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The Customs House Youth Theatre
Fri 9th September / 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
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.
The Dolly Mixtures
Mon 29th August / 7.45pm & 2.30pm (Thurs & Sat Matinee Only) / £17.50 / £15 Friends & Conc.
A Customs House Production The Dolly Mixtures A brand new musical by John Miles & Tom Kelly. Inspired by a True Story. Director Ray Spencer Musical Director Dave Bintley Assistant Director & Choreographer Mina Anwar 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 was diagnosed with cancer in 1972. For 15 years they performed in working men's clubs ...
The Deep Blue Sea
Thu 1st September / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc & Friends
Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National Theatre in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production. A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story ...
Ceramic Tealight Holder
Sat 17th September / 10am - 3pm / £20
Make some beautiful and magical ceramic Tealight holders 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!
Joe McElderry - The Northern Light Tour 2016
Sat 22nd 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 ...
The Threepenny Opera
Thu 22nd September / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc & Friends
Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and ...
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)
Martin Kemp - An Audience With
Thu 29th September / 7.30pm / £20 - £22
This is a two hour show, inclusive of footage of his Spandau Ballet and Eastenders days. Martin was born in Islington in October 1961. By the age of six he was attending the Anna Scher Children’s Theatre, and by the age of ten appeared regularly on television in programmes including Rumpole Of The Bailey, Dixon Of Dock Green, The Tomorrow People and Jackanory! In 1979 he formed the new romantic band Spandau Ballet playing bass guitar. The group went ...
An Encounter with Lindsay Kemp
Tue 20th September / 7.30pm / £10
An Encounter with Lindsay Kemp A legendary figure of international avant-garde dance-theatre returns to his home town, recounting his amazingly colourful life story, illustrated by video excerpts of his most famous creations and performances, from his collaborations with David Bowie in the late ‘sixties to his mesmerizing work with The Lindsay Kemp Company. An entertaining and spontaneous evening with a charismatic dancer-actor, choreographer, director, designer, teacher, painter and film actor. Don't miss your chance to see An Encounter with ...
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!
Walk and Talk - Exhibition Tour
Sat 10th September / 11am-1pm / FREE!
Come along to an artist tour with Stephen Livingstone to hear more about the ideas behind our current exhibition Boat Curves. The curving line of a wooden boat is a complex combination of geometry and craft. Artist Stephen Livingstone has worked in collaboration with the North East Maritime Trust for an installation of drawings, sculpture and video about the traditions of boat design and building. The Trust seeks to maintain and perpetuate this centuries-old tradition and the exhibition reflects ...
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