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Civic Theatre is located 375 Hunter Street Newcastle, with entry points off Hunter Street or Wheeler Place.
Ticket holders with printed tickets or E-Tickets (presented on a mobile device) can proceed directly to the allocated theatre doors for scanning, before being seated.
Tickets marked for collection can be picked up from the Ticket Counter, located in the venue foyer and open 2hrs before the performance.
Read more on Civic Theatre accessibility.
Plan your trip to Civic Theatre
By Bike and Walking: Civic Theatre's central location makes it ideal to arrive by foot or bike. It is within walking distance from Newcastle Beach, Darby Street, King Edward Park, The Junction, Marketown, the Stockton Ferry and more. Cyclists can take advantages of bike routes found in the Newcastle cycling map.
By Public transport: Trains, buses, light rail and a ferry service can all help you get to Civic Theatre, with accessible transport options to help everyone access the venue. An Opal Card, or a credit/debit card, allows easy access to all public transport ticketing throughout the City. Use trip planner or an app such as Opal Travel to plan your trip.
Train: All trains terminate at the interchange. From there you can take the Light Rail from the interchange or the 11 or 13 bus from Hunter Street
Ferry: The ferry connects Stockton to the city centre and can offer a pleasant final leg to arrive from Port Stephens locations, including the Newcastle Airport.
Light rail: The closest light rail stop is "Civic" and connects to destinations between The Interchange and Newcastle Beach, including the ferry terminal at Queens Wharf.
Bus: The closest stop, "University House, King St" (Stop ID 230048), is located just west of City Hall and is serviced by buses 11 (from Jesmond, University and Mayfield), 13 (from Glendale, John Hunter Hospital and New Lambton) and 23 (from Wallsend and North Lambton). The bus stop "Newcastle Art Gallery, Darby St" (Stop ID 230067) is serviced by bus 14 (from Swansea, Charlestown and Kotara)
Drop-off zone: There is a 5 minute drop-off zone located 282 King Street (outside The Kingsley) approximately 150m to Civic Theatre.
By Taxi: Two local taxi companies are Newcastle Taxis (131 008) and Newcastle Hire Cars (02 4960 1800).
Parking: You can find accessible parking with the City of Newcastle's accessible parking map.
How To Get To Newcastle
By Train: Intercity trains come directly from Sydney (2.5 hours), Maitland (30 minutes), Dungog (1 hour) and Scone (2 hours) to Newcastle Interchange. NSW Trainlink services arrive at Broadmeadow Station.
By Regional bus: Regional buses arrive at the Newcastle Interchange from Taree, Nelson Bay, Raymond Terrace, Cessnock and other locations.
By Private vehicle: It takes approximately 2 hours from Sydney along the M1 Freeway.
By Air: Newcastle Airport (Williamtown) is the major regional airport and is located 30 minutes drive or 1 hour by public transport from Newcastle city centre. Many direct flights are available on a daily basis from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.