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The CustomSpace

The CustomSpace (formerly The Cave) is the sister venue of The Customs House; we are right in the heart of the community on Captain's Row in South Shields.

Event venue hire

The CustomSpace has three spaces available to hire for corporate, education and community events.

 The Hall

Our hall is a large and bright multi-use space that can be configured to suit your needs.

We can offer a bouncy castle and face painting for children's parties.

Capacity100 people
Hire charges

£25/ hour

£160/ day

 Dance Studio

Our upstairs studio is a bright and airy multi-use space that can be configured to suit the needs of medium-sized groups.

The dance studio is wheelchair accessible.

Capacity60 people
Hire charges

£15/ hour

£80/ day

 Training Room

Our upstairs training room is an intimate space that can be configured as a meeting or interview space.

The training room can also be used as a breakout space when hired in conjunction with the studio.

Capacity15 people
Hire charges

£7/ hour

£40/ day

More venue information


Catering is available from just £2.75 per head.

For those wishing to provide their own refreshments we have kitchen facilities available for hire. Please call to discuss your requirements.

Community garden

We have a thriving community garden, which can act as a breakout space, an alfresco lunching space or a space for creative thinking.

There is no additional cost for the use of the community garden but please let us know in advance if you plan on using it.

Equipment hire

The CustomSpace offers equipment hire to groups using the venue:

Stationary (pens, pencils, paper)£5
Full PA & lighting (with technician)


£40/ day

Creative facilitator

£30/ day

£200/ day

Flip chart and paper£5

If you have any queries, call us on 0191 456 3917.

Music at The CustomSpace

Rehearsal room

Our rehearsal room can be hired for music practices. Please call in advance to book this space.

Opening times

Monday - Friday, 10am - 9pm

Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Sunday, 1pm - 9pm


13 - 19 years (evenings and weekends)

All ages (weekdays)

Price£6/ hour


We have a high quality recording studio that is available for hire.

We use Logic Pro software.

We can record you, your band's album voiceovers and podcasts to industry standard quality.

To book a slot, call Jordan on 0191 456 3917.

1 hour£15
3 hour block£40
7 hour block£80

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The CustomSpace Captains Row,
South Shields,
NE33 5AS
Phone:0191 456 3917