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Little Red Riding Hood

Tue 2nd December / Various / From only £9

DARE YOU GO INTO THE WOODS? Next Christmas we are delighted to be staging a brand new family pantomime based on the classic fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood. Join Red Riding Hood as she sets off on an adventure to Grandma's house but beware, an evil Wolf is lurking in the woods and he'll do anything to stop her! Packed full of laughs, songs, comedy routines and plenty of bite; make sure you get your tickets now for the ...

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The World at War

Sat 2nd August / 7.45pm / £5

We are delighted to announce our performers for the WWI centenary project on Saturday 2 August in the Main House, The Customs House. These are all young people’s groups from across the region and will be representing a variety of art forms; dance, music, drama and physical theatre. The performers are: The Vision Drama Group James Bassett Newcastle College Performing Arts Stephanie Morgan School of Dance The Junior Westovians The Customs House Youth Theatre The whole show will be ...

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I Left My Heart in Roker Park

Fri 19th September / 7.30pm / 2.30pm (Friday only) / £9 / £7 conc / £6 Friends

I LEFT MY HEART IN ROKER PARK & EXTRA TIME AT THE STADIUM OF LIGHT By Tom Kelly A one-man play performed by Paul Dunn This one-man play opens with Kevin Halliday, a die-hard Sunderland supporter, recalling the demolition of Roker Park, during the summer of 1997. Kevin compares his life and loves with Sunderland Football Club. In January 2004, we move into extra time at the Stadium of Light. The play was staged and staged in 1997, 1998 ...

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Joe McElderry - Driving Home for Christmas

Sun 23rd November / 2.30pm & 7.45pm / £20.50, £19 concession, £64 Family Ticket

For fans of Joe McElderry and X Factor this is one night not to miss! Joe rose to fame when he won the sixth series of the ITV show The X Factor in 2009. Joe returned to our TV screens where he was the triumphant winner of the second series of ITV show Pop Star to Opera Star in 2011, where he had received 80% of the voting throughout the series. And he returned yet again to our screens ...

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Sound Waves 2014

Sat 23rd August / 4.30pm / £30 Adults / £20 Under 16's - BUY ONE GET ONE FREE TICKET OFFER - See below for more information!

Soundwaves returns to Bents Park this summer with great line up! Texas, All Saints, Gabrielle & Lulu James will headline the event on Saturday 23rd August. Adult tickets are £30, Junior (5-16s) are £20. SPECIAL OFFER! We are offering Buy 1 get 1 free on all Soundwaves tickets! Anyone who has previously purchased tickets in June will also qualify for this offer. If you purchased your tickets from The Customs House please bring proof of purchase with you and ...

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South Tyneside Talent Search

Wed 30th July / 1pm / FREE!

Tiny tots to talented teens have the opportunity to show off their talents in this search for South Tyneside’s latest star in the making. Join us at the new Amphitheatre opposite The Customs House for two heats before the best acts face each other in the final on August 6th. Categories: Under 7s, 7 – 11 & 11 - 15 Email us at sally@customshouse.co.uk if you'd like to take part!

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One Direction: Where We Are Tour - Concert Film

Sat 11th October / Vary / £8.00

ONE DIRECTION ARE COMING TO CINEMAS GLOBALLY FOR ONE UNMISSABLE WEEKEND THIS OCTOBER WITH THEIR FIRST EVER CONCERT FILM ON THE BIG SCREEN! Join the world’s biggest band on stage from the Italian leg of their record breaking tour. Filmed live at the iconic San Siro Stadium, Milan, this stunning and exclusive 75 minute concert film also features an additional never before seen 15 minute cinema segment filmed with the boys themselves. This is the ultimate musical cinematic experience ...

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Over the Rainbow - The Eva Cassidy Story

Tue 16th September / 7.45pm / £19.50 / £18 Conc. / £31.50 Meal Deal (two-course meal)

Over the Rainbow is a compelling award-winning Musical, which tells the Life Story of this legendary artist, following Eva’s life through dramatic scenes and stunning live renditions of her music including a haunting interpretation of ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow.’ This Award Winning Show has received plaudits from the Eva Cassidy Band and members of her family and contains projection and original footage from Eva Cassidy’s life, from an early age to her first professional gig aged 18, her first ...

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Lucky Numbers

Wed 15th October / 7.30pm / 2.30pm (Sat 18th & Thurs 23rd only) / £15 / £14 Concessions / £26 Evening Meal Deal

She’s back! The award-winning Newcastle comedy farce centred around a cantankerous, forgetful gran in possession of a winning lottery ticket, makes a welcome stop home as it enjoys productions around the world. Pat Dunn (Dot in Hebburn) reprises the hilarious and poignant role that she created when the play won the People’s Play Award in 2008. After productions at the People’s Theatre and The Customs House, the play has also been produced at the Royal Court Liverpool, in New ...

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