Art and Culture

Newcastle has nurtured, supported and inspired generations of artists. Boasting more artists per capita than any other city in Australia, it is a thriving creative hub. Wander around town and you’ll find a wide range of galleries and public art that populates the Newcastle landscape.

The City of Newcastle owns and operates many of the cultural institutions listed below and actively supports the creative sector through grants and sponsorship opportunities.

Explore this creative city, see What's On today and keep an eye out for New Annual - the city's annual festival in September.

Newcastle Museum

Newcastle Museum

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

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

City Hall

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

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.
Library Services

Library Services

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