Food & 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 Monday - Saturday with late night openings.  Follow us on Facebook at to hear about events such as playwright talks, poetry events and wine tastings.  

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

Harvest & Soul Catering & Events are the in-house caterer for all Civic Theatre business events, functions and weddings.

Harvest & Soul is a leading national company that engages communities and energises venues through their professional, personalised and local catering and event management services.
The Harvest & Soul food philosophy revolves around supporting local food and beverage producers and creating menus utilising the freshest seasonal produce. Menus created for Newcastle City Hall demonstrate a commitment to ethically and sustainably grown food and wines from the Newcastle region.

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

With contemporary, flexible and affordable menus catering to all dietary requirements, options available throughout our magnificent venues include: 

  • Morning tea / afternoon tea / coffee breaks
  • Working lunches / gourmet barbecues / individual lunch boxes
  • Hot and cold fingerfood / cocktail functions
  • Contemporary multi-course gourmet dinners
  • Themed banquets in the historic Civic Theatre auditorium
  • A la carte dining in the award-winning Civic Brasserie

 More information and menues by Harvest and Soul