcony (Credit Alex Telfer)

Exclusive use

Want to impress – you can hire our venue for full, exclusive use.

It’s ideal for large conferences with exhibitions and for those who want to really take-over the building with their own brand.

In addition to all the halls and conference spaces in the venue, exclusive hire gives you plenty of extra spaces for networking, breakouts and catering.

The Concourse
Sage One Sound Desk

Audio Visual Expertise

We know how important the smooth running of AV is to your event and so our tech team give the reassurance of support from day one. Anything you ask, they’ll work to deliver with their amazing professionalism, knowledge and experience.

Food & Drink

Food and Drink

Such a key aspect of any event. We focus on seasonality, sustainability and love showcasing our regional produce. All our menus can be customised to suit your needs. If posh dining is your thing, we’ll put on our airs and graces. If you’d rather a chippy tea, we know how to do the Friday weekend feel – tomato sauce and all.