The Glasshouse International Centre for Music

The Glasshouse International Centre for Music

The Glasshouse International Centre for Music
4.5
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
4:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
8:45 AM - 6:00 PM
About
We were Sage Gateshead. We're now The Glasshouse International Centre for Music. New name. Same great home for live music lovers. The Glasshouse is a home for live music lovers - from diehard fans, aspiring artists, and tambourine-shaking toddlers to rock legends, pop icons, and our own acclaimed orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia. With top-notch gigs, concerts, and classes every week - in our own venue at Gateshead Quays, out in communities across the North East, and online - anyone can join us in creating and celebrating outstanding music. Whether you’re making it up or taking it in, you’ll find music lives and grows here.
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  • Nickynoo
    Darlington, United Kingdom38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Jazz by the Tyne
    Went to see Late night Proms . There were 2 jazz artists both if which had never heard of before and it was first time at the Sage too . Fabulous venue - we were in smaller hall which was full and although it’s not Ronnie Scott’s ( it was a lot cheaper ) both artists were simply brilliant - so much so ended up downloading playlist onto Spotify and the BBC recording too .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 August 2023
  • T Smith
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Behind the scenes building tour
    A beautiful building purpose built for music. I have been to music events here many times but this time I went on the building tour. It was very interesting, the guides were very knowledgable and we saw areas the public don’t usually have access to. The highlight was watching the orchestra rehearse.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 September 2023
  • bob19872018
    Whitehaven, United Kingdom266 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simon & Garfunkel Story was first class in a first class venue
    Good parking spaces for the venue. Easy access, swift checking of tickets etc. Numerous bars, a tad expensive but would be expected in a captive audience. The Auditorium was excellent, good visibility, great acoustics. The actual show of The Simon & Garfunkel was brilliant, all the audience loved it. Great venue, great show, first class.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • AJJP1
    Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom1,443 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paul Carrack superb
    Had the most fantastic evening. What a superb venue The acoustics were brilliant Lots of safe parking options Easy to get into Nice bars and classy public areas Seats were fantastic. Lucky us, seeing Level 42 next Saturday 🎤
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Tracy S
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Horrific bar prices…
    As always a great night to see Beverley Knight in concert. Venue amazing, staff always courteous, however, as usual the price of the drinks is horrific as is the quality of the wine. £15 for a pint and a small wine with the wine having the vintage of a malt vinegar. Now I know the venue will say prices are in line with overhead and standard of venue but they’re not. If weatherspoons can do a pint for £2 and a large villa maria sav blanc for £3 what does that say….let’s have some choice of wine that is decent with a price review. These are airport prices on steroids, can’t be right!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Chris J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brass in Concert
    Stunning venue, spotless throughout, great day's entertainment from start to finish. Happily visit again and take in more of Newcastle next time. Only one niggle. The gap under the soap dispenser in the gents was a barely big enough to get your hand under.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 November 2023
  • speob
    Harrow, United Kingdom203 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place, but those main auditorium seats!
    Nice venue – interesting architecture, good facilities, friendly and helpful staff... but MY GOD, those seats in the main auditorium (Sage 1) are uncomfortable! They're somehow slightly tilting forward, so you have to constantly push back with your feet and legs to stop sliding off, and not only that but the huge base of the seat in front of you leaves you wondering where to put your feet. Okay for a short stay, but try sitting there for hours – eek!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 1 December 2023
  • Andrew197040
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom72 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great show but bar rubbish!
    Been tonight for the Northern Sinfonia 007 show which was absolutely brilliant however you need to sort out your bar service, it’s painfully slow. At the interval we queues for ages for drinks on level 3 only to get to the front to discover to be told the card machine was dud and it was cash only which we didn’t have, the bar staff didn’t have the sense to inform the queue this was the case, very infuriating. We loved to the other queue and finally ordered however when we raised it with the guy serving us he couldn’t have looked less bothered… no apology or anything. The intervals in shows aren’t very long so quite often you have to go in before you’ve even been served. Sort it out!!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Jules
    Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great night out
    We visited The Glasshouse with our young grandson, to watch The Classic Rock Show last weekend. Our whole experience was very good with no complaints. The staff were very helpful, especially the man selling merchandise to my grandson .Auditorium staff also very good . We didn’t use their bar facilities or car park either so can’t comment. The toilet’s etc . we’re clean . Seats clean & comfortable . We had a brilliant night and the band (Classic Rock Show ) were excellent as usual. They were so lovely to my grandson when they signed his poster. Will definitely return.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 January 2024
  • Northisbest
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World class
    This is a world class venue delivering world class music to the North East and beyond. Today I attended the concert by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet of piano music mainly by Debussy. What can I say except it was outstanding, beautiful and moving. The performance in that amazing venue was unforgettable.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 February 2024
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John E
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I went to see Baxter Dury at The Glasshouse and what a fantastic show he & his band put on but at the interval I thought let’s go for a pint, so I came out of level 1 to go to the level 1 bar which was not open ! Ok let’s go downstairs to the other bar, big queue that’s fine stood for 20mins got to the front asked for my first choice, sold out, second choice, sold out, offered coors, no thanks so walked off, now Baxter wasn’t a sell out (shame) so surely there couldn’t have been that many people ordering pints, maybe open another bar to cut down on the queue and maybe as you’ve probably got events on all the time keep your stock levels right and don’t run out of choices !
Written 8 May 2024
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John O
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Lovely theatre/building - but the bar prices are a rip off. £2.40 for a 330ml carton of water!!!!! Somebody is having a laugh.
Written 7 May 2024
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Pip S
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This was my first visit to the Glasshouse, an intimate venue which was nice but was very disappointed with seat located on level 3 west seat 33 as it had a very obstructed view which wasn’t mentioned when booked via Ticketmaster - I had to lean right forward over the safety bar to view the stage. Went to see Dionne Warwick and was dissatisfied with the performance, was more of a talk show rather than a concert. I would go again to this venue as it’s great to be able to see the artist you’ve booked to see as well as having great views from the foyer across the river Tyne, the quayside, Millennium bridge and Baltic
Written 6 May 2024
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Peter C
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a review of the Brasserie 'restaurant' only. Apparently, ".. our chef thoughtfully crafts the three-course options to match the mood of music." The setting is lovely, the food is motorway service station quality at best, with a hint of 1970's school dinner thrown in. Lots of eateries in the local area, that's where we will be having our pre-concert food from now on...
Definately one to avoid.
Written 28 April 2024
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Bilje29
North East England, UK481 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Have attended this venue many times over the years and can’t fault the actual performance halls..BUT. Knowing parking might be busy we went early with the intention of having a drink before the performance. We parked no problem and once in I went to the bar. A bit chaotic but I did get served, ordered two large glasses of Shiraz…nearly died to hear I was charged £19.

£38 a bottle for what would have cost me £8 in a supermarket.
We’ll still continue to support the venue but won’t buy any more drinks, so the high prices are self defeating.
Written 13 April 2024
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David A
Middlesbrough, UK150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a great place for music, the venue produces a great sound in the theatre. Seating is comfortable and a nice gap between the rows. Two big things, we were on level 3 for the Lulu concert (which was outstanding) we bought two pints just before the warm up act started, both in plastic glasses, but refused entry. No drinks in open glasses allowed in level 2 and 3 no one said that when we bought them (apparently its in the small print as the lad said no one reads that), why offer plastic glasses in those bars. In the end the drinks were wasted, we wanted to see the singer. Why on earth don’t you allow drinks at a seat, this is the only venue I’ve been to that doesn’t do this, there is more chance of drinks being spilled on level one (they stand up more). How much revenue are you losing in a year, must be many many thousands, guess you don’t need the money, though you got my £11.50 I wasted. Secondly you have no security at this venue, no bag search when entering the main building or the theatre, this is highly unusual and not allowed at any other music venue I’ve been to in years. In a nutshell you don’t trust us with a pint of beer but I can come in with a weapon, think management need to make some changes. Won’t be back sorry.
Written 13 April 2024
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hotelqueen
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We haven’t been to The Glasshouse for a few years but I was disappointed to find the bar service hasn’t improved at all. Slow, indifferent staff and ridiculously high drinks prices. We didn’t even bother trying to get served in the interval as we would probably have missed the beginning of the second part of the performance.
There are many complaints on here about this, but it seems to fall on deaf ears.
Written 8 April 2024
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naturalCelt
County Durham, UK93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Fabulous venue, coping with ease with a full house for an amazing concert by the visiting Philharmonia Orchestra. Brilliant Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto from Bruce Liu, perhaps the highlight - but also a lovely introduction to the Helios Overture, a work by Nielsen that we didn't know, and a great Sibelius's 5th Symphony, which has a matchless final movement.
Written 6 April 2024
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Mark
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Utterly disgusting to read that the Glasshouse are still ripping people off by selling seats with zero view of the stage with no warning at the same price as a seat with a view 11years after they were called out on Tripadvisor for exactly the same issue. I’d like a refund in full for the £66 for two tickets to SEE Glen Hansard … shame that want possible … we left during the support performance as it was that terrible. Shame on you Glasshouse
Written 4 April 2024
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holidaymanWashington
Washington, UK4,210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Glasshouse; not a place to grow your plants but the Sage, as it will perpetually be known, in new clothes. It was thriving inside. The auditorium, superb as always. The performance of a night at the musicals by the RNS was superb. It was nice to see that the bars now remain open after the performance; something that we have advocated for years. There is a nice layout of tables and no shortage of people enjoying a post performance drink or two. Well done!
Written 10 March 2024
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