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Customs House


The cinema offers first run films. Facilities available for community performance opportunities. Workshops available at intervals throughout the year in the visual performing and creative arts.

The theatre runs a popular programme of music and drama throughout the year, including a traditional Christmas pantomime.

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Opening times vary according to performance, please ring or check website.



Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A1. From the A1, exit at signs for the A19, South Shields.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is South Shields Metro. On departure from the Metro, turn left up King Street and head towards the River/Ferry (it is signposted from the Metro Station).

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  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop and infra red.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant, bar and concession stand.
  • Picnic Site

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge) - 60p hour £2 all day (free after 6pm)

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 400
  • Min group size - 4
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - Varies for each show
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • No Smoking Attraction

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - 5 meeting rooms available which hold between 50-400 people.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Thursday, 18th October 2018 - Thursday, 18th October 2018

Jason Cook's Comedy Club at The Customs House
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Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Saturday, 20th October 2018

Keep the Home Fires Burning at The Customs House
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Sunday, 21st October 2018 - Sunday, 21st October 2018

Robin Windsor - Farewell Tour at The Customs House
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Monday, 22nd October 2018 - Monday, 22nd October 2018

Swan Lake at The Customs House
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Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 - Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

MK Ultra at The Customs House
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Wednesday, 24th October 2018 - Wednesday, 24th October 2018

Hocus Panto at The Customs House
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Thursday, 25th October 2018 - Thursday, 25th October 2018

Matt Monro Jr: The Matt Monro Story at The Customs House
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Friday, 26th October 2018 - Friday, 26th October 2018

Tom Thumb at The Customs House
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Friday, 26th October 2018 - Friday, 26th October 2018

Gavin Webster World Tour at The Customs House
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Sunday, 28th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

Joe McElderry at The Customs House
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Monday, 29th October 2018 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Dracula at The Customs House
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Wednesday, 7th November 2018 - Wednesday, 7th November 2018

Edith In The Dark at The Customs House
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Tuesday, 27th November 2018 - Saturday, 5th January 2019

Beauty and the Beast at The Customs House
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