Hire the Playhouse for smaller live performance events.

Perfect for community theatre groups, it also provides great audience comfort, uninterrupted vision of the performance space and accessibility.

Access to the Playhouse theatre is via Hunter Street, just around the corner from the Civic Theatre entrance. Head upstairs past a beautifully restored mural and a fantastic collage of historic posters and programs (or take the lift) and find yourself in the smart surrounds of the Playhouse foyer. Grab a drink at the bar and catch up with friends before the show starts. Considered architecture and design are all part of the comprehensive upgrade to the facilities which occurred in 2004.


Co-located within the same building as the Civic Theatre, The Playhouse includes a new auditorium-seating plan, a lift that provides access to the first floor foyer and second floor auditorium entrance, a comprehensive technical fit-out, new rehearsal and dressing room, foyer bar and box office. The Playhouse (in stark contrast to the Civic Theatre) is a very modern, steep tiered, intimate, flat floor performance space. In short, the Playhouse is a new home for the performing arts in Newcastle. Above all the Playhouse is about providing local practitioners and their audience access to a venue that has as low as possible operating cost that is located in the heart of Newcastle’s Civic and Cultural Precinct.

 Download Technical Specifications (pdf)
 Download the Playhouse Seating Plan (pdf)

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