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The Customs House Theatre and Cinema



The 441 seat theatre provides a perfect setting to enjoy a vast range of theatre, community & musical productions! The lineup is always varied and productions include comedy, music, dance, musicals and much more. There are always a number of children's productions such as the annual Christmas pantomime and production of 'Santas Naughty Elf', TV favourites such as Cbeebies 'Chris & Pui' and classics such as Rudyard Kipling's 'The Just so Stories'. 

Tickets are reasonably priced and can be purchased via their website or from the box office.

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The best value cinema on Tyneside brings you classic films from the archives with the very latest blockbuster movies and regular screenings of the latest family films in the school holidays. Make sure your Customs House Cinema is your first stop for films.

Look out for special offers on cinema tickets.

The Customs House gallery showcases the very best of national, international and regional contemporary arts practice, and best of all it's FREE!
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With a changing programme of nine exhibitions a year, it is the only contemporary gallery space in South Tyneside, enabling the broadest spectrum of audiences and communities to participate and engage with contemporary art. 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.



Mill Dam, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1ES

  0191 454 1234    
Naughty but nice Puddings!

Naughty but nice Puddings!

Check out our delicious puddings, my favourite is the limoncello trifle, not suitable for the kids, but there are some other scrummy recipes that the whole family can enjoy! Take a look in our pudding section for recipes to make summer BBQ's and eating alfresco all the more tasty! My girls LOVE the chocolate pizza - making it, but mostly eating it!

Raring2go! KidsZone

Raring2go! KidsZone

Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!