The Customs House

See & doThe 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, cinema, art gallery, restaurant & bar plus a fantastic rooms suitable for wedding receptions, conferences and celebrations.

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!

Movie lovers can benefit from great value offers whether they want to see the latest blockbuster or classic films from the archive.

Free entry to the Gallery will give you access to a diverse mix of art forms. Whether you like figurative or abstract painting, sculpture or installation art, every time you visit the Gallery there will be something exciting, inspiring and perhaps challenging for you to see. 

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, The Green Room Bar & Bistro provides the perfect setting.

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!

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