Go and See

Our Go and See programme aims to ensure that people living in Sunderland and South Tyneside get the chance to experience the best arts and cultural events happening across the North East and beyond.

We’re working with theatres, galleries, festivals and artists to gain access to special events, back stage tours and discounted tickets for people living in our wards.

We hope that Go and See will help encourage people to go and see something new without having to worry too much about the cost of tickets or of transport.

We have previously had Go and See’s to theatre shows at Sunderland Empire, The Customs House, The Festival of Thrift, The Northern Children’s Book Festival at MIMA and more.

For more information about the Go and See Programme, please contact Georgia Shippen.

Current Go and See opportunities:


We’ve also got a special offer to see When The Boat Comes In, the iconic TV drama which comes home for its stage debut at The Customs House on 19th August at 7.30pm! The gritty drama explores the struggles of life during the inter-war years in the mythical Tyneside town of Gallowshield – based on Mitchell’s birthplace, South Shields.

The story begins with Sgt Jack Ford returning from active service in the First World War. Very quickly he discovers that in peacetime, the place he left is still battling against poverty, ill-health, unemployment and discrimination. But Jack hasn’t endured the horrors of war to live a life of misery. He has set his sights on the high life and is determined to get what he wants – whatever the cost…

We have a special discount offer for a limited amount of tickets on only 19th August at 7.30pm which you can buy for £11. To get your special offer please quote GREATWAR when booking online or by calling 0191 454 1234. Visit The Customs House website to book: https://www.customshouse.co.uk/theatre/when-the-boat-comes-in/