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The Customs House is South Tyneside's premier arts centre offering great arts & entertainment for all. Want to know more? Why not get in touch?


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The Customs House Youth Theatre

Fri 25th April / 4.30pm / £3.50

The Customs House Youth Theatre is open to all young people aged between 10 and 19 years old who have an interest in drama, improvisation, devising and acting. The Youth Theatre meet each Friday in term time and produce two original performances each year. There are two groups: Juniors for Years 6-10 (10  to 14 years) and Seniors for Years 10+(15-19 years). Currently, there are no places in the Senior Youth Theatre Group, and there is a substantial waiting ...

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Avenue Q

Sat 26th April / 5pm & 8pm / £13 and £11 (conc) – early Booking Offer £10 all seats until 31/1/14

WELCOME TO AVENUE Q! Well known for its Stage Schools and youth productions, Starset Theatre now presents an adult cast in the popular and award-winning "Avenue Q". AVENUE Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. He soon discovers that the only neighbourhood in his price range is Avenue Q; still, the neighbours seem nice. There’s Kate (the ...

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Comedy House - Danny Sutcliffe, John Scott & Gary Delaney

Wed 23rd April / 8pm / £8

It’s time to laugh your socks off at The Customs House’s new comedy night, Comedy House. Each month we’ll bring you some of the UK’s top comedians as well as the best in local talent! Danny Sutcliffe "Not only was Danny nominated for Leicester Mercury New Comedy of the Year but he also won both Rock Radio’s ‘One Night Stand-up’ and Off the Rail’s Comedian of the Year. This isn’t the first time we’ve booked this fine gentleman and ...

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Get Up and Tie Your Fingers

Wed 21st May / 2.30pm / 7.45pm / £12 Full, £11 Concessions, £10 Friends, £5 Schools

Spring 1881is tipping over into summer and everyone is waiting for the silver darlings, the migrating herring, on which all their livelihoods depend. Gutting, salting and packing the herring into barrels is women’s work. So, young Molly must learn to tie her fingers if she’s going to join her mother, the obsessive Jean, and their fun-loving neighbour, Janet, as the third member of their gutting crew. But it is another tie, the one between a mother and a daughter, ...

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There are many ways you can support your Customs House. You can make a donation, join our Friends scheme, set up a direct debit, introduce a friend or family member to the venue or simply enjoy a meal in our Green Room.

Any money you spend really does make a positive contribution to our charity.

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