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Newcastle City Hall

Venue Highlights

Strutting her stuff in the heart of the city, Newcastle City Hall is one of Newcastle's finest historic venues, and offers a stunning backdrop for your next event. This unique venue delivers wow-factor conferences, events, gala dinners and live performances time and time again.

The seven function and conference rooms of Newcastle City Hall, from the intimate Waratah Room to the grand scale of the 820 seat Concert Hall, offer a flexibility unrivalled by any other event venue in Newcastle. Designed by famed 1920s theatre architect Henry Eli White in his famous 'Spanish Baroque' style, Newcastle City Hall boasts architecture and ambience as dramatic as the performances that have graced the stages of this magnificent building for more than 80 years.


Just two hours' drive from Sydney, 30 minutes from Newcastle Airport and across the road from the light rail stop, Newcastle City Hall is well positioned to meet the needs of clients. Easy access to public transport, street parking and parking stations close by. In addition, Newcastle City Hall is just a short walk from Queens Wharf ferry terminal.

Within five minutes walk of the venue are more than 1000 accommodation rooms, and within ten minutes are the City's major attractions, including beaches, the harbour foreshore, cafes and restaurants.


There are more than 1000 accommodation rooms within a five minute stroll of the venue, and a further 1000 within a 10 minute drive.

Catering Information

Harvest and Soul Catering and Events are the in-house caterers at Newcastle City Hall and one of the four caterers for Newcastle Museum. Harvest and Soul are committed to producing the highest quality cuisine created from locally sourced produce. With over 15 years of experience in the catering and events industries, they know how to deliver the highest quality food and support your event for success.

Technical Facilities

The preferred AV supplier at Newcastle City Hall is Fordtronic Video & Sound Pty Ltd. For the last 30 years, the company has been a leader in the audio visual equipment hire for the conference industry in Newcastle and surrounds. Using state-of-the-art equipment and offering a high standard of service, the expert team at Fordtronic will make your next event seamless and hassle free.

Additional Information

Newcastle City Hall also manages Fort Scratchley Historic Site, which presents an outstanding off site dinner option for your conference.

Fort Scratchley Historic Site is a unique and spectacular venue situated in a commanding position at the entrance to Newcastle Harbour. Built in the late 1800s to protect the Newcastle coastline, the Fort is rich in military history and offers stunning views of the city, harbour and beaches. Bunker down in the tunnels buried deep into the headland and learn the remarkable significance that this site as to the history of Newcastle.

The onsite Multipurpose Centre with a capacity of 150 guests offers a light filled space with specatuclar views of the the ocean. An attached timber deck provides the perfect outdoor space for pre - dinner drinks.

Room Details

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Room Size Room Height Theatre Style Classroom Boardroom Ushape Dinner/Banquet CockTail
Concert Hall 382 0 820 120 80 70 330 500
Banquet Room 365 3 250 80 50 40 200 300
Mulubinba Room 114 2.8 70 27 25 30 50 70
Cummings Room 193 2.8 150 75 30 40 100 200
Hunter Room 200 2.8 150 75 30 40 100 200
Waratah Room 45 2.8 30 12 10 15 20 30
Newcastle Room 85 3 20 27 20 20 40 50
290 King Street, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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