Box Office: 0191 454 1234

Arts Award

We can offer building tours through the theatre, cinema and backstage for schools/ groups which will support Discover Part B, Explore Part B and Bronze Part B.

We also have a gallery which has a new exhibition every six weeks, and we can offer a gallery tour and talk on the exhibitions.

Both of these options would be free, and are subject to our department’s availability.

We can arrange for your tour to be supplemented with a drama, film or visual arts workshop; this would be at an additional cost for practitioner time and materials.  There are a number of options for this including an hour session, half-day or a full day of activities. Please get in touch to enquire or if you have any questions: Fiona Kelly, Cultural Development Officer

We run a varied programme of events for young people in film, dance, and drama at The Customs House; please see our website for more details: . We offer all young people that we work with the opportunity to do Arts Award, and have trained advisers at all five levels.

We run annual Summer Schools in Silver and Gold Levels in August each year. These opportunities are advertised on The Customs House website.

We also offer placements and work experience which will support Gold Arts Award; however these are extremely popular and are often booked in a year in advance. For more information on volunteering and placements contact Garry Besford, HR Coordinator:

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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)