Must-see theatre shows taking place in South Shields in 2024

There is something for everyone to see this year in South Shields.
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We have now entered into a New Year, with many exciting events to look forward to. 

For theatre lovers in South Shields, a full programme of shows have already been confirmed to be taking place in top theatre venues The Customs House and the Westovians - with many more to come during the year. 

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Check out our guide to theatre shows you can watch in South Shields this year.

The Customs House

What: Circus of Horrors - Cabaret of Curiosities

When: Friday, February 16

Price: From £23

As seen on Britain's Got Talent, the Circus of Horrors will bring a theatre show to The Customs House packed with magic, circus acts, and much more.

What: Dennis’ Chocolatey Adventures

When: Tuesday, February 20 to Thursday, February 22

Price: From £12.50

Pantomime favourite Dennis will return for a kid-friendly show during half term, which will see him embark on an Easter-themed adventure.

What: Bite Me by Reece Connolly

When: Thursday, February 29

Price: From £3

The Customs House’s Junior Youth group will be performing Bite Me by Reece Connolly, a show which brings aliens, time travel, and music together - inspired by 80s sci-fi movies.

What: The Importance of Being…Earnest?

When: Friday, March 8 to Saturday, March 9

Price: From £26

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Straight from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Importance of Being…Earnest? is a show which puts a twist on a traditional Oscar Wilde play.

What: The Periodicals by Sian Owen

When: Tuesday, March 12

Price: From £3

The Periodicals by Sian Owen is a show set in the near future, which will follow a group of young people living in a rubbish dump.

What: Little Red Riding Hood

When: Saturday, March 30 to Saturday, April 6

Price: From £15.50

Little Red Riding Hood is The Customs House’s Easter pantomime, which will re-tell the story of Red Riding Hood, with familiar faces set to return.

What: Dear Zoo

When: Friday, April 26 to Saturday, April 27

Price: From £11

The timeless classic children’s book Dear Zoo has been adapted for the stage for an educational yet fun production that the kids will enjoy!

What: Mother Goose

When: Thursday, November 12 to Sunday, January 5

Price: From £12

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The Christmas pantomime at The Customs House has already been confirmed. For 2024, the theatre is producing a re-telling of Mother Goose - with a South Shields twist. Familiar faces such as Dame Bella and Cousin Dennis are sure to feature.

Ray Spencer as Dame Bella and Glen Townsend as Dennis. Ray Spencer as Dame Bella and Glen Townsend as Dennis.
Ray Spencer as Dame Bella and Glen Townsend as Dennis.


What: Frozen Jr

When: Saturday, March 23 to Sunday, March 24

Price: From £12

Drama Geeks will be putting on a junior production of Frozen, and will take to the Westovians stage. The well-known Disney story follows sisters Elsa and Anna, and the ice powers Elsa possesses.

What: Jack and the Beanstalk

When: TBC

Price: TBC

Jack and the Beanstalk is a pantomime production from the Westovians. Telling the traditional story of the young man and his adventure.

What: Stags & Hens

When: TBC

Price: From £12

Created by Willy Russell and adapted by the Westovians, Stags & Hens is a comedy performance depicting a pre-wedding night out.

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