The Sage to sparkle United Kingdom skyline


Gateshead Arena Complex naming rights Image: The Sage

With a total size of 54,500 sq m, The Sage is one of the most ambitious and exciting developments in Newcastle, United Kingdom, run by ASM Global.

‘the sage’ stated that launching in 2024, The Sage will include a 12,500-capacity arena, 8,840 sq m of international conference and exhibition space, a dual-branded hotel tailored to suit all tastes and budgets, bars, restaurants and food and drink pop-ups, all with amazing riverside views across one of the country’s most vibrant cosmopolitan areas, whilst the Performance Square will offer even greater flexibility to host an exciting range of outdoor events and festivals.

Located on the banks of the River Tyne, bursting with North East pride, passion and flair, The Sage will be a place like no other.

‘the sage’ further stated that combining spaces for entertainment, live events, dining, relaxing and connecting, it will bring people, communities, culture and businesses together – and all with that famous Geordie warmth and welcome.




  • Two fantastic hotels located on the Quayside.


International Convention Centre

  • 6,320 sq m of world class exhibition space; and
  • Seventeen suites attracting corporate and trade conferences ranging from 40 to 900 delegates.



  • 12,500-capacity arena.


Performance Square

  • Beautiful space in the heart of the City (Newcastle upon Tyne) which will host a wide range of outdoor events and activities aimed at the local community.


Food & Beverage

  • Opportunities to attract a rich mix of local, regional and national brands here.


For conferences and events

  • Total event space of 8,840 sq m;
  • Seventeen suites;
  • Catering from 40 to 900 delegates;
  • High speed WiFi; and
  • Onsite support.


For world class headliners

  • 12,500-capacity;
  • Cutting-edge sound system;
  • Shuttle bus service; and
  • Designated parking.


Verdant spaces

  • Beautiful green public space;
  • Outdoor performances;
  • Pop-up stalls; and
  • Inspiring location.

The Quayside is a lively stretch along the River Tyne (Northern England), home to the landmark Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Once a commercial dock, the area is now a nightlife hotspot with stylish bars, restaurants and clubs. On Sundays, the Quayside Market sells local produce, crafts and street food. The opposite bank is dominated by the modern BALTIC art gallery and the steel curves of Sage Gateshead, a popular concert venue.

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