COVID-19 Changes to Shows

Due to the recent announcement by the Australian Government recommending all public gatherings of more than 100 people should not proceed, there have been a number of affected shows in our venues – the Civic Theatre, City Hall and Civic Playhouse.

The table below shows all available information at the time of publication. It will be updated as soon as new information from our promoters and producers is received.

As a ticket holder of an affected event, you do not need to contact us. Our ticketing provider, Ticketek, will be in touch with regard to new dates, rescheduled tours, refunds, etc.

Please note, we are working hard to reschedule shows into an already very full calendar. As I’m sure you can appreciate, this is a very difficult time for those in the arts and entertainment industry and we appreciate your patience as we work to achieve the best possible long-term outcomes.

While it is disappointing to have a highly anticipated event cancelled or postponed, at this time, we ask you to consider the many thousands of people who work in the industry – both on stage and behind-the-scenes – who are facing severe impacts on their livelihoods. These people work hard to bring so much joy to our lives, let’s be kind and mindful of theirs at this most trying of times.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Show Name  Venue Original Date/s  Note  New Date/s
Music of the Guns      Fort Scratchley   Sat 14 March Cancelled              
Ross Noble - Humournoid Civic Theatre Thur 19 March Rescheduled Fri 9 October 2020
Rockin' Through the Ages Civic Theatre Fri 20 March Cancelled
50 Shades of Ethnic - Sooshi Mango Civic Theatre Sat 21 March Rescheduled  Fri 6 November 2020
Tim Minchin - Back Civic Theatre 23-24 March Rescheduled Wed & Thur 27-28 Jan 2020
Arvo Part & Shostakovich Australian Chamber Orchestra City Hall Thur 26 March Cancelled
Gordon Koang - Music in Exile The Playhouse Thur 26 March Cancelled
Chess the Musical Civic Theatre 27-28 March Rescheduled 26-27 Feb 2021
Costume The Playhouse Sat 28 March Cancelled
Small Island - Civic Cinema The Playhouse Sun 29 March Cancelled
The Lehmann Trilogy - Civic Cinema The Playhouse Sun 29 March Cancelled
Carl Barron Civic Theatre 31 Mar -15 May Rescheduled 6-21 Oct 2020 (see website)
Newcastle Writers Festival City Hall 3-5 April Cancelled
Hunter in Concert City Hall Wed 8 April Cancelled
Frankenstein - Civic Cinema The Playhouse Sun 12 April Cancelled
The Gershwins Porgy & Bess - Civic Cinema The Playhouse Sun 12 April Cancelled
The Witches - Hunter Drama Playhouse 15-18 April Rescheduled 14-18 April 2021
Sleeping Beauty Moscow Ballet Civic Theatre Fri 17 April Rescheduled Fri 19 March 2021
Echoes of the Jazz Age City Hall Sat 18 April Rescheduled Sat 10 Oct 2020
Running in the Shadows - The Fleetwood Mac Show Civic Theatre Sat 18 April Rescheduled Sat 20 February 2021
Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet - Civic Cinema The Playhouse Sun 19 April Cancelled
Cyrano De Bergerac - Civic Cinema The Playhouse Sun 19 April Cancelled
Spirit of the Dance Civic Theatre Wed 22 April Rescheduled  Mon 12 October 2020
Goldner String Quartet MusicaViva Newcastle Conservatorium (Ticketek Sales) Thur 23 April Cancelled
Backbone - Gravity & Other Myths Season 2020 Civic Theatre Fri 24 April Cancelled
Cyrano De Bergerac - Civic Cinema The Playhouse Sun 26 April Cancelled
Tommy Little Civic Theatre Fri 1 May Rescheduled Fri 27 Nov 2020
Ben Elton Civic Theatre Sat 2 May Rescheduled Sat 10 April 2021
Gospel According to Paul Civic Theatre Sat 9 May Postponed TBC
Wet Wet Wet Civic Theatre Sun 10 May Cancelled
Newcastle Comedy Festival Civic Theatre 16 & 23 May Rescheduled Sat 21 Nov & Sun 22 Nov 2020
Burn the Floor Civic Theatre Sun 17 May Cancelled
The Gruffalo's Child Civic Theatre 19-20 May Cancelled Will re-tour late 2020. Dates TBA
Urzila Carlson Civic Theatre 21-22 May Rescheduled 7-8 Nov 2020
World of Musicals Civic Theatre Sun 24 May Rescheduled Thur 10 June 2021
Cho-Liang Lin & Jon Kimura Parker MusicaViva Newcastle Conservatorium (Ticketek Sales) Thur 28 May Cancelled
Creedence Clearwater Collective The Playhouse Fri 29 May Rescheduled Sat 30 Jan 2021
The Sapphires Civic Theatre 29-30 May Cancelled Will re-tour in 2021. Dates TBA
Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow Civic Theatre 5-6 June Cancelled
Celtic Illusion Reimagined Civic Theatre Sun 7 June Postponed TBC
Peter Williams The Playhouse Tue 9 June Cancelled
The 91 Storey Treehouse Civic Theatre 9-10 June Postponed TBC
APIA Good Times Tour Civic Theatre Fri 12 June Resheduled Fri 4 June 2021
Taylor Henderson Playhouse Sat 13 June Rescheduled Fri 11 June 2021
Stars of Newcastle - NSW Cancer Council Civic Theatre Sat 13 June Rescheduled Sat 20 March 2021
3 Legends in Concert Civic Theatre Sun 14 June Rescheduled Sun 21 Feb 2021
Australian Chamber Orchestra - Four Seasons & Beyond City Hall Fri 19 June Cancelled
Wicked - Newcastle Grammar School Civic Theatre 24-27 June Rescheduled 10-13 March 2021
Just Macbeth Playhouse 1-11 July Cancelled
The Man With the Iron Neck Civic Theatre 2-3 July Cancelled Will re-tour in 2021. Dates TBA
Prada's Priscillas Civic Theatre 10 July Rescheduled Fri 23 October 2020
Mother & Son Civic Theatre 17-18 July Cancelled
Leaving Jackson (June Carter & Johnny Cash Show) Civic Theatre Thur 23 July Rescheduled Sat 29 May 2021
Chanticleer - Musica Viva Newcastle Conservatorium (Ticketek Sales) Fri 24 July Cancelled
Human Nature Good Good Life Tour Civic Theatre Tue 4 Aug Rescheduled Thur 16 Sept 2021
Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Metropolitan Players Civic Theatre 12-22 August Rescheduled 18-28 August 2021
Goldmund Quartet - Musica Viva Newcastle Conservatorium (Ticketek Sales) 15 August Cancelled
Do Your Parents Know You're Straight? The Playhouse 19-22 Aug Postponed 15-21 Feb 2021
The Wharf Revue Goodnight & Goodluck Civic Theatre 26-27 Aug Postponed TBC
Australian Chamber Orchestra - Baroque Brilliance City Hall Thur 27 Aug Cancelled
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Civic Theatre Sat 3 Aug Cancelled
Animal Farm Civic Theatre 3-4 Sept Postponed TBC
John Williamson 'Winding Back' Civic Theatre Sat 5 Sept Rescheduled Sat 3 July 2021
Carmen - Opera Australia Civic Theatre Tue 8 Sept Postponed TBC (likely 2021)
Bluey's Big Play Civic Theatre 16-18 Sept Rescheduled  3-4 March 2021
The Doors Alive (UK) Civic Theatre Wed 14 Oct Rescheduled Wed 6 Oct 2021 City Hall
Julia Morris 'I'm Not Even Joking' Civic Theatre Fri 16 Oct Rescheduled Sat 8 May 2021