Sage Gateshead

+44 (0)191 443 4661

Sage Gateshead, Saint Mary's Square, Gateshead, United Kingdom

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra and the leading professional orchestra in the North East.

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Sage Gateshead offers a wide choice of courses and workshops for the community, young people and schools.

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Schools and Early Years Join in with Music

If you work with children and young people, we have something to support your curriculum and enrich your music culture. Our wide range of activities are delivered in schools and settings across the region as well as at Sage Gateshead and are available for all ages, abilities and Key Stages.

If you are interested in a one-off experience or a long-term partnership, we can help you get the very most from music.

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North-East England

Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life of the North East of England.

Our inclusive approach enables all our performance, learning and participation programmes to be constantly inspired and supported by each other.

North Music Trust

Sage Gateshead and all aspects of its work regionally, nationally and internationally are managed and programmed by North Music Trust. Our unique management structure ensures that all aspects of our artistic programme – performance, learning and participation – are closely linked with each other.

Our team work to this Mission:

  • To entertain, involve and inspire each and every person we meet through engagement with outstanding music and creative events.

With the following Values:

  • We value all kinds of music equally, and are committed to including, inspiring and encouraging everyone through our programmes of performance and participation, learning and training;
  • We are passionate about offering the best experience for all who work and play here, together building an invigorating, inspirational environment
  • We aspire to be pioneers at the forefront of innovation and excellence, enthusiastically embracing new work, new trends and new thinking
  • We aim for the greatest possible inclusion in the way we build meaningful relationships through shared experiences and creative journeys
  • We are proud to use our national and international positioning to create new social, creative and economic opportunities for our region and for the communities we exist to serve

Grand Union Orchestra (GUO)

+44 (0)20 8981 1551

St Margaret's House, London, United Kingdom


The Grand Union Orchestra has been the acknowledged pioneer and leading exponent of cross-cultural music making in the UK for over 30 years.

Once memorably described as ‘making cultural diversity an art-form’, it continues to blaze a trail unrivalled by any other organisation.

In the light of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, it is more important than ever to bring people of all ages and cultures together to create work that reflects and responds to our country’s ever-growing diversity, creating unity and healing division.

The Cobbe Collection

+44 (0)1483 211474

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey GU4 7 RT

The Cobbe Collection includes the largest group of musical instruments owned or played by famous composers to be seen together anywhere in the world.

The Kenyan Boys Choir

+254 720 922451

Nairobi, Kenya

The Kenyan Boys Choir, also known as the Boys Choir of Kenya, is a choral ensemble of talented boys drawn from high schools and colleges around Kenya.

The choir is dedicated to moulding a world-class choral outfit that offers a platform for Kenyan boys to nurture their natural talents in music, dance and drama while imparting life principles of discipline, hard work, perseverance, persistence and determination.


+44 (0)300 6789 222

Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH

The Roundhouse is a hub of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work and where young people can grow creatively as individuals.

We believe in the power of creativity to change lives. By giving young people the chance to engage with the arts through our music, media and performance projects, we inspire them to reach further, dream bigger and achieve more.

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

+852 2734 2009

10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is a major performance facility based in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

Facilities include:

  • Concert Hall
  • Grand Theatre
  • Studio Theatre
  • Exhibition Gallery
  • Foyer Exhibition Areas
  • Rehearsal Rooms, Practice Rooms & Function Rooms

Located at Salisbury Road, it was built by the former Urban Council and, since 2000, has been administered by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government.



Opera Hong Kong

+852 2234 0303

Hong Kong

Opera Hong Kong is the first opera company to have been established in Hong Kong.

Since our establishment, Opera Hong Kong has gone from strength to strength under the artistic direction of Warren Mok, the internationally acclaimed Hong Kong tenor, with many grand-scale productions of operas including The Barber of Seville, Otello, Tosca, La Traviata, Turandot, Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Roméo et Juliette, Aïda, Werther, Don Carlo, The Magic Flute, Poet Li Bai, Manon, La Bohème and many others.


Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

+44 (0)20 7439 0747

47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4HT

We are one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world.

We opened in 1959, and since that time have featured most of the legendary and popular names in modern jazz and jazz fusion.


606 Club

+44 (0)20 7352 5953

90 Lots Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0QD

The 606 has been one of the busiest jazz clubs in Europe since 1976, featuring jazz, soul, groove, Latin, R&B, funk, gospel, blues and groove artists with live music 7 nights a week, plus Sunday lunches.

With a capacity of 120 seated, this intimate basement Club and restaurant is known for its ‘speakeasy’ atmosphere and has hosted many a future jazz star in their formative years, including Jason Rebello, Liane Carroll, Polly Gibbons and Jamie Cullum, who describes it as ‘London’s best music venue’.


Alexandra Palace

+44 (0)208 365 2121

Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Opened in 1875, Alexandra Palace Theatre was a home for spectacle and wonder.

Now, after 80 years of slumber, something’s stirring at Ally Pally; this hidden gem is coming back to life.


Saffron Hall

+44 (0)845 548 7650

Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH

Saffron Hall is a venue like no other.

Since opening in 2013, we’ve won awards and gained critical acclaim for our superb acoustic and facilities.


The Keyboard Charitable Trust

+44 (0)20 8348 5727

8 Chester Square Mews, London SW1W 9DS, UK

A full list of partners can be found here


The Keyboard Charitable Trust’s mission is to help young keyboard players reduce the element of chance in building a professional musical career.
The Trust identifies the most talented young performers (aged 18-30) and assists their development by offering them opportunities to perform throughout the world. For the most gifted, this means débuts in London, New York, Mexico, Berlin, Rome and other music capitals.

In collaboration with its partners worldwide, the Keyboard Trust has developed a circuit of some fifty venues in seven principal countries, from the most prestigious concert halls to locations where classical music is rarely heard. Over the past twenty-five years, the Trust has presented well over 200 young international pianists, historic keyboard players and organists (aged 18-30) in concerts worldwide.

With such notable musicians as the late Claudio Abbado and Alfred Brendel among its trustees, this formula has proved its worth: many Trust artists receive an offer of a new engagement, a broadcast, a recording or management. Nearly half of the artists have subsequently made serious professional musical careers.

Recent years have seen a further expansion of the Trust’s work in Germany and Italy as well as in the USA where the distinguished conductor, the late Lorin Maazel, invited the Trust to present its artists at his Festival Theatre in Virginia.

Established in 1991, the Trust received its lifeblood with a benefit concert in the Royal Festival Hall in 1993 given by Claudio Abbado (together with Alfred Brendel the two earliest Trustees) with the then European Community Youth Orchestra and Evgeny Kissin as the soloist. Notable support by Nicola Bulgari and the late Marion Frank has enabled it since then to grow into an effective vehicle for sponsoring some 160 outstanding young talents.

Artistic Direction is now given by Dr Leslie Howard and Dr Elena Vorotko (specialising in performers on historical instruments) and Christopher Axworthy. The Trust’s regional representation is based on Moritz von Bredow in Germany, the well-known presenter and broadcaster Valentina Lo Surdo in Italy, and Caroline von Reitzenstein in New York.

Geoffrey Shindler from Manchester succeeded John Leech as Chairman of the body of Trustees in 2013.


Sunderland Empire

High Street West, Sunderland, United Kingdom, SR1 3EX

Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare it open.

The theatre was masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Osward Stoll, but it was a third man, Richard Thornton, who bears far greater significance to the Sunderland Empire.


The Blue Room Lincoln

The Lawn, Union Road Lincoln, Lincolnshire

East Midlands

Welcome to The Blue Room Lincoln.

A versatile performance and event venue, located in the beautiful historic cathedral quarter of Lincoln.


Hackney Empire

+44 (0)20 8510 4500

Hackney Empire, Mare Street, London, United Kingdom


Hackney Empire is a venue for live music, comedy and variety in the East End of London.

Hackney Empire offers plenty of ways to get involved:

  • Hackney Empire Community Choir
  • Youth Forum
  • School and College Programme
  • Elders Group
  • Artist Development Programme (ADP)
  • Hackney Village
  • Alter Ego

Their flagship pioneering creative learning programmes are developing the next generation of artists.


Royal Albert Hall

+44 (0)20 7589 3203

Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College Road, London, United Kingdom

The Royal Albert Hall has been hosting the world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics since opening in 1871.

Over 1.7 million people enjoy live experiences here every year with millions more experiencing our events through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.

The Hall is a registered charity held in trust for the nation’s benefit.


BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

+44 (0)141 552 0909

City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ

Formed in 1935 and based at Glasgow’s City Halls since 2006, the BBC SSO is Scotland’s national broadcasting orchestra and performs throughout Scotland, the UK and abroad.

It maintains a busy schedule of broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Television and online.


St John’s Smith Square

+44 (0) 20 7222 1061

St John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

A unique music venue in central London and a masterpiece of English Baroque architecture, St John’s was designed and built by Thomas Archer and has survived fire, lightning, bomb plots and the Blitz.

The beauty of the building is matched by an exceptional acoustic and from its restoration as both church and concert hall in the late 1960s, St John’s has presented some of the finest classical talent in a programme featuring choirs, chamber orchestras and period instrument groups.


Southbank Centre

+44 (0)20 3879 9555

Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, UK

Southbank Centre is a world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, with a dynamic year-round festivals programme and an inclusive ethos.

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes.


Mahogany Opera Group

+44 (0)20 3111 1940

12 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, UK

Mahogany Opera is a dynamic, innovative and creative opera company providing a platform on which young people can discover, experiment and perform.

We give children the extraordinary experience of working alongside professionals, helping to remove the preconceptions of opera as grand and exclusive and making it part of familiar life.