The Customs House

The Customs House
The Customs House
Mill Dam, South Shields, England, NE33 1ES
  • Box office 0191 454 1234
  • Box office times Sun–Tues 11am–6pm; Wed–Sat 11am–8pm.
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  • Website www.customshouse.co.uk
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Established in 1848, Customs House now features a 441 seat theatre, 145 seat studio, gallery, bar and restaurant. The cinema shows a mixture of new and classic films, with special Movie Meal Deal offers available.

There is free parking opposite the venue if travelling to the venue by car. The South Shields Metro Station is also only a short walk away as is Market Place, where all buses to South Shields stop. If travelling via the river then the Shields Ferry Terminal is only 300 yards walk away.

Events at this venue

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Adam Rowe: Pinnacle

CKP and InterTalent Group Present Brand-new hour of opinionated, no holds barred stand-up from Liverpool Comedian of the Year Winner, English Comedian of the Year Finalist and Dave’s Best Joke of the Fringe Winner 2018. At 27 years of age, Adam is supposed to be in the prime of his life, which is a truly terrifying…

Sat 18 Jan 2020

£14 / 0191 454 1234

All Our Yesterdays

The ultimate feel good show! Another sensational show from the producers of 'Memory Lane', ‘Rolling back the Years’, and ‘Memories are made of This’. One of the biggest shows of its kind in the UK, taking the audience on a breathtaking musical journey through the 50's, 60's, and some of the brilliant sounds of the 1970's.

Thu 2 Apr 2020

£17 (£16; Children £16) / 0191 454 1234

Fri 3 Apr 2020

£17 (£16; Children £16) / 0191 454 1234

André Rieu: 70 Years Young

  • 2019
  • 2h
  • 12A

Join the celebration of Andre's 70th birthday by taking a journey through his performances at stunning locations around the world.

Sat 4 Jan 2020

Studio

£20 (£18) / 0191 454 1234

Sun 5 Jan 2020

Studio

£20 (£18) / 0191 454 1234

Ballet Theatre UK: The Wizard of Oz

Join Ballet Theatre UK as we follow the yellow brick road and discover all the wonders of Oz. Enjoy Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion, (and yes Toto too) as they seek the Wonderful Wizard to find that there's no place like home. The Wizard of Oz is a two act, full-length, ballet adaptation of the iconic tale by…

Sun 26 Jan 2020

£18 (Children £10) / 0191 454 1234

Breakin’ Convention

Breakin' Convention, the ground-breaking festival of hip hop dance theatre, brings you a festival of jaw-dropping and inspiring performances from some of the best poppers, lockers, b-boys and b-girls. Showcasing local talent alongside global sensations, this year’s line-up includes South Korea’s acclaimed Jinjo Crew…

Tue 19 May 2020

£15 / 0191 454 1234

A Brief History of Christmas

Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols. Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending in the 20th century, ‘A Brief History of Christmas’ is a whistle-stop tour of the origins of our midwinter festivities.

Thu 5 Dec

Dalton Suite

£13 / 0191 454 1234

Buddy Holly: A Legend Reborn

Relive the Rockin’ 50’s music scene. Through 1957 to ‘59 one man changed the face of music and revolutionised the meaning of Rock ‘N’ Roll. That man was Buddy Holly. Clutching a Fender Stratocaster, sporting a pair of heavy-rimmed glasses, and sounding exactly like Buddy in his heyday, a legend is reborn. This all…

Sun 19 Jan 2020

£23.50 / 0191 454 1234

Carpenters Gold

Immerse yourself in an enchanting evening featuring the musical brilliance of Richard and Karen Carpenter. From Close to You, all of their chart-topping hits feature including Top of the World, We’ve Only Just Begun, Goodbye to Love, Please Mr Postman, For All We Know and Only Yesterday. All superbly performed live…

Thu 23 Apr 2020

£22.50 / 0191 454 1234

Christmas Craft Fair

Get into the Christmas spirit with our Christmas Craft Fair Extravaganza! Stall holders who are interested in getting involved please contact the events team for further information: events@customshouse.co.uk

Sun 1 Dec

Dalton Suite

0191 454 1234

Counterfeit Sixties Show

A nostalgic night of 60s music, interspersed with video clips from the era. The band performs songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and many more.

Sat 8 Feb 2020

£19.50 / 0191 454 1234

Dance To The Music

Dance To The Music is a sumptuously beautiful, glamorous dance show created, directed and choreographed by ex-Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff. Kristina is excited to tour the show with even more fabulous costumes, stunning vocals and breath-taking choreography. Hosted by heartthrob Jake Quickenden…

Sun 23 Feb 2020

£27 / 0191 454 1234

The Elo Show

The World's greatest tribute to ELO return to Customs House after their stunning show in 2019. The ELO Show, the UK's hottest, newest and biggest tribute to the Genius and Music of Jeff Lynne and ELO are coming to Customs House Friday July 5th. Featuring an 8-piece band including female string section and stunning…

Sun 19 Apr 2020

£24 / 0191 454 1234

The Elves and the Shoemaker Featuring Santa's Naughty Elf

Panto production of the beloved story, but with a twist.

Sat 30 Nov

Studio

£10 / 0191 454 1234

Sun 1 Dec

Studio

£10 / 0191 454 1234

Mon 2 Dec

Studio

£10 / 0191 454 1234

…and 18 more dates until 24 Dec

The Foundations

THE FOUNDATIONS were one of the biggest groups of the Swinging Sixties!!! WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CHART-TOPPERS "BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP"and "BABY NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU" Plus a string of other hits like "Back On My Feet Again", "Any Old Time (You're Lonely And Sad)", "In The Bad Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me)…

Fri 17 Jan 2020

£22 / 0191 454 1234

Freedom: George Michael Tribute

Tribute to George Michael by Wayne Dilks.

Fri 24 Jan 2020

£24.50 / 0191 454 1234

Frozen 2

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff
  • UK release: 22 November 2019

Elsa (Menzel) and Anna (Bell) head off on a dangerous journey after Elsa hears voices calling her to a distant land. The plot is less involving than the character interaction, but Olaf (Gad) is the comedic highlight and while it may be less compelling than the original, it's got all the ingredients for a hit.

Fri 22 Nov

Studio

£6 (£5; Children £5) / 0191 454 1234

Sat 23 Nov

Studio

£6 (£5; Children £5) / 0191 454 1234

Sun 24 Nov

Studio

£6 (£5; Children £5) / 0191 454 1234

…and 10 more dates until 5 Dec

HALLELUJAH A tribute to LEONARD COHEN

The Genuis of Leonard Cohen is unquestionable. After the award winning Canadian poet turned to songwriting in the early 60's Leonard wrote that well known song " Hallelujah"…Now aknowledged as one of the great anthems covered by over 300 artists, including Bob Dylan! Cohens final tour in 2013 took him to 31…

Sun 8 Mar 2020

£24 / 0191 454 1234

Herman's Hermits

The Beatles may have led the British Invasion, but Herman's Hermits provided crucial covering fire. Although the only original member left is drummer Barry Whitwam, the band that gave us 'Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter' keeps up a fearsome touring schedule.

Fri 1 May 2020

£25 / 0191 454 1234

The HOLLIES Story (I love Jennifer Eccles)

Follow The HOLLIES Story as Allan Clarke and Graham Nash met in a Manchester primary school aged six, and went on to become one of Manchesters biggest bands ever. Discover how two boys from the backstreets of Salford created a band to rival the Beatles, enjoyed dozens of chart hits and were finally inaugurated into the…

Thu 13 Feb 2020

£24 / 0191 454 1234

Ice Princess Afternoon Tea

Come and celebrate the new Frozen movie with a fantastic opportunity for an afternoon tea party with Elsa & Anna. Sing along with the 20 min performance and enjoy some fun, games and photo opportunities with our favourite ice princesses!

Sat 23 Nov

Dalton Suite

£3 (Children £16) / 0191 454 1234

Jason Cook's Comedy Club

Join Jason Cook as the host of his comedy club, which brings huge TV names, daft guests and incredible surprises to The Customs House. The biggest names in comedy at the biggest comedy club in the north.

Fri 31 Jan 2020

£11.50 / 0191 454 1234

Sat 1 Feb 2020

£11.50 / 0191 454 1234

Jason Cook's Comedy Club - March

Join Jason Cook as the host of his comedy club, which brings huge TV names, daft guests and incredible surprises to The Customs House. The biggest names in comedy at the biggest comedy club in the north.

Fri 6 Mar 2020

£11.50 / 0191 454 1234

Sat 7 Mar 2020

£11.50 / 0191 454 1234

Jason Cook's New Year's Eve Comedy Club

Going to be great this one, we have the return of one of our craziest headliners ever, the Canadian who has trouble keeping his clothes on Phil Nichol! Another special guest from Live at the Apollo. Glen Roughead joining us for more daft sing songs, local hero Carl Hucthinson and another surprise or two!

Tue 31 Dec

£30 / 0191 454 1234

Last Christmas

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh
  • UK release: 15 November 2019

Kate (Clarke) is a Yugoslavian immigrant whose life is going downhill until she meets the mysterious bike-riding Tom (Golding), who seems too good to be true. Thompson and Kimmings’ script is a saccharine romantic fantasy and George Michael’s music isn’t always incorporated effectively, but its heart is in the right place.

Tue 19 Nov

Studio

£6 (£5; Children £5) / 0191 454 1234

Wed 20 Nov

Studio

£6 (£5; Children £5) / 0191 454 1234

Thu 21 Nov

Studio

£6 (£5; Children £5) / 0191 454 1234

The Legends Of American Country Show

Tribute to country classics from the likes of Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers and more.

Tue 4 Feb 2020

£22.50 / 0191 454 1234

LES MISÉRABLES - THE STAGED CONCERT

Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London’s glittering West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sell-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast headed by…

Mon 2 Dec

Studio

£15.50 (£14.50; Children £14.50) / 0191 454 1234

Lunch with Santa and Family Magic Show with Mister Twister

Enjoy a festive 2 course lunch accompanied by a magical performance from Mr Twister, the big man himself will also be stopping by to say hello, pose for photos and to even steal a spot of lunch!

Sat 14 Dec

Dalton Suite

£19 (Children £16) / 0191 454 1234

Sat 21 Dec

Dalton Suite

£19 (Children £16) / 0191 454 1234

The Manfreds, Hits, Jazz & Blues Tour

The Manfreds Hits, Jazz & Blues Tour The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz - a very unusual but winning combination of playing style and substance. As a…

Sat 14 Mar 2020

£25 / 0191 454 1234

May

Popular cabaret group Encore return to The Customs House in May. In this, their brand new show, they’ll be giving a fresh spin on some of their favourite show tunes - all with the usual added Encore touch. As Honorary Fellows of The Customs House Academy, the group of singing friends are delighted to be singing at The…

Wed 13 May 2020

£10–£15 (£14; Children £14) / 0191 454 1234

Thu 14 May 2020

£10–£15 (£14; Children £14) / 0191 454 1234

Fri 15 May 2020

£10–£15 (£14; Children £14) / 0191 454 1234

…and 2 more dates until 17 May 2020

Mini Maker Monday

For children 11 and under with their grown ups. Last entry at 1pm in Daltons 5. 22nd Oct ‘Witch Craft’ Spooky craft makes including masks, bats and paper pumpkins. 2019 1 18th Feb 2019 Beastly! Art Inspired by Beauty and the Beast 2 8th April 2019 Crafty Colours Help us sort, mix and play…

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Gallery

£2 / 0191 454 1234

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Gallery

£2 / 0191 454 1234

Mon 13 Apr 2020

Gallery

£2 / 0191 454 1234

…and 8 more dates until 31 Aug 2020

Murder at Castle Doon

Murder at Castle Doon: Murder Mystery Evening A hilarious and interactive comedy dinner show specially for Burns Night £35.00 / Includes a 3 course meal 7:15pm guest arrival and 7:30pm entertainment starts

Sat 25 Jan 2020

Dalton Suite

£35 / 0191 454 1234

Neil Jones - Gingerland

Straight from his Directorial and Choreographic debut at Sadler’s Wells, London, BBC Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Neil Jones presents his brand new live dance show, GINGERLAND. Join Jones as he goes from the back of Claudia’s area to starring in his very own dance show like you have never seen…

Thu 9 Jul 2020

£28–£32 / 0191 454 1234

Pqa Sunderland Presents High School Musical Jnr!

Disney Channel's SMASH HIT movie musical comes to life on stage!Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.Disney's High School Musical Jnr is FUN for the whole family. Jam-packed with great songs that…

Sun 9 Feb 2020

Sold out / 0191 454 1234

Present Laughter

Present Laughter by Noel Coward Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noel Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity…

Thu 28 Nov

Studio

£15.50 (£14.50; Children £14.50) / 0191 454 1234

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central…

Sun 10 May 2020

£24 / 0191 454 1234

Snow White

Festive pantomime based on the fairy tale.

Wed 27 Nov

£9.99–£22.50 (£9.99–£21.50; Children £9.99–£21.50) / 0191 454 1234

Thu 28 Nov

£9.99–£22.50 (£9.99–£21.50; Children £9.99–£21.50) / 0191 454 1234

Fri 29 Nov

£9.99–£22.50 (£9.99–£21.50; Children £9.99–£21.50) / 0191 454 1234

…and 30 more dates until 5 Jan 2020

Sorry We Missed You

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor

Ricky (Hitchen) becomes a freelance delivery driver in order to earn more money, but the financial toll on himself and his wife Abby (Honeywood) starts to destroy their family life. No easy answers, no triumph against the odds, just a gruelling portrait of the damage the system can do.

Tue 19 Nov

Studio

£6 (£5; Children £5) / 0191 454 1234

Wed 20 Nov

Studio

£6 (£5; Children £5) / 0191 454 1234

Thu 21 Nov

Studio

£6 (£5; Children £5) / 0191 454 1234

THANK ABBA FOR THE MUSIC

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves. Featuring all of ABBA's greatest and most memorable hits, Thank ABBA For The Music really is the ultimate feel good, party style tribute concert. This two-hour theatre spectacular really does capture all…

Fri 10 Apr 2020

£22.50 / 0191 454 1234

Ultimate Bowie

Prepare to be transported across 40 years of Bowie, from Spaceboy to Superstar, by Ed Blaney’s ULTIMATE BOWIE… Ed not only possesses Bowie’s awe-inspiring vocal prowess but is also the definitive look-alike of Bowie. A performer who easily commands the eyes of the audience every moment he is on stage, Ed blends past…

Sat 15 Feb 2020

£18 / 0191 454 1234

The Vintage Boys

Bringing the 50s and 60s into the 21st Century Step back in time to the Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll as the sounds of the 50s & 60s are authentically recreated by The Vintage Boys. With immaculate 3-part harmony, slick choreography, sharp suits and the backing of an incredible live band, the boys perfectly…

Sun 2 Feb 2020

£21 / 0191 454 1234

Voulez Vouz: The Dinner Party

Join West End singers for Voulez Vous - The Dinner Party as they perform hit after hit including Mamma Mia, I Have A Dream, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Super Trouper and more! Dig out those platforms, don those flares and bring along your friends for a f-ABBA festive night out! Drinks packages available. Fancy dress encouraged.

Sat 7 Dec

Dalton Suite

£35 / 0191 454 1234

White Christmas

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his…

Tue 10 Dec

Studio

£6 (£5; Children £5) / 0191 454 1234

Tue 17 Dec

Studio

£6 (£5; Children £5) / 0191 454 1234

Youth Theatre

Theatre sessions for young people aged 10 to 21 led by Jayden Blacklock. The groups meet every Friday in term time and produce two original performances each year.

Fri 22 Nov

Dalton Suite

£3.50 / 0191 454 1234

Fri 29 Nov

Dalton Suite

£3.50 / 0191 454 1234

Fri 6 Dec

Dalton Suite

£3.50 / 0191 454 1234

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