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 Theatre is one of Newcastle's most vibrant cultural institutions and an iconic site in the heart of our city. Owned and managed by Newcastle City Council, the theatre has been in the business of entertainment for over 85 years. It is Newcastle's most popular and prestigious venue for arts and culture and has helped shape the dynamic cultural identity of the city.
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 200 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.