Food and Drink

Civic Digest

The Civic Digest is a contemporary cafe and bar at the Civic Theatre Newcastle with quality food and beverages, set in an ambient and creative space.  Enjoy a glass of wine, sip delicious coffee or enjoy a tasty light meal before going to the Civic Theatre.  Browse the menu

Open from 7.30am-3pm  Monday - Friday with late night openings on show nights.  Follow us on Facebook at to hear about events such as playwright talks, poetry events and wine tastings.  

Civic Digest have a new pre - show set menu! Enjoy two courses for $35 from 5.45pm - 7pm, then relax with a glass of wine in the Civic Bar before the show!

The new set menu is available at the following Season 2018 shows:
Sydney Dance Company - ab [intra] - Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August 2018
Circa - Humans - Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September 2018
That Place in Between - Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October 2018
The Wharf Revue - Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November 2018 

Bookings essential - Call now to reserve your table for the set menu

Contact Us

Telephone: 02 4927 8552


Civic Bar

Located in the main foyer of the Civic Theatre, the Civic Bar serves a selection of premium beverages & snacks.

Dress Circle Bar

A bar is also located upstairs in the Dress Circle foyer and is open before most shows.

Onsite Catering

Please ring the Newcastle Venues team on 02 4974 2166 for all catering enquiries.