Arts and culture

Public art

Discover our many visually stunning pieces of public art.

The Customs House

Enjoy the theatre, cinema and much more at one of the leading cultural venues in the North East.

Historic buildings & monuments

South Tyneside has a number of historic buildings and monuments, showcasing our wealth of history.

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word

Find out more about this fantastic cultural venue at the heart of South Shields.

Blue plaques

View a list of the current Blue Plaques in South Tyneside, or nominate a person or a building you think deserves to be recognised.

Westovian Theatre

The Westovians are a leading amateur dramatics group in the region.