Art & Culture

Newcastle has a thriving arts scene, where creative pursuits are encouraged and artistic flair is celebrated. With more artists per capita than any other city in Australia, art galleries are plentiful.

Cultural Development

Cultural Development plays a role in the development and delivery of Council's Cultural Strategy for 2016-2019.

Newcastle Museum

Newcastle Museum is located at Honeysuckle in Workshop Way. The Museum Free and open Tuesday to Sunday.

Art Gallery

Newcastle Art Gallery is the custodian of one of Australia's most substantial public art collections outside the major capital cities.

City Hall

Opened in 1929, Newcastle City Hall is one of Newcastle's most unique and prestigious venues.

Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre Newcastle is one of Australia's great historic theatres and hosts a wide range of musicals, plays, concerts, dance and other events each year in the nation's seventh largest city.

Playhouse

The re-furbished 205 seat Playhouse provides an intimate, multi-purpose venue delivering high production values for smaller live performance events. Perfect for community groups to hire, it also provides great audience comfort, uninterrupted...

Wheeler Place

Ideal for exhibitions, conference options, product launches and all forms of entertainment, the versatile 1200m² open air space offers a blank canvas for your next event.

Nobbys Headland

Visit Nobbys Lighthouse grounds from 10am to 4pm every Sunday for sweeping views of the city and Pacific Ocean - Entry to the site is free.

Library Services

Discover everything your library has to offer. From DVD's, books and music to internet and school holiday activities.