Prize Fighter

Wednesday to Saturday, 19-22 September
35 days from now
The most perfectly structured, brilliantly produced and best acted new play. The Australian

Presented by La Boite Theatre Company & Brisbane Festival

Get ringside in the theatre for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the visceral thrill of live boxing.

Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known.

Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he soon discovers it’s not just his opponents he has to outdo, but the demons from his tortuous past as a boy soldier.

Prize Fighter is adrenaline-pumping, full-contact theatre at its best. Limited seating - get in quick.

Duration 70mins no interval. General Admission Seating only.
16yrs + Violence, Sexual References & Adult Themes

Prize Fighter Change of Venue 26/6/2018
Civic Theatre Newcastle regretfully informs our patrons that we have had to change the venue for our upcoming presentation of Prize Fighter, by La Boite Theatre Company. The Season 2018 production of Prize Fighter was to be staged at Tuff 'n' Up Boxing Gym in Newcastle West, however due to changes in leasing arrangements Tuff 'n' Up is no longer in a position to facilitate this. All show times and dates will remain unchanged.
We regret that we are unable to present this work in a gym as advertised, however due to the short lead time and the planning required to meet obligations we have instead opted to stage the work in the Civic Theatre. Rest assured that our technical and venue staff are working to ensure that we are still able to deliver this work in the most authentic, and engaging way possible and our new seating plan will be available to view soon. We hope that you will continue to support our Season 2018 with your attendance to Prize Fighter in its new venue.
The Civic Theatre Box Office can be contacted on (02) 4929 1977 for all ticketing enquiries.



Sponsored by


  • Wednesday 19 September 2018 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 20 September 2018 8:00 PM
  • Friday 21 September 2018 6:00 PM
    8:30 PM
  • Saturday 22 September 2018 6:00 PM
    8:30 PM

A one off service/delivery fee applies to all online & phone purchases.

A payment processing fee of 1.95% applies to all purchases made by credit or debit card and is not included in the quoted price.

A payment processing fee does not apply for purchases made through Ticketek agents or outlets when using cash, or when redeeming a Ticketek Gift Voucher.

A 1 cent variation may occur on your price per ticket/item due to rounding.

All ticket/item prices include GST, if applicable, and are quoted in AU$.


  • Adult $48
  • Subscriber $38
  • Conc $42
  • Youth (15-21) $30
  • Standing Room Only $15


  • Ticketek Box Office
  • 4929 1977


Civic Theatre
375 Hunter Street