our groups

The Customs House Youth Theatre

The Customs House Youth Theatre is for 11 to 19 year olds to come together and make great theatre. They have performed at The Customs House and at The National Theatre, London.

Currently, there are no places in the Youth Theatre, and there is a substantial waiting list. To be added to the list please contact Fiona on 0191 427 8188 or fiona@customshouse.co.uk for more information

You can become a fan of The Customs House Youth Theatre on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

Custom Breaks

Our break dancers meet at The Cave every Tuesday evening, 6-8pm, to learn new moves and rehearse routines. They have performed at The Customs House, Juice Festival, Dance City and Theatre Royal Newcastle. The group led by UK/Ireland BBoy Champions, Bad Taste Cru. Sessions cost £3.50 each.

For more information, contact Emma Horsman on 0191 427 8197 or by email: emma@customshouse.co.uk

Ukulue Groups

We run a number ukulele groups due to the huge popularity of the instrument. All groups are currently full but a waiting list is in operation.

For more information or to add your name to the list, contact Emma Horsman on 0191 427 8197 or emma@customshouse.co.uk

Customs Glee Academy

Our glee club meets every Wednesday from 5-7pm to learn dance routines, pop songs and musical theatre numbers.

For more information or to join the group, contact Steven on cgacademy@hotmail.co.uk

Arts Award

The Customs House and CH_ARTED are an Arts Award Supporter

Arts Award Advisors at The Customs House can offer Arts Awards support for young people to help to complete an Arts Award at Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold Level. These may be 1-2-1 sessions or us coming to work with an existing arts group,such as a school choir or dance class.

We can help you to complete your portfolio, arrange visits at our venue and partner venues, support you to become an arts leader and arrange moderation for you.

If you are aged 7-25 and would like to start your Arts Award journey please get in touch with the Cultural Development team; Emma Horsman on 0191 427 8197, Fiona Kelly 0191 427 8188 or Daniel Clifford on 0191 427 8193


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