This year’s panto spectacular at The Customs House is the time-honoured tale of Beauty and the Beast, which kicks off on 27 November and is followed by a full year of celebrations in 2019 as the theatre celebrates its 25th birthday next year!

To enable businesses to benefit from some panto revelry, and show support for the much-loved Customs House, the organisation is offering local businesses t he opportunity to join in the fun by becoming a Panto Partner.

The Customs House is delighted to announce that Goldfinch Estate Agents jumped at the opportunity to be involved, and are first on board as a Panto Partner. To say thank you, Dame Bella Ballcock herself visited the business and took time out for some photos with staff members – something she intends to do to show her appreciation to every partner who signs up!

Says Angela Todd, Sales Director at Goldfinch Estate Agents:

“Being given the chance to have Pantos’ Dame Bella Ballcock visit the office was a great opportunity to inject some fun in to the working week for my teams. They all loved her visit and we can’t wait for Panto Season to begin.

We have supported The Customs House over the years in many ways. I feel it helps secure its future for generations to come and urge other like-minded local businesses to do the same. Goldfinch are a very proud Panto Partner. Oh yes we are!”


Says Ray Spencer, Executive Director of The Customs House:

“We decided to launch the Panto Partners campaign to enable local businesses to show support for The Customs House and its award winning panto by making an affordable contribution whilst having some fun along the way.

We’re only too happy to send our glamorous panto ambassador, Dame Bella Ballcock, to say thank you personally on our behalf to each and every business that shows their support, and we look forward to welcoming many more to the partnership.

A huge thank you to Goldfinch for showing us the love and being the first of our Panto Partners!”

For a contribution of just £250 your business could receive a visit from Dame Bella Ballcock herself (Ray Spencer) to pose for a photo opportunity with your staff, embarrass the boss – whilst presenting you with your ‘Panto Partner’ badge of approval.

You’ll also receive 4 tickets to see Beauty and the Beast on a date of your choice (subject to availability).

If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, then please email   or call 0191 2808020 for further information.