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“Superb venue, lots of variety, good facilities”
Review of The Customs House

The Customs House
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Owner description: 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?
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Superb venue, lots of variety, good facilities”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

The Customs House, offers a wide and varied programme of events. I attended Bernicia Festival full marks to venue for supporting local talent. Parking was plentiful and easy access. Facilities inside were equally excellent too, plenty of toilets which were clean and well maintained. Staff friendly and helpful.
All in all highly recommend this venue.

Visited August 2013
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English first
South Shields, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great venue”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The Customs House has an excellent intimate theatre, overlooking the River Tyne, which I have visited on numerous occasions to see plays and concerts. It offers a wide variety of entertainment for all ages using both amateur and professional talent. There is also a small cinema with regularly changing films. The Green Room (licensed) Restaurant offers a varied menu and very nicely cooked and presented dishes. The art gallery has had many interesting exhibits which are regularly changed. The venue offers amazing value for money.

Visited July 2013
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South Shields, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Super Little Theatre”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

A super little theatre and cinema. Usually has a very good program considering their limited budget. I try to support it whenever possible. It has quite a history if you can find the right person there to tell it to you.

Visited June 2013
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South Shields, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“THE JEWEL IN THE TOWN”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This lovely venue has a lot to offer, containing as it does a cinema, theatre, restaurant and display area where art can be viewed.
The staff are friendly and informative and the service in the Green Room restaurant is exemplary.
Overlooking the River Tyne and cheek by jowl to the new park with its amphitheatre the Customs House is a must see attraction in South Shields.

Visited July 2013
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Durham
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“nice venue”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Over the years we have been to a few concerts here, i prefer smaller venues for live music, okay the big acts that do stadiums do not play these venues but this place has something for everyone. We stopped off for food one afternoon recently with friends, good value . A lovely restored old building in a nice location.

Visited October 2012
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