Dining Experiences

Civic Theatre offers an affordable local and delicious dining option intertwined with the theatre experience.


Pre-show Dining

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Reserve your own table and dine among the majesty of the iconic Civic Theatre

Pre-show Dining is an intimate dining experience offered for all evening performances in the main auditorium. Timed perfectly around the theatre experience, the specially curated pre-show dining menu will showcase local and seasonal produce, a perfect beginning to a night at the theatre.

Pre-show Dining offers a seasonal set menu, including fresh bread on arrival and a Main with sides, per person. A price for Children (under 12) is available. Children select from the set menu and receive a smaller serve.

We recommend adding on 'Pre-Show Dining' when you purchase your performance tickets. This option will appear in the shopping cart. Pre-purchasing includes a seasonal set menu meal and ensures a table reservation. Bookings are strictly limited.

Pre-purchase your Pre-show Dining today by selecting your desired date

Pre-purchasing closes a week prior to the show date. However, if your Pre-show Dining reservation is required within the next seven days, please click here to make a table reservation.

Please read the Pre-show Dining terms and conditions.


Gourmet Food Boxes

Pre-order a delicious gourmet box for two to nibble on before or during the show!

Cost Mon to Sat $49.60, Sun $54.60

To order: Choose a show to see, select Buy Tickets, select seats and the Gourmet Food Box will be offered (if available) in the shopping cart before you check out.

Gourmet Food Boxes will be available for pick up 1 hour prior to the performance start time at the appropriate bar.

Please note the Gourmet Box may contain products with gluten, dairy, soy & nuts. No substitutions or menu alterations are available.

  • Civic Theatre performance - collect from the Civic Theatre Cafe
  • Playhouse performance - collect from the Playhouse bar
  • City Hall performance - collect from the Cummings Bar
  • Boxes are permitted into the auditorium.
  • Additional food and drink requested on the night can be paid for by cash or card.
  • Purchase of a box does not reserve you a table.

Please read the Gourmet Food Box Terms & Conditions


Civic Theatre Bar

Open one hour before a show.

Soak up the ambience. Civic Theatre Bar is the perfect pre-show meeting place for friends ahead of your performance.

Ask about the drink specials. Grab'n'Go food options available.

Civic Theatre Café

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Open daily Monday to Friday 7am to 2.00pm.

The Civic Theatre Café is your local go-to for fresh, delicious, and affordable breakfast and lunch options in the Newcastle CBD. With aromatic brews by Glitch Coffee Roasters, an impressive selection of The Tea Collective handcrafted specialty teas and daily breakfast and lunch specials, you'll be wanting to come back time and again.

Pre-order via phone on 4974 2070 or drop in and see us in Wheeler Place.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend booking your table in advance. Click here to reserve your table, or call our friendly staff on 4974 2070

Contact Us

Our day trade opening hours are Monday to Friday 7.00am to 2.00pm 4974 2070