The Customs House is invested in nurturing North East talent.
Our current open opportunities are below:

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

We also encourage first time applications, whether that is because you are new to the industry or haven’t heard of The Customs House before, we’d love to meet you

Exciting Opportunity to Join The Customs House for Christmas

Cousin Dennis in Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Written & Directed by Dale Jewitt

We have a fantastic role in a new Christmas show for under 7s.

Auditions: Date TBC
To apply for a role please send you C.V and headshot to
Deadline For Applications: 10am / Friday 22nd October

Fairy Flick, the fastest fairy in the land is zooming across the world on a very special mission when all of a sudden CRASH! She lands right in the middle of Cooksonville’s gadget shop where she meets our hero Dennis (Glen Richard Townsend) and his girlfriend Achoo (Abigail Lawson). Now they all need your help. That’s right! You! You need to help Dennis and the gang create fairy dust and get it to the reindeers on time to make sure that this year Santa is coming to town!

Fairy Flick (Those who identify as female – any age) – The fastest fairy in the land! She has so much to do and such little time to do it! She talks fast, thinks fast and flies fast! Must be a strong singer, great physicality/movement skills and good sense of comedic timing.

Fee – £454.50 per week
Rehearsals: November 24th – December 1st
Days Off: November 29th / December 6th / December 13th / December 20th
Tech: December 2nd & 3rd
Shows:  Saturday 4th December – Friday 24th December

North East based required, preference within a 30 mile radius.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. 

We also encourage first time applications, whether that is because you are new to the industry or haven’t heard of TCH before, we’d love to meet you.

Opportunity for Young Female Writers

The Customs House are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for 10 young women to develop their writing with industry professionals.

We are looking for aspiring writers, who are aged between 16-25 years old who have an idea for a play/piece of theatre, and have a willingness to work with others to develop their concept.

All that is required, is their initial idea that they will be supported to workshop, develop, interrogate before they reach the process of writing it fully, and potentially to apply for next Takeover Young Writer in Residence, in 2022.

There will be a three day intensive on 25, 26, 27 October from 11.00am-3.00pm at The Customs House. These will be facilitated by writer Danielle Slade, director/dramaturg Natasha Haws, and supported by Fiona Martin, Deputy Director; Learning and Participation, The Customs House.

Sessions will explore their concept, and there will also be time/support for them to write or develop scenes, but we aren’t asking that interested applicants have to have anything written or fully formed before the sessions start.

There is no cost to attend, but writers would need to be available to attend all three days.

Interested writers/aspiring writers can apply by: no later than 12.00pm on 20 October, and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

To view previous creative opportunities at The Customs House,
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