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The Customs House

Theatre & Restaurant Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES, England
+44 191 454 1234
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Best little theatre in the Northeast.

I love this place. Our 1st pre christmas treat is a family and friends visit to the pantomime in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathrynhu
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Great Show & Great Venue

We visited to see the Cook & Roughead Saves The World stand up show as part of the comedy club... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael S
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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The Customs House is South Tyneside's premier arts centre offering great arts & entertainment for all. We are a theatre, cinema, gallery, cafe, wedding venue & a provider of cultural development services. Want to know more? Why not get in touch?
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“green room” (24 reviews)
“great venue” (11 reviews)
“local theatre” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Theatre & Restaurant Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES, England
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+44 191 454 1234
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"green room"
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"big heart"
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"true story"
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"local talent"
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"small theatre"
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"afternoon tea"
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"comedy club"
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"free car park"
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"fantastic night"
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"bar restaurant"
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"lovely building"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. Our 1st pre christmas treat is a family and friends visit to the pantomime in early December. Always some fab shows available to suit every taste, comedy, drama, music all competitively priced. Also a small cinema and bar/ restaurant.

Thank Kathrynhu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited to see the Cook & Roughead Saves The World stand up show as part of the comedy club. This was my first visit to the Customs House, a place I've heard a lot about through a friend who regularly appeared on stage there....More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to rhe great little theatre. The Lambton Worm is an amazing success. It is definitely worth seeing while you can. We laughed so much.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The customs house at South Shields is a lovely building. Plenty places to park with disabled parking. You can go for a coffee, lunch & evening meal, you can also get alcoholic drinks. The view over the river tyne is beautiful. You can see pantomimes,...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Went to see the naughty little elf with my grandson, he’s 9yrs and thoroughly enjoyed it, he understood the jokes and innuendos. The theatre was packed with as many adult as as children and because it’s a smaller theatre everyone was able to participate. Look...More

Thank maturecouple60
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

My family and I have been to the Customs House many times over the years. It is only a small theatre but it has a lovely atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming. They have some excellent shows on through the year and the prices...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Just home from a fantastic night of excellent entertainment. Ray Spencer as the Dame was just superb. All the cast gave 100%, could not fault anything. For the price you get an unforgettable night of pure magic.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to this venue and once again we were not disappointed. We ate in the bistro, booking is advised, we did not have the set menu choosing only sides and deserts and the food was delicious.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Parking is supposed to be free but there is clearly insufficient number of parking bays when a show is on and people are therefore forced to park at side of road and on kerbs etc. Once the show was finished came back to the car...More

Thank golddust79
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Seen a fantastic show last night the Simon & Garfunkel story one of the best shows I have seen there but the night was spoilt as we had booked a meal before the show It was a set 3 course meal the starter we had...More

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karen33johnson
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Response from maturecouple60 | Reviewed this property |
not sure as i have never sat in a box seat. the customs house is a small theatre and as i have always sat in the stalls i have always been able to see the full stage. its probably best to ring before booking. sorry i... More
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