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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 30th 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

The Dame and her twin sons live on a dairy farm, unfortunately she’s now down to just one cow  and her ice cream business is melting away. Her sons Jack and Arbuthnot are of little help, so her only remaining asset Doddington the Cow has got to be sold. The boys set off to sell the cow, unfortunately she’s traded a handful of seemingly worthless beans. What happens next in this wondrous tale involves a beanstalk, a giant and ...

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Drawn Together

Thu 29th September / 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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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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Barbara Dickson

Tue 7th February / 7.30pm / £24 - £28

Multi million selling recording artist BARBARA DICKSON with her accomplished band returns to The Customs House Barbara will perform a wonderful range of material drawing on her folk roots as well as performing globally known hits such as  The Caravan Song, Another Suitcase in Another Hall plus lots more.   Pure class. (Photo credited to Brian Aris)

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Martin Kemp - An Audience With

Thu 29th September / 7.30pm / £20 - £22

This is a two hour show, inclusive of footage of his Spandau Ballet and Eastenders days. Martin was born in Islington in October 1961. By the age of six he was attending the Anna Scher Children’s Theatre, and by the age of ten appeared regularly on television in programmes including Rumpole Of The Bailey, Dixon Of Dock Green, The Tomorrow People and Jackanory! In 1979 he formed the new romantic band Spandau Ballet playing bass guitar. The group went ...

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Encore

Tue 15th November / 7.30pm / 2.30pm (Sat Matinee) / £15/ £14 Concession

They’re back! Customs House favourites Encore return with their unique mix of comedy and song in a fast moving concert jam packed with your favourite numbers from stage & screen. A musical cabaret act...with a difference! We guarantee you’ll leave with a smile!   

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Santa's Naughty Elf and the Frozen Christmas

Sat 3rd December / Various Times / £10 incl. a Special Gift from Santa

Elfluent is BACK! Back to being the naughtiest elf in the North Pole. In an attempt to avoid making any toys he tracks down Fairy Snowflake's spell book to use her magic to do all his work. In true Naughty Elf style he accidentally casts the wrong spell and freezes everything in the workshop. In a race against time, Elfluent has to find Snowy, the only elf who can withstand the sub-zero temperatures and save Christmas! Perfect Show for ...

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No Man's Land

Thu 15th December / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc & Friends

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of ...

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Saint Joan

Thu 16th February / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc & Friends

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of ...

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Hedda Gabler

Thu 9th March / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc & Friends

“I’ve no talent for life.” ust married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, ...

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