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Driving and Parking


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.

There is a drop-off and collection point at the west door of Sage Gateshead.

Car Parking

Sage Gateshead has its own car park with lift access situated directly behind the building.

Car Parking Charges

  • Under 30 minute stay: FREE – go straight to the exit with your ticket.
  • Arrival Before 5pm: £1.50 per hour, throughout your stay.
  • Arrival After 5pm: £4 flat rate up to 6am.

Pre-paid Parking
If you arrive after 5pm, you can pre-pay your parking charges before your event to avoid any delays upon exiting.

Payment Instructions
Payment machines are available at the top & bottom of the car park stairs.
Payments can only be made in cash. The machines do provide change.
Credit or debit cards are not accepted

Further car parking is available within two to fifteen minutes walking distance from Sage Gateshead, in Gateshead and Newcastle centres.

From time to time Sage Gateshead’s car park is closed. At such times, information about any closures will be noted on this website. Should you plan to visit Sage Gateshead by car, may we suggest that you check in advance to ensure that our car park is not closed.

Blue Badge Holders

There are a number of priority spaces for blue badge holders near the entrances to Sage Gateshead as well as in our car park by the lifts.