Primary Schools

Education Season 2021

Our Education Season has two shows suitable for primary school audiences and relevant to the curriculum.

All tickets are $16 for primary school aged children and we offer 1 free ticket for every 20 purchased for the teacher.
Please phone the Ticket Office on 4929 1977 to book or email civicticketoffice@ncc.nsw.gov.au

The 91 Storey Treehouse
Monday 1 March 12.30pm & 6pm
Tuesday 2 March 10.30am & 12.30pm

Andy and Terry's Treehouse has now reached an amazing 91 Stories!


The treehouse is now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool and a giant spider!

But Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they’re about to face their biggest challenge yet! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse and they don’t want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry & Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know- It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?


Running Time: 60mins no interval
Venue: Civic Theatre
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Suitable for ages 6-12
Tickets $16pp
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Visit the new Digital Library - FREE TOURS!

Why not make the most of your trip to Newcastle city centre by combining your theatre visit with a tour of Newcastle Libraries new Digital Library. Located at 12 Stewart Avenue, it’s only a short trip on the light rail (or your bus) to the Civic Theatre. Students will love a chance to dance with Pepper the Humanoid Robot, interact with books from our ‘vault’ with the Magic Box, watch 3D printing or explore space on our HUGE interactive screen.


Thirty minute tours/experiences are available at these times:

Monday 1 March 9.30am, 10.15am, 11am & 12pm
Tuesday 2 March 9.15am, 10.15am, 11am & 12pm.

Maximum Group Size: 50 students.

Bookings are essential to enable us to follow COVID guidelines.

To book for the LIBRARY TOUR only please email jswane at jswane@ncc.nsw.gov.au

War Horse - National Theatre Live
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Wednesday 17 March 11am

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company, the critically acclaimed and international smash-hit play War Horse returns to cinemas for the first time this November to mark Remembrance Day.

At the outbreak of World War One, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Now seen by more than 8 million people around the world, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

Running time 2hrs 35min inc interval

Suitable for ages 10+ Tickets $8pp. CALL THE TICKET OFFICE TO BOOK 4929 1977

Pete the Sheep
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Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge & Tim McGarry Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

Adapted by Monkey Baa in 2014 from the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, with foot-tapping music and lyrics by Phil Scott and comedic direction by Jonathan Biggins, Pete the Sheep is a lively and mischievous award-winning musical for young audiences and their adults.

Shaun isn’t like the other Shearers in Shaggy Gully… he’d rather be styling than shearing and instead of ‘sheep-dog’, he has a ‘sheep-sheep’ named Pete. After being rejected by the shearers and their dogs, Shaun and Pete set up their own Shearing Salon in town and before long word is out and they are inundated with woolly clients and maybe a Ringer or two!

This hilarious show, imaginatively told by four performers playing shearers, dogs and sheep explores the challenges and rewards of being an individual and will be a lasting tribute to honoring your own spirit and strength, whilst working with the flock.

Running time 50mins no interval
Venue: Civic Theatre
Suitable for ages 4-9
Tickets $16pp
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