Civic Theater set to revive the city with live performances in 2022

A sizzling new show schedule will rekindle Newcastle audiences’ passion for live performances following the online launch of the new Civic Theater subscription season.

Offering everything from stand-up comedy and contemporary circus to deeply moving plays, the new season has been carefully curated to suit a wide range of ages and tastes.

Newcastle Mayor Nuatali Nelmes has said the Civic Theater season 2022 launch comes at an exciting time for Novocastrians, with restrictions set to be lifted even further from December 15.

“The theme for the Civic Theater season for 2022 is ‘Rekindle’, which is about supporting our city’s vibrant cultural scene after another year disrupted by COVID and encouraging Novocastrians to return to the theater to experience the wonder of the spectacle. live with family and friends, ”said Cr Nelmes.

“Few industries have been hit harder by the economic impact of the pandemic than the performing arts. This new season of shows is a very pleasant way for the Novocastes to show their support for this sector, especially as the restrictions continue to ease.

Civic Theater director Leonie Wallace said the new program for 2022 covers a wide range of genres and styles that will appeal to audiences of all ages, including new offerings and touring productions both locally and nationally.

The 2022 season will see the return of the hugely popular Sydney and Melbourne comedy festivals, as well as performances from Newcastle’s own Stray Dogs Theater Company, Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub and for the first time, Knock and Run Theater Company.

“Families will enjoy the prehistoric world of Erth or the magical musical circus of Wolfgang and music fans will love The Sapphires by HIT Productions. Main stage theater productions in 2022 include Jane Eyre of Shake & Stir Theater co. and Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theater, ”Ms. Wallace said.

“Local productions in 2022 will feature Creativity, a new original work from perennial favorites Stray Dogs Theater Co., Grappling from the Edge by Catapult Dance and Airness by Knock & Run Theater Company.

Guests of the Civic Theater are invited to enjoy pre-show drinks and live local music on opening night, and for some performances, a new pre-theater dining experience is just steps away in the banquet hall. from the town hall. “

With the purchase of three or more shows, spectators become members of the Civic Theater and will receive additional benefits such as free parking, reduced tickets, access to the best seats and pre-show drinks at reduced prices. in the foyer.

The 2022 Civic Theater subscription season goes on sale to the general public on Friday, December 3, following a special presale for current subscribers.

Visit the Civic Theater Newcastle website to view the 2022 Membership Season brochure.

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Kenneth T. Shippee