b'Back in 1994 The Customs House ALICE STOKOE transformed the cultural landscape West End star of South Tyneside. "The Customs House was a place toAfter years of neglect, the 150 year old former explore and igniteport of Tyne Grade II listed building was revived my passion forand reopened. performing. It gave me some amazingOffering a brand-new stage for budding and opportunities andaccomplished artists, The Customs House without it I don\'temerged as a beacon for the arts as well as a think I\'d be awarm, welcoming hub for creative community professionalengagement. performer today."Twenty ve years on The Customs House is still the focus for culture, entertainment and participation in the borough.We continue to stage world-class drama, comedy and music.But were most proud of the impact weve had locally; how weve changed and improved the lives of so many local people, and especially young people. We need your help so that we can continue to play our part.CAN YOU SUPPORT THE LITTLE THEATRE WITH THE BIG HEART?'