Location & Parking

How To Get To Newcastle

By Road - If approaching from the south, the F3 freeway from Sydney will have you arriving in Newcastle in just 2 hours.

By Air - Newcastle airport (Williamtown) is the major regional airport and is located 30 minutes from Newcastle city centre. Many direct flights are available on a daily basis from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

By Rail - The theatre is located directly opposite Civic Railway Station (however as of January 2015 trains terminate at Hamilton which is a few suburbs away). Newcastle is part of the CityRail Network. There are frequent return services daily from the Central Coast and Sydney to Hamilton with connecting buses into Newcastle city. Countrylink trains connect Newcastle to Sydney, Brisbane and other country centres.

By Bus -  Newcastle Buses have bus stops on Hunter Street outside the theatre. A Fare Free Zone is available for buses operating in the inner city daily from 7.30am until 6.00pm.

By Taxi - Two local taxi companies are Newcastle Taxis (131 008) and Newcastle Hire Cars (02 4960 1800)

Parking - There are a number of parking options surrounding Civic Theatre Newcastle. The most convenient being:

  • Civic West Parking Station, located at Gibson Street and a 5 minute walk to the theatre. Open 24 hours 7 days a week, Parking fees apply (02 4926 4990).
  • Wharf Road Car Park, Newcastle, located near the Crown Plaza Hotel with Entry via Centenary or Wharf Roads. Parking fees apply (1800 727 5464).
  • Wright Lane Car Park, located near Newcastle Museum and a 5 minute walk to the theatre. Parking fees apply.
  • Civic Car Park, located behind City Library with entry via Darby Street and a 5 minute walk to the theatre. Open 24 hours 7 days a week. Parking fees apply.
  • On street parking and metered parking surrounding the Civic Theatre includes King Street, Auckland Street and Hunter Street. Please see street signs.