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The Customs House is South Tyneside's premier arts centre offering great arts & entertainment for all. Want to know more? Why not get in touch?

 


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The Customs House Youth Theatre

Fri 1st July / 4.30pm / £3.50

The Customs House Youth Theatre is open to all young people aged between 10 and 21 years old who have an interest in theatre, devising and acting. The Youth Theatre meet each Friday in term time and produce two original performances each year. There are two groups: Juniors for Years 6-10 (10  to 15 years) and Seniors for Year 11+ (15-21 years). Sessions are led by Toni McElhatton and Fiona Martin. Since 2011, the Seniors have been part of ...

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Tue 29th November / Times Vary / Prices from £9.75

Following the success of Alice in Wonderland we are delighted to announce next years panto as Jack and the Beanstalk.  Tickets are already selling fast so please call Box Office on 0191 454 1234 for dates times and prices. We look forward to seeing you.

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Arts Award Academy

Tue 9th August / 10am to 3pm / £40.00

Three fun packed days for children aged 8-12 to try new things and make friends. Have a go at drawing, collage and painting activities. Explore our current exhibitions and find out about inspirational artists with our friendly learning staff. Create your own portfolio and achieve your Discover Arts Award. The Arts Award Academy runs Tuesday 9th August to Thursday 11th August from 10am to 3pm. Children should dress for mess and bring a packed lunch. If you have any queries email Elizabeth@customshouse.co.uk Once ...

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The Dolly Mixtures

Wed 24th August / 7.45pm & 2.30pm (Thurs & Sat Matinee Only) / £17.50 / £15 Friends & Conc.

The Customs House proudly present DOLLY MIXTURES A brand new musical by John Miles & Tom Kelly. Inspired by a True Story. Directed by Ray Spencer 8 Ordinary Women 1 Extraordinary Story Dolly Mixtures is based on eight South SHields women who set-up the variety act, The Dolly Mixtures when one of their husbands' Ken Graham was diagnosed with cancer in 1972. For 15 years they performed in working men's clubs throughout the North-East to raise money for charity ...

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Black Is The Color Of My Voice

Sat 9th July / 7.30pm / £15 / £12 Friends

Recommended age 12 + Direct from sell-out performances in New York, Shanghai and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Apphia Campbell delivers a one-woman musical show inspired by the life of Nina Simone, portraying fictional character Mena Bordeaux. Bearing an uncanny resemblance to Simone she shares her life from young piano prodigy to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.  An intense hour including a powerful soundtrack of Simone hits. Written and performed by Apphia Campbell ...

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DINOSAUR PARK (The Jurassic Parody)

Thu 21st July / 6pm / £13, £11 Conc., £42 Family , £23 Meal Deal Early Bird £15, £13 Conc., £50 Family, £25 Meal Deal Standard

Suitable for 8+ From ‘the heirs to the comedy theatre tradition’ (The Guardian), this award-winning, laugh-out-loud spin on Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park is a theatrical celebration of cinematic nostalgia. Welcome to the unlikely setting of Lyme Regis Community Centre, where the Park Family embark on a journey to a misty past. When things go wrong, family feuds are faced with the rapturous roar of DIY dinosaurs. Superbolt Theatre’s five-star production is an epic adventure of show-stopping, spine-tingling theatrics and ...

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Bring It On

Fri 12th August / Times Vary / £10 / £8 conc./ £30 family Ticket / Friends £7 (Friday Only) Early Bird

Brought to you by The Customs House Summer School Based on the hit film, created by a dream team of award-winning Broadway talent and nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL is a high-flying thrill ride where the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading meets the fierce rivalries of high school politics and romance. Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic - she’s been named ...

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Richard III

Thu 21st July / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc & Friends

Pre show 6.45pm, Curtain Up 7pm The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret. War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to ...

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South Tyneside Comedy Festival

Fri 29th July / Various / Various

Award winning comedy writer and international comedian Jason Cook is launching the UK's newest comedy festival right here at The Customs House. Bringing a whole host of top comedians including Sarah Millican, Chris Ramsey, Justin Moorhouse, Paul Sinha and many more. Full schedule details are bleow. For more information on any of the shows, or to book tickets, simply click the link.   FRI 29th July: JUSTIN MOORHOUSE / 7pm / £8 CHRIS RAMSEY & JASON COOK / 8.30pm ...

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There are many ways you can support your Customs House. You can make a donation, join our Friends scheme, set up a direct debit, introduce a friend or family member to the venue or simply enjoy a meal in our Green Room.

Any money you spend really does make a positive contribution to our charity.

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