Business Event Venues

Newcastle City Hall, Fort Scratchley and Newcastle Museum combine historic character with modern technology to provide an ideal location for corporate meetings, presentations, workshops and networking events. Whether you are seeking an intimate space for a small function or larger spaces for up to 1500 people, our range of venues will provide the perfect space for your business event.

 

City Hall    
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Waratah Room 
Ground Floor, City Hall

The Waratah Room boasts a separate vestibule making it ideal for interviews, tribunals, registrations or as a private area for morning/afternoon tea and lunch breaks.

Capacity
Theatre: 30
Banquet: 20
Cabaret: 16
Cocktail: 30

 
Newcastle City Hall - Banquet Room

Banquet Room 
Ground Floor, City Hall

With polished timber floors, bar facilities the Banquet Room lends itself to many and varied types of functions. The Banquet Room has ideal access and set-up facilities and is regularly used for dinner/dances, corporate functions, trade shows and exhibitions.

Capacity
Theatre: 250
Banquet: 200
Cabaret: 96
Cocktail: 300

 
Newcastle City Hall - Newcastle Room

Newcastle Room 

Ground Floor, City Hall
This versatile room is popular for meetings and is regularly used for training sessions and seminars.

Capacity
Theatre: 50
Banquet: 40
Cabaret: 32
Cocktail: 50

 
Newcastle City Hall - Mulubinba Room

Mulubinba Room 

First Floor, City Hall 
The Mulubinba Room boasts authentic art deco atmosphere. This fully carpeted room is ideal for small private dinners, cocktail functions, corporate meetings and training sessions.

Capacity
Theatre: 80
Banquet: 50
Cabaret: 40
Cocktail: 80

 
Newcastle City Hall - Concert Hall

Concert Hall 

First Floor, City Hall
The Concert Hall has been acclaimed as one of the finest auditoriums in Australia. It features excellent natural acoustics, air conditioning, superior lighting and comfortable lower and upper gallery seating. The Concert Hall is regularly used for concerts, cabaret, conferences, balls and dinners.

Capacity
Theatre: 805
Banquet: 320
Cabaret: 200
Cocktail: 500

 
Newcastle City Hall - Cummings Room

Cummings Room 

First Floor, City Hall
The Cummings Room is situated immediately adjacent to the Concert Hall and boasts views over the picturesque Civic Park. It has private bar facilities and is ideal for corporate functions, dinners and cocktail parties. The Cummings Room is commonly used as the foyer for the Concert Hall and makes an ideal morning and afternoon tea break area.

Capacity
Theatre: 150
Banquet: 100
Cabaret: 80
Cocktail: 150

 
Newcastle City Hall - Hunter Room

Hunter Room 

Second Floor, City Hall
The Hunter Room’s elegant high-arched windows frame picture perfect views over Civic Park. It has private bar facilities, amenities and a dance floor ideal for cocktail parties and gala dinners.

Capacity
Theatre: 150
Banquet: 100
Cabaret: 72
Cocktail: 150

 
Fort Scratchley    
Fort Scratchley - Function Centre

The Function Centre

The Fort Scratchley Function Centre is a contemporary centre which boasts a light filled space with spectacular views over the ocean ideal for business presentations,workshops, cocktail parties, corporate events and more.

Capacity
Theatre: 150
Banquet: 150
Cabaret: 120
Cocktail: 200            


 
Fort Scratchley - The Barracks

The Barracks 

The Barracks are made up of two adjoining rooms (Barracks North and South) which open onto a small balcony which offers brilliant foreshore and harbour aspects.

Capacity
Theatre: 20
Boardroom: 16
Cocktail: 60


 
Museum    
Newcastle Museum - McIntyre Theatrette

McIntyre Theatrette

The McIntyre Theatrette is equipped with a giant screen, high-quality digital projector and audio sound equipment. It is available for hire day and night and is perfect for corporate presentations, lectures, film nights, performances, workshops and more.

Capacity
Theatre: 160
Banquet: 80
Cocktail: 120

 
Newcastle Museum - Link Gallery

Link Gallery

Built to link the BHP and Supernova buildings, you will be amongst the beautiful pipe organ and historic Buck locomotive. With detailed brickwork and arched windows as a backdrop, this light and spacious room is perfect for private parties, cocktail functions, formal dinner parties, corporate events and product launches.

Capacity
Theatre: 200
Banquet: 160
Cocktail: 180

 
Newcastle Museum - BHP Gallery

BHP Gallery

The BHP Gallery is a unique location as you will be surrounded by the history of steel making in the region. The lower area of the gallery is available for venue hire, and is fantastic for small to medium sized events, such as cocktail parties, a night with a band/entertainer and private parties.

Capacity
Theatre: 60
Banquet: 60
Cocktail: 80

 
Newcastle Museum - Earthball

Earthball

The giant Earth Ball will take your breath away with its size and luminosity. This is a space ideal for small to medium events and is particularly spectacular when utilised for celebrations including business launches, birthdays and intimate cocktail gatherings.

Capacity
Theatre: 80
Banquet: 80
Cocktail: 120

 
Civic Theatre    
Newcastle Civic Theatre - Main Auditorium

Main Auditorium 

The Main Auditorium combines the grandeur of yesteryear with the comfort of today.  The lower level stalls seat 897 whilst the upper level dress circle seats 623. The main auditorium can also be used in Intimate Mode, creating a smaller more intimate space with less capacity. 

Capacity
Theatre: 1500
Banquet: 450 (auditorium seats need to be removed)

 
Newcastle Civic Theatre - Promenade Room

Promenade Room

Originally the Ladies Boudoir, the Promenade Room is today used extensively for meetings, social functions and pre-show gatherings. Adjoining the Balcony overlooking Wheeler Place is ideal for cocktail parties. 

Capacity
Theatre: 20
Banquet: 10
Cocktail: 50

 
Newcastle Civic Theatre - Promenade Room

Commonwealth Promenade

The Commonwealth Promenade Foyer is used regularly for cocktail parties, welcome receptions, launches and even the occasional wedding.

Capacity
Banquet: 60
Cocktail: 100

 
Newcastle Civic Theatre - Entrance Foyer

Stalls Foyer & Entrance Foyer

The stalls foyer is the entrance to the Civic Theatre and is the main foyer area. The space is enhanced by two huge period artworks of Newcastle by Henry Gallop contributing significantly to the art deco ambience.

Capacity
Cocktail: 400

 
Newcastle Civic Theatre - Lounge Bar

Lounge Bar 

The lounge bar is regularly used for daytime meetings and social functions. The décor in this space is an outstanding architectural blend of the new and the old.

Capacity
Theatre: 50
Banquet: 30
Cabaret: 24
Cocktail: 50

 
Newcastle Civic Playhouse

The Playhouse 

The 205 seat Playhouse provides an intimate, multi-purpose venue delivering high production values for smaller live performance events. Perfect for community groups to hire, it also provides great audience comfort, uninterrupted vision of the performance space and accessibility.

Capacity
Theatre: 205