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 repetitive 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 few surviving late-1920s atmospheric theatres in the country.
This is Newcastle's premier venue for live stage productions, presenting a year round calendar of events, including live music, comedy, dance, live theatre and educational events.
Within the footprint of the Civic Theatre is the Civic Digest, 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 show.
Bar, Cafe, Enquiry Desk, Family Friendly, Parents Room, Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia), Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids), Caters for people who use a wheelchair., Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.