Newcastle City Hall is a conference and function centre that also houses the City of Newcastle Council Chambers. It is a public building that was built in 1929. Over the years it has been adapted and upgraded to provide accessibility services. Venue staff (known as Commissionaires) are also available to assist patrons who may have specific needs.
If booking tickets to a live performance or event in Newcastle City Hall, please let our Box Office staff know of your requirements.
Both the East and Western entrances to Newcastle City Hall lead into the ground foyer lobby where the access lift is located. Cars can drop patrons in Christie Street, or continue around the building to access the Eastern entrance. Both entrances are level and accessible, however, quick access to a lift is found on the Eastern end of City Hall.
Train – the closest train station to Newcastle City Hall is Civic Station. Patrons would need to cross at Merewether Street traffic lights and continue across Wheeler Place to access the Eastern end of the building (approximately 3-4 minutes).
Bus – All city bound buses stop in Hunter Street at the Civic Station bus stop, or if approaching from the Eastern end of Hunter Street, the closest bus stop is at the Clarendon Hotel on Hunter Street, a two minute trip across Wheeler Place to the Eastern end of City Hall.
The City Hall elevator (1200mmm deep / 830mm width / 2000mm height) is accessed from the ground floor on the Eastern end of City Hall and provides access to all levels.
There is only one dedicated accessible car parking space. This is located in the Christie Street car park, close to the Western ground floor entrance.
Accessible seating is available throughout the venue. Please discuss specific requirements directly with Box Office staff on 4929 1977 when booking tickets.
Accessible toilets are available on 1st floor Eastern end next to the Cummings Room behind the Concert Hall.
For further information about accessibility services in the area, please see the Newcastle East Mobility Map.