South Shields

The third annual South Tyneside Comedy Festival looks set to be the biggest and best yet, with several more big names added to the bill. Gary Delaney, Paul Sinha, Jo Caulfield, Angela Barnes, Justin Moorhouse, Scott Bennett and Steffen Peddie join previously announced acts, Brennan Reece and Carl Hutchinson, for the 10-day comedy extravaganza at […]

Sunderland Ladies are back in action this weekend as they are preparing to face Bristol City following a midweek defeat away from home. The Black Cats went down 3-0 away to Manchester City Women on Wednesday night at the Academy Stadium. This weekend the Wearsiders return to Mariners Park in the first of two home games […]

The Customs House cinema is holding special screenings of Grease to mark the 40th anniversary of its release. The musical, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as High School sweethearts Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, was released in 1978 to both critical and commercial acclaim. It spawned a sequel and sing-a- long version and remains […]

Arbuthnot is back for more fun and frolics at The Customs House in an all-new show. The panto favourite is staging his own game show at the South Shields theatre during the Easter holidays. What could possibly go wrong? Arbuthnot’s Super Happy Silly Fun Game Show combines singing, dancing and audience participation in a riotous, […]

The Customs House is looking for creepy and kooky young actors to join its Summer School production of The Addams Family. And if they’re mysterious and spooky too, all the better! The Addams Family started as a cartoon series in The New Yorker, penned by American cartoonist Charles Addams, which ran from 1938 until his […]

A film student has been recognised as ‘one to watch’ by a panel of industry experts. Ryan Ogden, 18, from Marsden in South Shields, is one of three young people selected as an Into Film/BFI Film Academy ‘One to Watch’ for 2018. They will be formally recognised at this year’s Into Film Awards ceremony in […]

Rehearsals are in full swing for a community play written in celebration of South Tyneside’s greatest year. The Day Muhammad Ali came to South Shields runs from Tuesday, March 6, to Saturday, March 10, at The Customs House in South Shields. It has been written by David Cooke and Grahame Wright, the team behind the […]

Fiona Martin, deputy director of The Customs House, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for her work with aspiring actors. The Creative  Cultural Skills Awards shine a light on the individuals who have shown an outstanding commitment to skill development and learning in the creative industries. Those who have been shortlisted ensure the […]


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