The main conference venue is The Sage Gateshead, which is located at:
St Mary’s Square
Gateshead Quays


We are a 25 minute drive from Newcastle International Airport.

Driving to Sage Gateshead

From the A1(M) / A1:

Take the exit signposted (from the South) Gateshead and Newcastle (Centre) A184 or (from the North) Gateshead A184. Keep in the left-hand lane of A184 signposted Gateshead town centre. At roundabout, take third exit, signposted Gateshead town centre. Go straight through two sets of traffic lights. Get into the right-hand lane to go straight over at a third set of lights. At the fourth set of lights, turn left onto Oakwellgate and immediately right under the railway bridge up the steep slope into our car park, or second right to the drop-off point, or blue badge parking.

From Newcastle Centre:

From the Tyne Bridge, go through the pedestrian traffic lights, under the railway bridge and straight across the next traffic lights. At the next lights, take the left signed Gateshead Quays and East Gateshead (NOT the loop signed Consett or Metro Centre).

At the first lights with Mecca Bingo on your right, turn left onto Oakwellgate. Stay in the right-hand lane under the railway bridge and take first right into our car park or second right to the drop-off point or blue badge parking.

From the Swing Bridge:

Go straight up Bridge Street, which turns into Cannon Street: as the road bears round to the right, go left for the drop-off point or blue badge parking or follow the road right into Oakwellgate and take the first left to our car park just before the railway bridge.

Public transport 

Quaylink bus service

The quaylink bus service provides transport from Gateshead and Newcastle city centre to the Sage Gateshead. All Quaylink buses have kneeling suspension and telescopic ramps for wheelchair access, and real time bus information is displayed at the Sage West entrance and exit. To the most up to date information about the Quaylink bus service here.


If you are driving to the Sage Gateshead discounted parking is available as the Sage Gateshead has its own car park with lift access situated directly behind the building providing 270 spaces.  They offer discounted parking to you for your conference delegates charged at £4 per vehicle per day (standard charge is £1.90 per vehicle per hour). 

Other ways to get to the sage Gateshead

On yer’ bike

Cycle racks are available next to our entrances.

Take a taxi

Our drop off point is right next to the West Doors.

Catch the train

We’re a 15-minute walk from Newcastle Central Station. And, what a beautiful walk it is down to the Newcastle Quayside 





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