Venue Hire

 Newcastle Venues is a suite of unique, historic and evocative event spaces right in the heart of Newcastle.

From the theatrical grandeur of the Civic Theatre and civic splendour of Newcastle City Hall to Fort Scratchley's breathtaking coastal views and Newcastle Museum's soaring Link Gallery, Newcastle Venues have the perfect space for every occasion.

Concerts and performances, weddings, business and community meetings, expos, film nights, school formals and major corporate conventions can all be accommodated in our fabulous range of rooms.

Browse our Newcastle Venues website for images, capacity charts and room details.

Contact Newcastle Venues for bookings and further information on 02 4974 2166 or


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Civic Theatre

Set in the magnificent surrounds of an art deco, lyric theatre, the Civic Theatre offers attractive corporate facilities, including award winning catering, state of the art technical equipment and affiliated accommodation.

Our rooms include the Main Auditorium, Promonade Room, Commonwealth Promenade, Stall Foyer and Lounge Bar. For a truly unique experience, we can convert the magnificent Civic Theatre Auditorium to banquet style seating and your guests can dance on the stage!


For Hiring Rates please call us on 4974 2166


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The 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 vision of the performance space and accessibility.

For Hiring Rates please call us on 4974 2166


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City Hall

Newcastle City Hall is one of the Hunter Region's largest and most prestigious venues. With seven function & conference rooms, from the intimate Waratah Room to the grand scale of the 820 seat Concert Hall, Newcastle City Hall offers a flexibility unrivalled by any other event venue in Newcastle.

Located in the heart of the Cultural Precinct opposite Civic Park and adjacent to the Civic Theatre, Newcastle City Hall is within close proximity to public transport, accommodation, the CBD, Honeysuckle and parking.  Newcastle City Hall, when combined with adjacent venues (Civic Theatre, Playhouse & Wheeler Place) allows even greater use of our site and can cater to conferences up to 1100.


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Wheeler Place

Flanked on one side by the Civic Theatre against a backdrop of magnificent date palms and adjacent to the City Hall to the south, Wheeler Place offers a unique event destination.

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.


For Hiring Rates please call 4974 2166


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Fort Scratchley

Fort Scratchley Historic Site, with its commanding position guarding the Hunter River Estuary, is undoubtedly Newcastle’s most spectacular vantage point. Overlooking Nobbys Beach and lighthouse, the Fortress boasts panoramic ocean, coastline, harbour and city views.

Fort Scratchley Historic Site is available for hire for all types of functions and events, from private parties to corporate functions.


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