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?
The Customs House Youth Theatre
Fri 28th October / 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 Jayden Blacklock and Fiona Martin. Since 2011, the Seniors have been part of ...
Jack and the Beanstalk
Tue 29th November / Times Vary / Prices from £9.75
The Dame and her twin sons live on a dairy farm, unfortunately she’s now down to just one cow and her ice cream business is melting away. Her sons Jack and Arbuthnot are of little help, so her only remaining asset Doddington the Cow has got to be sold. The boys set off to sell the cow, unfortunately she’s traded a handful of seemingly worthless beans. What happens next in this wondrous tale involves a beanstalk, a giant and ...
Thu 27th October / 6-8pm / £5
These weekly sessions are led by our Gallery Learning Officer Lesley Guy, who is an experienced artist and teacher. Lesley is keen to share her passion and knowledge of art and leads sessions that explore a range of drawing activities as well as discussions about art and culture. The idea is to bring people together to explore drawing for pleasure, stimulate discussion, share skills, challenge ideas and improve our understanding of the world and each other, so if ...
Ceramic Christmas Decorations
Sat 29th October / 10am - 3pm / £20
Make some beautiful and magical ceramic Christmas decorations of your own design. The price includes tuition from a professional ceramicist, all materials and equipment plus the glazing and firing of your work. 10am - 3pm All art class ticket holders entitled to 10% discount in The Green Room so why not stay for lunch? Places are limited so booking is essential! Call the Box Office on 0191 4541234 or book online.
Joe McElderry - The Northern Light Tour 2016
Sun 23rd October / 7.30pm & 2.30pm Matinee (Sun Only) / £20 - £25 (£75 VIP)
He's back! Hometown hero and vocal superstar Joe McElderry returns to The Customs House this October. Fresh from the hugely successful and critically acclaimed UK tour of Joseph and The Technicolor Dreamcoat, Joe takes to his hometown stage for 3 concerts guaranteed to wow! Tickets always sell out extremely quickly so book NOW! Box Office: (0191) 454 1234
Andre Rieu - Christmas with Andre
Sat 19th November / 5pm / £20, £18 Students
André Rieu: Christmas with André - a festive celebration, featuring a 90 minute recorded Christmas concert packed with all the favourites including Hallelujah, Jingle Bells, White Christmas & many more performed by André and his famous Johann Strauss Orchestra along with his sopranos and tenors. As an exclusive for cinema audiences, André will be inviting his fans to his hometown for a live intimate tour of Maastricht's magical Christmas highlights, as well as participating in a Q&A with CinemaLive ...
Tue 7th February / 7.30pm / £24 - £28
Multi million selling recording artist BARBARA DICKSON with her accomplished band returns to The Customs House Barbara will perform a wonderful range of material drawing on her folk roots as well as performing globally known hits such as The Caravan Song, Another Suitcase in Another Hall plus lots more. Pure class. (Photo credited to Brian Aris)
Tue 15th November / 7.30pm / 2.30pm (Sat Matinee) / £15/ £14 Concession
They’re back! Customs House favourites Encore return with their unique mix of comedy and song in a fast moving concert jam packed with your favourite numbers from stage & screen. A musical cabaret act...with a difference! We guarantee you’ll leave with a smile!
Santa's Naughty Elf and the Frozen Christmas
Sat 3rd December / Various Times / £10 incl. a Special Gift from Santa
Elfluent is BACK! Back to being the naughtiest elf in the North Pole. In an attempt to avoid making any toys he tracks down Fairy Snowflake's spell book to use her magic to do all his work. In true Naughty Elf style he accidentally casts the wrong spell and freezes everything in the workshop. In a race against time, Elfluent has to find Snowy, the only elf who can withstand the sub-zero temperatures and save Christmas! Perfect Show for ...
No Man's Land
Thu 15th December / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc & Friends
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of ...
Thu 16th February / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc & Friends
Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of ...
Thu 9th March / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc & Friends
“I’ve no talent for life.” ust married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, ...
Pizza and Pencils
Fri 4th November / 4.30-6.30 / £3.50
Join us for a fun opportunity to socialise and make art in response to the current exhibition, The Secret of the Pattern by Claudia Sacher. Explore collage, mono-printing and pizza tasting with artist and teacher Lesley Guy. For ages 14-19. All materials - and pizza - provided. Booking is essential, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
...And The Cow Jumped Over the Moon!
Wed 22nd February / 2pm / £7.50
Ray Spencer writes this all new family adventure starring our adorable panto cow, Doddington! Don't miss this fantastic retelling of how the cow ended up jumping over the moon! This is the perfect show for anyone that loved our pantomime Jack & the Beanstalk or anyone that was unlucky enough to miss it! Tickets are moooooooving quick, so book now: (0191) 454 1234
Tue 7th March / 7.30pm & 2.30pm Matinee (Sat Only) / £10 / £8 Conc. / £7 Friends
Written by David Cooke, with music by Grahame Wright, the team that brought you the award winning Dance to Your Daddy and Dance Across the Tyne. The Rock - a musical inspired by the history, myths, and legends of Marsden Rock. The future's not bright for the famous pub in the rock. Times are hard and customers are few. Can Laura, owner of the pub, turn the tide? Maybe a bondage night or a seance will do the trick. ...
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