Box Office: 0191 454 1234

Arts Award

We can offer building tours through the theatre, cinema and backstage areas 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 exhibition to help with your Arts Award.

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. We could also book you some space here for you to work on your portfolios or share your work with us at the venue (as we have a rehearsal space and studio). Please get in touch to enquire or if you have any questions: Fiona Martin, 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 deliver a programme of work with Culture Bridge North East, please look at the events section of their website to keep up to date:




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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)