Tracy Turnblad, a plus-size girl has only one passion in life – to dance on the ‘Corny Collins Show’ on TV.
Opera Australia presents a ripping yarn encompassing Pharaohs, treasure, tombs and secrets, wrapped up in the miraculous music of Mozart.
A hand-picked selection of the funniest and freshest acts of Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event.
A rock-n-roll, animal free circus that delivers breathtaking stunts, irreverent humour and cracking live music.
Miss Ivory Tinklefinger, Queen of Sleep, is hired to sing you to sleep but tonight her piano has a mind of its own.

Welcome to the Civic Theatre Newcastle

The dramatic Civic Theatre is one of Australia's great historic theatres and hosts a wide range of concerts, musicals, plays, dance and other events. Of state significance, the Civic has been wowing audiences for more than 80 years!

Newcastle is Australia's seventh largest city and the 1520 seat Civic Theatre is one of Newcastle’s most popular and prestigious venues which holds a proud place in the hearts of Novocastrians. Designed by famed 1920's theatre architect Henry Eli White in his famous ‘Spanish Baroque’ style, a visit to the Civic Theatre with its grand marble foyer and staircase, terrazzo balcony, beautiful interiors and historic main auditorium chandelier, makes for a stunning and unforgettable experience.

Located within the cultural precinct of Newcastle, Civic Theatre also houses the Playhouse, an intimate 201 seat theatre which is equally popular with amateur and touring productions. Adjacent to the theatre is Newcastle City Hall, boasting 7 function rooms, from the 825 seat Concert Hall to the intimate Waratah Room, ideal for a boardroom style meeting. These spaces combine to create a conference and event space unlike any other in the City.

The Civic Theatre Subscription Season is a diverse and entertaining program of dance, drama, comedy, cabaret, film and children's shows held in the Civic Theatre and Playhouse. Subscribing to the Season will ensure you get great seats and make savings of up to 20% off normal tickets prices.

Speak to our friendly Box Office staff to find out more on 4929 1977.

Visit Us

375 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

We’re located in the heart of Newcastle, opposite the Civic train station. View map.

Civic Theatre Newcastle

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