Civic Theatre

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. 

Civic Theatre hosts a wide range of musicals, plays, concerts, dances, travelling artists, comedy festivals, and other exciting events.

Civic Theatre is a key cultural institution in our city and a major cultural icon for the region.

Located in the heart of Newcastle’s City Centre, the 1520 seat Lyric Theatre is one of Newcastle’s most popular and prestigious venues.

Civic Theatre was designed by the 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. 

Find out what's on at the Civic

For shows and activities at Civic Theatre visit the Civic Theatre Newcastle website