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Arts Award

The Customs House is the regional strategic lead for Arts Award with Culture Bridge North East. We have supported hundreds of young people to achieve Arts Award at all five levels.

To find out more about Arts Award visit Trinity College's website here.

Learning Programme for Schools

We have a learning programme for schools offering a range of tours, workshops and projects that have Arts Award as an outcome at Discover and Explore Levels for Key Stages 1 to 3 across North and South Tyneside. These must be booked in advance and are charged for.

We can also offer bespoke learning experiences covering drama, film or visual arts workshops at an additional cost covering practitioner time and materials.To receive our updated learning programme, make a booking or enquire about a bespoke project email


Resources and Staff

We have a range of bookable spaces at The Customs House for you to work on your portfolios or share your work with us (rehearsal and studio space). All members of the Cultural Development team are trained Arts Award Advisors. If you have any questions email Fiona Martin, Cultural Development Interim Manager

Opportunities for Children and Young People

We run a varied programme of events for young people in film, dance, and drama at The Customs House. We offer all young people that we work in Youth Theatre, Custom Reels and Arts Award Academy with the opportunity to do Arts Award, across five levels. 


Regional Arts Award Strategic Leads

We deliver a programme of work with Culture Bridge North East for educational and cultural professionals, including the Regional Arts Award Conference and Arts Award Peer Mentoring Programme. Please visit Culture Bridge North East's website to keep up to date with their programe of events



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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

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