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The Sage International Conference Centre is the UK’s newest International Conference and Exhibition Centre and Arena Venue – Opening 2025

The Sage ICC is a brand new, vibrant destination for your business meeting and event. The waterfront conference and exhibition centre not only has easy access to both Newcastle and Gateshead town centre, but is right at the heart of the spirit of the North East of England.

The £260m+ scheme comprises a 12,500-seat arena, 2,800m2 of flexible meeting space and 6,300m2 of exhibition space, along with two brand new hotels and multiple restaurants.

Sitting on the banks of the River Tyne at the heart of NewcastleGateshead; perfectly positioned between Sage Gateshead and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the centre will be a fantastic addition to the already iconic skyline of the NewcastleGateshead quayside.

Opening in 2025, the venue houses everything you will need for your best event yet; from stunning views to flexible meeting rooms that can be tailored to your specific needs.

The £350+ million NewcastleGateshead Quays development will include:

  • 12,500 capacity state-of-the-art arena venue
  • International Conference and Exhibition Centre
  • 2 new hotels
  • Outdoor event space

The International Conference and Exhibition Centre will feature:

  • 6,300 sqm main exhibition hall – sub divisible into 3 halls and pillar free.
  • 1,620 sqm multi-purpose conference hall, with various options to subdivide. 
  • 990 sqm, multi-purpose meeting / event space, river-facing with feature balconies overlooking Gateshead Millennium Bridge, with various options to subdivide.
  • 13 flexible meeting / event rooms in total, plus the exhibition hall(s) and a feature boardroom.
  • 1,350 sqm outdoor events space with infrastructure for staging events.

Would you like to be among the first to hold a world-class event at this brand new facility in 2025/26? Email us at or speak to us +44 (0)191 440 5757.

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Kerrin MacPhie, former head of business events at VisitBritain, talks about the development that’s set to grab the attention of events organisers across the globe

Anticipation is fast-building for the brand-new £260m+ state-of-the-art waterfront destination that will transform the already vibrant NewcastleGateshead Quays when it opens in 2024.

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Kerrin MacPhie


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Gateshead Quays views copyright HOK.

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