Live music

Lockdown II

The new, second, national lockdown from 4 November, means that we need to cancel live music after Tonight.

We want to go into lockdown in style, though, so we’ve brought forward a couple of planned gigs. Last night, we had the amazing Jonny Boyle.

And this evening, the incredible Tony Bengtsson will end six nights of live music with a great original, acoustic set.

Nutopians – Sunday 13th September

We’re releasing some additional tickets for Sunday’s Nutopians gig. These will have a limited view, since they’re for the conservatory, but it’s still a chance to catch a great live band.

Entry will be by ticket only. We observe social distancing, so anyone without a ticket would be most welcome to listen from our beer garden. We’re fitting external speakers to make sure you can hear everything.

This week in the Schooner

Well, we’ve a busy week ahead:

Monday 31st – the Beth Macari trio (ticketed)

Tuesday 1st – Own Your Stage (young performers’ showcase)

Wednesday 2nd – the World Famous Schooner Quiz

Friday 4th – the Beardy Busker

Saturday 5th – DJ Dean Paul Walton

Sunday 6th – Acoustic Weller (ticketed)

And, of course, we have a half price offer on food, Monday-Friday this week.

Sunday 23rd August

A change to our planned live music this Sunday.

We’ve an acoustic set from Acoustic Outlaw, Ian Cockburn.

A regular performer at the Schooner, Ian will play on the outdoor stage around 17:45.

Since this is an acoustic gig, it’s not ticketed.

DJs, XSLF, Beyond Madness

Tickets for our DJ event and the XSLF and Beyond Madness gigs will be released this Sunday at 9:00.

We don’t usually charge for tickets, but there’ll be a £5 ticket price for the XSLF gig.

Watch this space for news about tickets for The Loft Boys, Acoustic Weller and Nutopians

Help us keep live music at the Schooner

Breakfast Club will be live at the Schooner tonight at seven. The gig is ticket only and all tickets have been taken.

Space is very limited, with the stage area available only to ticket holders.

The pub and its customers cannot use the road area outside the pub due to a Gateshead Council prohibition order. We ask customers to respect this.

A lot of indoor tables have been booked. There will still be some space inside the pub, but when we’re full, we’ll be asking people to leave the area.

That doesn’t mean that everyone can’t enjoy the Breakfast Club. We still sell beer in containers to take away and we have a beautiful stretch of riverbank and a grassed area within a very short distance.

We don’t like to impose rules, but we do care about everyone’s safety. We also want to keep live music at the Schooner.

So we’ll keep things simple. If you don’t have a ticket for the band at the outdoor stage, or a seat indoors, we need you to use the Schooner’s lockdown unofficial beer garden. Not sure where that is? Just ask, or follow someone carrying a world famous Schooner milk bottle.

Help us keep live music at the Schooner by respecting our request.

Live music at the Schooner

We’ve received confirmation from Gateshead Council that live music can go ahead at the Schooner.

We’re operating at reduced capacity, but all advertised gigs will go ahead as planned.

Acoustic Friday gigs will be unticketed and on a first come basis. We can use only the stage seating area and, as usual, social distancing rules will apply.

All Saturday and Sunday gigs will be ticketed and there can be no entry without a ticket.

Obviously, we’ve seating inside the pub, but there’s no standing room for health reasons.

The highway outside the pub and land opposite the pub cannot be used by the pub or its customers. We’re seeking the appropriate permission, but there’s no certainty of this being granted. We ask customers to respect this Council decision.

Live music at the Schooner

We’re overwhelmed by the amount of support we’ve received from people far and wide.

Live music is as important to us as it is to you. We’re committed to having live gigs at least three days a week, subject to approval from Gateshead Council. We expect that decision today.

Our stage area has a capacity of around 66 with social distancing, possibly a little more, but we’re being cautious.

Gateshead Council have prevented us from using the outdoor space opposite the pub, traditionally used for seating and standing during gigs. The area is not considered to be ‘designated highway’, so we’re not able to take advantage of using that space any longer. We simply don’t have the pavement space that some bars and cafes are able to use.

So we ask that people don’t try to use the public highway by the pub. Acoustic Fridays aren’t ticketed, so are on a first come basis. All other gigs are, regrettably, ticket only.

During lockdown, many people used to buy takeaway food and beer to take to the banks of the Tyne. As we’ve recently been told by a (small) number of people, our gigs can be heard many miles away, so if you’d like to enjoy the music from the Schooner’s unofficial beer garden, we have some great beer in world famous Schooner milk bottles.

Why not try our great new beer, Noise Travels; it’s brewed specially for milk bottles.

Thanks again to everyone.

Breakfast Club tickets

We’re awaiting approval from Gateshead Council for live music this weekend. Assuming that we’ll be granted permission, we’ll have reduced capacity because we’re no longer able to use the area opposite the pub for seating/standing.

This means that the Breakfast Club gig this Saturday will be ticketed. Free, of course.

Get your ticket HERE.

Because space will be limited, only ticket holders will be allowed access to the stage area. Unfortunately, due to Council restrictions, there will be no opportunity to view from the public highway or the land opposite the pub.

There’ll still be seating inside the pub, although there’s no standing space. We must stress that there’s no external seating other than the ticketed stage area. This is a Council restriction.

For anyone who’d like to listen to the gig from the Schooner’s unofficial beer garden by the Tyne, we still sell drinks in world famous Schooner two pint milk bottles.

Thanks to all Schooner customers for sticking with us through difficult times.