Below is a list of the top and leading Theatres in Newcastle. To help you find the best Theatres located near you in Newcastle, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Newcastle’s Best Theatres:
The top rated Theatres dealing with the hosting of big events like theatrical shows and conerts are:
- Newcastle Civic Theatre
- The Royal Exchange
- Newcastle Repertory Club Inc.
Newcastle Civic Theatre
Newcastle Civic Theatre was designed by prominent architect Henry Eli White and opened in 1929. Regarded as one of the finest architects of the period, Henry White specialised in cinemas or ‘picture palaces’ as they were then called.
Although designed as a live-theatre, the Civic was immediately leased as a cinema to Northern Amusements (in association with Newcastle Theatres Pty Ltd and Greater Union). In 1941 Hoyts gained control and the Civic continued under this management until 1973. City Of Newcastle then decided to move towards more live productions and phase out cinema operations completely. This adaption was undertaken over 1974-76.
Concerts, Musicals, Plays, Dance, Other Events, Parking, Food & Drink, Venue Hire
“Lovely, beautiful theatre, fantastic & friendly staff, great seating. Only trouble is parking for the disabled. Even arriving over an hour before doors opened, although flat, it was a long trek on a cold night to & from the car. Otherwise highly recommend seeing a show here. Very enjoyable!!” – Loll Hatter
The Royal Exchange
The Royal Exchange is a small creative arts establishment in the style of European and New York basement-like art community houses. They are home to Experimental Performances, Music, Art House, Cult and Foreign Movies, World Music Concerts… and always welcome the Frivolous, the Ridiculous and the Irrelevant (as well as Irreverant)
Live Shows, Art, The Drawing Room, Gallery Specs, Auditorium, Cafe Area, Basement
“Wonderful old theatre, I do life drawing here. Such a quaint space with a lovely slightly neglected vibe.” – Milly Morison
Newcastle Repertory Club Inc.
Newcastle Theatre Club Inc. is one of the busiest regional theatre companies in Australia. With eight mainstage shows per year, four “Indie” productions, play readings, special events like “Play in a Day”, working bees and social events, the opportunities to participate on and offstage are unparalleled. They love to welcome new members to become part of our theatre family.
Mainstage Shows, “Indie” Productions, Play Readings, Special Events
“Superb community theatre that deserves everyone’s support.” – Leslie Wiles