Coronavirus: Sage Gateshead begins job loss consultation
One of north-east England's biggest music venues has begun a redundancy trawl, with 180 jobs likely to be axed.
Sage Gateshead said it was facing a projected £10m loss as a result of its closure due to the pandemic.
Most of its 500 staff have been on the government furlough scheme since lockdown began.
Widespread support, including a positive response to a fundraising campaign was not enough to mitigate the losses, it said.
A spokesperson for the charity said: "Each and every one of our team is highly skilled and committed and all have played a huge part in the success of our organisation to date.
"It is of great regret that any of these roles are at risk."
The recent announcement of a £1.57bn government support package for the arts was not intended as a "wholesale bail out", but about helping venues "get through the immediate crisis".
Sage Gateshead was planning a "smaller, more flexible autumn season to reconnect with audiences as a return to live music making in a safe and socially distanced way".
The spokesperson added: "We know that music and culture have a role to play in the city and the region's recovery and we are determined to contribute to this."