Coming soon to Newcastle!

September is looking to be a fantastic month for theatre in Newcastle. There’s something for everyone; with fringe theatre, ballet and political satire all making their way onto the Newcastle stage. The opening of The Factory — a new 577 seat live theatre venue in Adamstown — as well as the emergence of new local talent, guarantees that Newcastle is no longer a forgotten destination on the arts map. Here are some September highlights for the Novocastrian theatre-goer:


Outlast Tantrum Theatre

Tantrum Theatre, Newcastle’s leading theatre for young people, presents Outlast. Tantrum Theatre welcomed 2012 by presenting a series of home-grown productions that focus on what it means to be Novocastrian. With Outlast, they will be taking advantage of one of Newcastle’s most iconic and controversial public spaces, by presenting this performance in the Hunter Street Mall. Directed by Rachel Jackett in collaboration with a creative team, this innovative work explores survival, and aims to reinvent the way we view our city and our own reality.

6 September – 9 September

Keightley Street (under the market sails), Hunter Street Mall, Newcastle

The Elephant Man

Elephant Man

Directed by award winning theatrical producer Don W. McEwan, the original stage adaptation of this heart-breaking story comes to Newcastle for the first time. Based on the true story of Joseph Carey Merrick, a sufferer of Proteus Syndrome during Victorian era England, the story follows his incredible journey; beginning with his enslavement in a circus freak show. The production will be staged at Newcastle’s new live venue – The Factory Adamstown; an amphitheatre style venue that enables the audience to get up-close to the action.

7 September – 15 September

The Factory Adamstown, Park Avenue, Adamstown
Tickets: or 1300 795 012

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

A much-loved fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty is brought to life by the Imperial Russian Ballet Company. This is a wonderful opportunity to see a world-class ballet performed by a renowned company. The story of Princess Aurora, who is destined to sleep for 100 years until she is awoken by her Prince, will be told with the grace and beauty that only the greatest ballet performers can deliver. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company is one of the great schools that continue with dance traditions that have been passed down for centuries.

8 September – 9 September

Civic Theatre Newcastle

Tickets: or 1300 795 012

Crack Theatre Festival

Crack Theatre Festival

The long weekend brings the Crack Theatre Festival as part of Newcastle’s This is Not Art Festival. Crack Theatre is an innovative national festival held in Newcastle every year that aims to deliver experimental, fringe and cross-art form performances to audiences. It also prides itself on being a platform for emerging artists to establish themselves in the festival circuit. Crack Theatre performances are free and held in various locations around Newcastle.

27 September – 30 September

Visit for performance and location details

Into The Woods

Into The WoodsPantseat Productions will present Sondheim’s fairytale masterpiece at the Civic Playhouse with a modern twist. Little Red, Jack, Rapunzel, Cinderella the Baker and his wife traverse a spellbinding journey through the Woods and Sondheim’s magical score will take you to happy ever after… and back again.

14 September – 22 September

Civic Theatre Playhouse


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