Civic Theatre Newcastle

375 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300

Ph: 0249291977



The Civic Theatre Newcastle is one of Australia’s great historic theatres with a richly baroque interior sure to delight and inspire. The exterior of the building references the Georgian revival style with elegant arched windows.

The heritage listed theatre was designed by theatre architect Henry Eli White who was responsible for the design of Newcastle City Hall and the State Theatre in Sydney. In a spectacular celebratory ceremony, it was opened by the Premier of New South Wales in 1929. It is one of the few surviving late-1920s atmospheric theatres in the country.

The Civic is Newcastle’s premier venue for live performance, presenting a year-round calendar of events including live music, comedy, dance, drama and musicals.

Within the footprint of the Civic Theatre is the Civic Theatre Cafe, a contemporary cafe and bar with quality food and beverages set in an ambient and creative space. Enjoy a glass of wine, sip delicious coffee or enjoy a tasty light meal before going to a show.