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Driving and Parking at 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.

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. (Please note Mill Road car park, situated at the bottom of the steps near the Millennium Bridge, is not operated by Sage Gateshead).

  • Up to 30 minutes: FREE – go straight to the exit with your ticket.
  • Up to 1 hour: £1.90
  • Up to 2 hours: £3.50
  • 3 hours or more: £4.80 – Pre-payment required before entering the building.

If you are staying for 3 hours or more and pre-payment is not made, then an hourly rate of £1.90 will apply to your visit. Pre-payment charges will cover until 6am the following day, at which point an hourly rate of £1.90 will apply.

Payment machines are available at the top and bottom of the car park stairs. You can pay by cash or debit/credit cards. The machines provide change and there is a free cash machine inside the building next to our ticket office.

Sage Supporters
If you are a Sage Supporter holding Level 2, Level 3, Family or Sage Circle membership, you pay just £1.20 per day when parking at Sage Gateshead.

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. Parking is free at all times – please go to our Ticket Office with your ticket and registration details.

Lost Tickets
Lost tickets are charged at £20. Please press the information button on the payment machines.

Sage Gateshead accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to cars parked or contents thereof or personal injuries unless such loss, damage or personal injury is caused by negligence of Sage Gateshead. Any queries or reporting of faults, contact: 0191 443 4653.