Raval is closely located near to The 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.
Designed by Lord Foster on a landmark waterfront site, Sage Gateshead incorporates outstanding performance spaces of internationally acclaimed acoustic excellence (Hall One and Hall Two), Northern Rock Foundation Hall for rehearsal and performance, a twenty-five room Music Education Centre, The Barbour Room (a sunny entertainment room), plus four bars, The Sir Michael Strake Café and The Brasserie.
It is one of the UK’s most popular venues for conferences and events including weddings, exhibitions, awards ceremonies, large or small scale meetings and more.
The spectacular curved steel roof, which weighs in at 750 tonnes, is made from 3,000 stainless steel panels and 250 glass panels. If the roof were laid flat, its 12,000 square metre area would be big enough to accommodate two football pitches.
Raval is just a short 3 minute walk from The Sage Gateshead.
- Upon leaving Sage, turn right and head along Cannon Street.
- Continue walking forward approx 280ft and turn right on to Church Street.
- Continue forward along Church Street and round a short bend and Raval is located on your left.