Please note The Customs House is currently closed to the public.
We hope to see them open again soon, in the meantime check out their website for information on future programming. See: The Customs House.
Visit The Customs House
Please note: The Customs House is temporarily closed.
Plays, panto and popcorn!
The Customs House is at the heart of South Tyneside's cultural activity, situated in a listed building in a beautiful location overlooking the River Tyne.
The venue houses:
a 440 seat theatre
an art gallery
a restaurant and bar
fantastic rooms suitable for wedding receptions, conferences and celebrations.
Live theatre events
With a programme of live theatre events attracting the country's leading performers covering everything from drama to comedy, music and dance to pantomimes and plays - there's always an exciting range of entertainment on offer!
Great value cinema
Movie lovers can benefit from great value offers whether they want to see the latest blockbuster or classic films from the archive.
Diverse mix of art
The Customs House showcases a range of visual art forms reflecting their work with the local community. If you are interested in finding out what is currently on show visit https://www.customshouse.co.uk/gallery/ for current listings.
Eat and drink in Dame Bella's Bar & Bistro
For those looking for a spacious, comfortable environment to relax with a glass of wine before a performance or a bite to eat and a catch up cappuccino with friends, Dame Bella's Bar & Bistro provides the perfect setting.
Cultural Development Programme
The Customs House encourages everyone to get involved with a whole host of great activities as part of its Cultural Development Programme. Singing, drama, ukulele groups and dance classes are just a few of the sessions currently on offer!
What's near to the Customs House?
Just a stone's throw away from the Customs House is Harton Quays Park, a new addition to the riverside area offering stunning river views, water features and open-air theatre for summer performances.
There's also a number of traditional wine bars and pubs which offer real ales, whiskeys, live music and fantastic atmospheres close by.
Due to Covid-19 The Customs House is temporarily closed. Please visit their website for more information: The Customs House
Free admission to gallery. Show charges vary.
Wheelchair access throughout public areas
Lifts and ramps
Discreet infra-red headsets available for Theatre 1
Loop system operates in Theatre 2
Please contact The Customs House for more information on seating arrangements.