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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 9th September / 4.30pm / £3.50

The Customs House Youth Theatre is open to all young people aged between 10 and 21 years old who have an interest in theatre, 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 Year 11+ (15-21 years). Sessions are led by Jayden Blacklock and Fiona Martin. Since 2011, the Seniors have been part of ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Tue 29th November / Times Vary / Prices from £9.75

Following the success of Alice in Wonderland we are delighted to announce next years panto as Jack and the Beanstalk.  Tickets are already selling fast so please call Box Office on 0191 454 1234 for dates times and prices. We look forward to seeing you.

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Arts Award Academy

Tue 9th August / 10am to 3pm / £40.00

Arts Award Academy Tuesday 9th August to Thursday 11th August 10am-3pm / £40 per child limited to 12 places for children aged 8-12 Three fun packed days to try new things and make friends. Have a go at drawing, collage and painting activities. Explore our current exhibitions and find out about inspirational artists with our friendly learning staff. Create your own portfolio and achieve your Discover Arts Award. Once you have purchased your ticket we will contact you to complete ...

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The Dolly Mixtures

Wed 24th August / 7.45pm & 2.30pm (Thurs & Sat Matinee Only) / £17.50 / £15 Friends & Conc.

The Customs House proudly present DOLLY MIXTURES A brand new musical by John Miles & Tom Kelly. Inspired by a True Story. Directed by Ray Spencer 8 Ordinary Women 1 Extraordinary Story Dolly Mixtures is based on eight South SHields women who set-up the variety act, The Dolly Mixtures when one of their husbands' Ken Graham was diagnosed with cancer in 1972. For 15 years they performed in working men's clubs throughout the North-East to raise money for charity ...

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Bring It On

Fri 12th August / Times Vary / £10 / £8 conc./ £30 family Ticket / Friends £7 (Friday Only) Early Bird

Brought to you by The Customs House Summer School Based on the hit film, created by a dream team of award-winning Broadway talent and nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL is a high-flying thrill ride where the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading meets the fierce rivalries of high school politics and romance. Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic - she’s been named ...

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Drawn Together

Thu 28th July / 6-8pm / £5

Following the success of our Drawing for Beginners course and Taster Session, we have decided to keep the momentum going by continuing a weekly drawing group for adults. The idea is to bring people together to explore drawing for pleasure, stimulate discussion, share skills, challenge ideas and improve our understanding of the world and each other. These weekly sessions are led by our Gallery Learning Officer Lesley Guy, who is an experienced artist and teacher. Lesley is keen to ...

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South Tyneside Comedy Festival

Fri 29th July / Various / Various

Award winning comedy writer and international comedian Jason Cook is launching the UK's newest comedy festival right here at The Customs House. Bringing a whole host of top comedians including Sarah Millican, Chris Ramsey, Justin Moorhouse, Paul Sinha and many more. Full schedule details are bleow. For more information on any of the shows, or to book tickets, simply click the link.   FRI 29th July: JUSTIN MOORHOUSE / 7pm / £8 CHRIS RAMSEY & JASON COOK / 8.30pm ...

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The Deep Blue Sea

Thu 1st September / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc & Friends

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production. A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story ...

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Joe McElderry - The Northern Light Tour 2016

Sat 22nd October / 7.30pm & 2.30pm Matinee (Sun Only) / £20 - £25 (£75 VIP)

He's back! Hometown hero and vocal superstar Joe McElderry returns to The Customs House this October. Fresh from the hugely successful and critically acclaimed UK tour of Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat, Joe takes to his hometown stage for 3 concerts guaranteed to wow!   Tickets always sell out extremely quickly so book NOW! Box Office: (0191) 454 1234  

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Andre Rieu - Christmas with Andre

Sat 19th November / 5pm / £20, £18 Students

André Rieu: Christmas with André - a festive celebration, featuring a 90 minute recorded Christmas concert packed with all the favourites including Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas & many more performed by André and his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra along with his sopranos and tenors. As an exclusive for cinema audiences, André will be inviting his fans to his hometown for a live intimate tour of Maastricht's magical Christmas highlights, as well as participating in a Q&A with CinemaLive ...

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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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Opening Hours

Box Office
Sun - Tues 10am - 6pm,
Wed - Sat 10am - 8pm.
Performance days
Box Office open until 8pm

The Green Room
10.00am - 4pm - 
non performance days
10:00am - Late -
performance days

Gallery
10:00 - 20:30 (Performance Days)
10:00 - 18.00 (Non performance days, Sun & Bank Hols)