The Soundroom has existed in one form or another since 1985 and the days of the Dunston Music Collective.
When the Collective moved into a room at the Elgin Centre on Carr Hill as part of the Route 26 project it christened its new home "The Soundroom". This room was equipped to act as a rehearsal space and as a studio. A number of community projects including youth sessions were started at this time.
By the late 1990's it was clear that The Soundroom had grown successful enough to break out on its own and with the help of Gateshead Council moved into its current home of the former Redheugh Branch Library in 2000. The larger premises allowed the The Soundroom to install a full Studio and provide more space for activities such as Youth Sessions and the Music Cafe.
It continued to operate as a Voluntary Organisation with Charitable Intent for a number of years supported by the Council with staffing and budgetary matters, working to provide Education in Music for youth and adults as well as hosting the twice-weekly Cafe, Rehearsals, Recordings and supporting other community projects with any musical or sound related needs.
In 2013 the then Management Commitee decided to change the project from a Voluntary Organisation into a Charity and The Soundroom Community Music Project became a registered Charity in 2014.
Since then The Soundroom has continued to work with the community in a variety of music related activities and projects for people of all ages. Please browse through our wesite to see what we have to offer.