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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 1st May / 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, 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 15 years) and Seniors for Years 10+(15-19 years). Sessions are led by Alice Rose Blundell and Fiona Kelly. Since 2011, the Seniors have been part of ...

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A Night of Dirty Dancing

Sat 2nd May / 7.45pm / £20 / £18 Conc.

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Julian Lloyd Webber

Fri 5th June / 7.45pm / £20

In this superb new presentation, Julian Lloyd Webber will take the audience on a historical and musical journey in which he will give unique insight into not only his life as one of the world's finest musicians but also as a member of arguably the most influential musical dynasty of modern times. Julian will recount stories and anecdotes of touring, recording sessions, concerts, TV shows and the like, all of which will be linked with rare video footage of ...

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Joe McElderry Live and Unplugged

Sun 11th October / 7.30pm / £20.50, £19 concession, £64 Family Ticket, £75 VIP Ticket

X-FACTOR winner Joe McElderry is hitting the road with a brand new show after the sell-out success of last year’s nationwide tour. For one night only, Joe will be making a special exclusive performance, LIVE AND UNPLUGGED at his home theatre, The Customs House. His unmistakable voice, easy wit and warm rapport have endeared him to all ages from 5 to 95. Whether he’s singing a pop hit, or stunning the audience into silence with Opera, Joe has evolved ...

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André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert

Sat 18th July / 7pm / £18, £16 Conc

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe on Saturday 18th July, as part of a global cinema event.  In 2014, André’s Maastricht Concert broke UK box office records for the highest grossing one night event for an Artists music concert and we would love for you all to join in to help us once again set a new record for Event Cinema. This year is the 11th consecutive year of ...

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The Man and the Donkey

Tue 19th May / 2:30pm / 7:45pm / £15 / £14 Conc / £13 Friends / £12 Group Bookings 10+ / £5 Schools

The Customs House brings back the critically acclaimed The Man and The Donkey to mark the 100th Anniversary of war hero John Simpson Kirkpatrick’s death. Valerie Laws’ much-loved play follows John as he joins the Merchant Navy at 17 and heads off to Australia, from there he is enlisted to serve with the Anzacs as a stretcher bearer in World War One. There, with the help of his trusty donkey Duffy and under fire, he helped to rescue wounded ...

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Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up

Sat 26th September / 5pm / 8.30pm / £17.50

Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular, star of BBC2’s Hebburn, and the man who once got pizza delivered to a moving train embarks on his biggest stand-up tour yet! Following sell-out runs of his last three UK tours, Chris is back with a brand new show for 2015. Join him as he explores getting older, finding yourself, taking responsibility, realising you are no longer a child and all of the other terrifying realisations that come with being dragged ...

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Sarah Millican - Outsider

Tue 27th October / 7.30pm / £26.00

In the past when you put Sarah Millican outside, she asked things like: ‘Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?’ and said things like: ‘There’ll be wasps. I’ve nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?’ But things have changed. Now she has outside slippers. She can tell a chaffinch from a tit (hey). But she still can’t tell if it’s an owl or her husband’s asthma. Sarah Millican is venturing outside. Bring ...

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Fri 7th August / 2pm, 7pm / £10 / £8 Conc. / £30 Family

Time Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's biblical saga comes to The Customs House this summer. Join Jacob's favourite son Joseph, his eleven brohters and the coat of many colours in this unforgettable musical with a memorable score. Songs include: Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door and Go Go, Go Joseph. If you are eight to 18 years, have a keen interest in the performing arts and want something fun, exciting and creative to do over the summer holidays? ...

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Geordie the Musical

Wed 26th August / 2.30pm, 7.45pm / £13 / £11 Conc. / £10 Friends / £10 when bought with tickets for Man and the Donkey or The Cinder Path

On the banks of the River Tyne, Bella, James and their daughter Maggie run 'The Wheatsheaf', a traditional popular drinking house where folks from near and far enjoy a pint and a sing song. You're guaranteed a warm welcome, unless you rock the boat then you'll be out on your ear. Step back to 1890 as The Customs House presnets the premiere of this brand new musical which combines traditional Northumbrian songs and music with the award-winning storytelling skills ...

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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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