There must have been a moment where an intrepid bead of water pushed its head above the ground and said, “I’m sick of living in the hills. I’m heading for the sea”. This specially written show tracks those first brave drops though all of the rivers twists and turns on its journey to the river mouth using specially written songs, poetry and spoken word.
RiverRuns is a spectacular night of new music and spoken word celebrating the River Tyne in all of its glory, following in the great traditions of local songsmiths and writers.
The show is an exhilirating celebration of the history and stories of the river Tyne, its people, their culture and their heritage and is often humorous, occasionally dark, sometimes irreverent and always entertaining.
Eight of the North East’s finest musicians, poets and spoken word artists have come together to create a unique evening. The show stars poet and writer Aidan Clarke, award winning crimewriter and poet Alfie Crow, singer songwriter Ben Holland, Radio 4’s Saturday Live poet in residence Kate Fox,Lead singer with the Arbour Bridie Jackson, Poet Jeff Price, singer songwriter Simma and Degna Stone writer and poet .
Travel with them, from source to mouth and beyond, and experience how the RiverRuns.
Half Price Cinema Tickets, just one of the great benefits of being our Friend!
It really is excellent value for money. By simply enjoying the many benefits you
are guaranteed to cover your membership fee and make additional savings. Your support
will also make a real difference to the running of The Customs House.
The Green Room Bar & Bistro at The Customs House
If you are looking for a spacious, comfortable environment to relax with a glass of wine before a performance or you want a bite to eat and a catch up cappuccino with friends our Green Room Bar & Bistro provides the perfect setting.
The menu changes on a weekly basis and our catering team uses only the best, locally produce ingredience available.
A new addition to The Green Room is Riverview, a private dining room which can host 22 people. Overlooking the Tyne, Riverview offers a great setting to celebrate an intimate birthday dinner, corporate lunch or private function.
We are proud of our great food and excellent atmosphere, but don’t take our word for it please visit us soon!
Two Courses £11.45 / Three Courses £14.95
To make a reservation please call 0191 427 3737
The Green Room Opening Times
Everyday: 11.00am - late
Hot & Cold Lunches
Monday - Saturday: 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm - 3.00pm
Early Bird Menu
Wednesday - Saturday: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Prior booking is recommended!