Sage Gateshead

St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR

Norman Foster's extraordinary billowing concert hall on the Gateshead side of the river is as much symbol of Newcastle's cultural revival as anything else in town. It has a fantastic concert programme, with anything from folk and rock to opera – and it's home of the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Go and have a look around in any case, as there are five bars and a brasserie, a good arts shop, and some stunning photo-ops from the bridges and Quayside, especially as night draws in and the building lights up spectacularly.

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