infection societies

13th – 15th November 2018 | Sage Gateshead – Newcastle

infection societies

13th – 15th November 2018 | Sage Gateshead – Newcastle

infection societies

13th – 15th November 2018 | Sage Gateshead – Newcastle



St Mary’s Square
Gateshead Quays

The distinctive shape of Sage Gateshead makes the building impossible to miss. The spectacular glass fronted shape dominates the south bank of the River Tyne. Overlooking the world-famous Tyne Bridges, Sage Gateshead will provide a light, bright and memorable setting for FIS 2018.

Photo Credit: Mark Westerby


By Air – Newcastle International Airport

Sage Gateshead is a 25 minute drive from Newcastle International Airport. A direct Metro link is available from the airport to Gateshead Interchange (around 30 minutes); then follow pedestrian signs for Sage Gatehead or catch the yellow Quaylink Q1 bus.

Further information: www.newcastleairport.com/

Rail Connections

The nearest station is Newcastle Central (around 3 hours to London King’s Cross/1.5 hours to Edinburgh). If you arrive into Newcastle Central Station, you can:

  • Catch the yellow Quaylink Q1 bus from outside Central Station (about 15 minutes)
  • Walk across the Swing Bridge from Central Station (about 15 minutes)
  • Take a taxi (about 8 minutes)

Further information: www.nationalrail.co.uk/


The Quaylink bus is a handy way to explore Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside including Sage Gateshead. The buses run up to every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evening. To find out more: https://www.gonortheast.co.uk/timesfares/

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 the roundabout, take the 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 the 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.

Parking at Sage Gateshead

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).

From time to time Sage Gateshead’s car park is closed. At such times, information about any closures will be noted on their 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.

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

For up-to-date information and parking charges, please visit:


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.

The Tyne & Wear Metro

The closest Metro station to Sage Gateshead is Gateshead. For maps, timetables and ticket information, please visit: www.nexus.org.uk/metro

On foot from Gateshead Metro: Exit onto West Street. Turn left and walk down to the traffic lights. Turn right onto Askew Road, straight over the traffic lights at the end of the Tyne Bridge and then left at the next traffic lights onto Oakwellgate. Sage Gateshead is on your right. This walk takes about ten minutes.





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