T: (02) 4929 4969 Dean Winter


Sun 11th March 6pm


Online tickets available HERE

We Dont Need A Map

The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere. Warwick Thornton tackles this fiery subject head on in a bold and poetic essay film, that challenges us to consider the place of the Southern Cross in the Australian psyche. Producer Brendan Fletcher may join us for Skype Q& A.

Fri 16th March

Staged Reading by Carl Caufield


Tues 20th March 6.30pm $20


Life drawing session with Live Models, Projections and as convivial Artmosphere

Bring your own equipment, no booking necessary

Wed 21st to Sun 25th March

 Tickets available at www.newcastlefringe.com.au

 Wed 21st March

7.30pm   A Showgirl : Deconstructed

9pm        Shaken : A James Bond Cabaret

Thurs 22nd March

6pm       A Nerdy Science Show

7.30pm  A Showgirl : Deconstructed

9pm       Shaken : A James Bond Cabaret

Fri 23rd March

6pm       A Nerdy Science Show

7.30pm  A Showgirl : Deconstructed

9pm       Shaken : A James Bond Cabaret

Sat 24th March

1.30pm   Wouldman

4.30pm   Sister Ursuline

6pm       A Nerdy Science Show

7.30pm  A Showgirl : Deconstructed

9pm       Shaken : A James Bond Cabaret

10.30pm  Wouldman

Sun 25th March

1.30pm    Wouldman

3pm         Sister Ursuline

4pm        Girls To The Front

6pm        Wouldman

 7.30pm   A Showgirl : Deconstructed

9pm        Shaken : A James Bond Cabaret


Mon 26th March 7.30pm

Sat 31st March 7pm

online tickets available HERE

Travel Back to The... um Past in this 1980s inspired night of sexy and silly shenanigans and performance art!. A night of burlesque, dance and comdey where the kitchy, tacky, neon and the weird and wonderful is celebrated. Join us on the 31st March for a one Big Haired Burlesque event! a Featuring burlesque and cabaret performers from all around NSW.

A Dark Burlesk Cabaret Show featuring local and guest performers including:

PORCELAIN (Blue Mountains)


DANI (Newcastle)



EBONY STRANGE (Upper Hunter)

JESTER PECULIAR (Blue Mountains)



and group performances by:




This show is strictly 18 and over only. There will be some level of nudity. The show is performed within a feminist framework and any inappropriate behaviour towards performers will not be tolerated and will result in immediate ejection from the venue. This is a condition of entry.

We sold out last time don't miss out on tickets to this show!

Tues 3rd April 6.30pm $20


Life drawing session with Live Models, Projections and as convivial Artmosphere

Bring your own equipment, no booking necessary


Fri 6th April 7pm $20
Mark Swivel

tickets available online HERE


Another slightly drunk TED talk. From Near Dead White Male Productions.
Who among us would be PM? No weekends, no job security, no...power. But with the position permanently vacant, it's time for someone to step up. Is that someone, Mark Swivel? Probably not. He's clearly unfit for public office, but that seems compulsory these days. Swivel launches his killer Ten Point Plan for A Country Worth Living In, using nothing but Venn Diagrams and a Hula Hoop. Fully costed and as thought-through. You might end up in his cabinet. Absurd, timely, oddly inspiring. Good to be with you!

Come see Swiv before he heads to Melbourne and Canberra Comedy Festivals. Phillip Adams gave him a koala stamp. He hosted Studio One with Ita Buttrose. Mark is also the MC of Dustyesky, Australia’s leading genuine fake Russian choir, who are heading to Womad in March. "From politics to punctuation, pools and penis pumps, no topic is too random as he crafts together a very funny show" - Meredith Walker, Blue Curtains Brisbane, on Swiv's last show, Dad. Joke

 Sat 7th April


This April 7th will see Newcastle Singer-Songwriter Jason Lowe launch his brand new record "Sorrow & Splendour"
It will be an intimate evening featuring stories and songs from the new album performed on Acoustic Guitars and Piano.
This will be Lowe's final performance in Newcastle before he moves to Melbourne shortly after to further pursue a career in music.
Jason Lowe is a composer, performer and visual artist, originally hailing from Newcastle, NSW Australia.
Lowe has spent a decade earning a name for himself among the singer-songwriter scene of Australia and the USA and Canada, calling the latter home for 2 years.
In the tradition of the 1970’s singer-songwriters that he so deeply reveres he is a troubadour in the truest sense, touring constantly, frequenting the folk clubs, coffee houses and the growing house concert scene in Australia and the Northern hemisphere.
His performances are intimate, a euphoric experience to be remembered, embodying an emotional, poetic and musical power likening him to such greats as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.
His astounding abilities both as a composer and performer, as well as his prodigious skills on the lap slide guitar and acoustic guitars, vocals and harmonica, are mesmerising and awe inspiring.
www.jasonlowe.bandcamp.com (For all full album listening/downloads)

www.jasonlowemusic.com (For all show dates and info etc)


Sat 14th April

Short Story Reading


Tues 17th April 6.30pm $20


Life drawing session with Live Models, Projections and as convivial Artmosphere

Bring your own equipment, no booking necessary

 Sat 21st April 4pm $20



The second series of The Wireless Chronicles – is set in the 1930s, the era of the Great Depression following the Wall Street Crash in America which spread world wide.

Enjoy an afternoon of delight with the music and stories from the decade PLUS further episodes of the Radio Play – “The Fickle Finger of Fate” where the gangsters seek to find new ways to turn a quid now that Prohibition has ended!


This is Maureen O’Brien’s newest production and she will be joined by the usual lineup of suspects: Grant Bailey; Stevi Cannon; Russ Redford; and Gary Roberts. ...with special guest, Amanda Broberg.


NOTE.....Audience participation - as the Live Studio Audience in the Radio Station. Costume up – if you dare!


Mon 23rd April 7.30pm



Fri 27th, Sat 28th @ 8pm & Sun 29th 5pm April


$23 / 18

 Online tickets available HERE

Matte is ready to re-enter the workforce. He's educated, certified and competent. Only, there don't seem to be many jobs…
At JobReady Agency, it's our job to get you a job, no matter what! Job job job. But you'll have to work for it (because you can't expect to sit around all day on public money, can you?) We'll break you down and build you back up to be the perfect candidate. This may feel a little strange… *

If you have ever listened to Mozart's Divertimento in F major, K. 138 (AKA the Centrelink hold music) and wanted to scream and curl up into a foetal position, or wondered how useful it actually was to make that collage of your aspirations in a job skills workshop, then come and see JobReady.

(Very) loosely based on real life stories from the dark underbelly of the social welfare system, we will take you into the weird world of the job agency…

*Audience members may emerge more employable than they were upon entry.

The ideas are sombre, but the show is uproarious… the self-directed cast of JobReady brings to the stage, something that is quite extraordinary in its acerbity and exuberance. Its commedia dell’arte style of presentation is joyful, and marvellously entertaining; the laughs in this show are nothing short of rambunctious. -
Suzy Wrong, suzygoessee.com

Produced and performed by Big Muscles Sad Heart Theatre:
Sabrina D’Angelo
Caitlin Doyle-Markwick
Sarah Easterman
Matte Rochford

Written by Caitlin Doyle-Markwick
Movement consultant: Martin del Amo
Outside eye: Alice Williams
Sound production: Matt Meagher


 Sat 5th May 8pm $30


online tickets available HERE

Experience Afro Brazilian jazz moods to die for – with two of this country’s outstanding musicians, Anna Salleh (vocals and guitar) & Guy Strazz (guitars). Anna woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel, while Guy’s guitar sings with dazzling virtuosity and deep expression. With classics such as Berimbau and Chega de Saudade, virtuosic instrumentals and lovingly crafted original material such as the APRA-awarded Mandela, this is a fast-emerging and synergetic duo not to be missed. Guy is an award-winning guitarist, composer and recording artist, who is well known for his albums and collaborations with artists as diverse as Slava Grigoryan, Ashok Roy, and Vince Jones. Anna performs both nationally and internationally has achieved great acclaim for her show ‘Gorgeous Songs from Brazil & Beyond’, which has featured some of Australia’s best jazz and world musicians. www.sallehandstrazz.com


 Sat 12th May 7.30pm $25


Luke Kidgell is back with his best show yet.

With over 300,000 fans online, a national radio show and a popular comedy podcast, Luke is one of the biggest online comedy entertainers in the country.

After selling out shows Australia wide on his debut national tour in 2017, he returns to the stage to do what he does best – tell some damn good jokes.

Luke holds nothing back as his charming antics are brought to life in an hilarious brand-new hour of stand up, Because I Can.

Luke endeavours to answer the big questions that no one’s asking. 'But why though?' I hear you ask. Because he can.

 Friday 18th & Sat 19th + Fri 25th & Sat 26th May 7pm $20


After two magnificent seasons of naughty, nonsensical, jaw-dropping, side-splitting, sold-out shows, the Moonlight Cabaret is back in all it's glory with MOONDANCE.
Children are more than welcome but parents be warned; it gets a little bit sexy.
4 shows only this May.

Standard tickets $20 - available at the door or online at trybooking.com


Mon 28th May 7.30pm


Sun 1st July 1pm



Sun 22nd July


Mal Webb, Kylie & Andrew Clermont

Fri 28th to Sun 30th Sept


check their website for details


Fri & Sat 5th 6th, 12th 13th, 19th 20th, 26th 27th Oct 





Deanna The Musical

The new comedy musical that sends up Australia’s very own Royal Family.

A fairy story about Doctor Lady Deanna Spender who, in marrying The Crown Prince of New South Wales - Prince Bruce - becomes Deanna, Princess of New South Wales. Ten years have passed since then. Prince Bruce’s Mum, The Queen still hasn’t fallen off the twig and Princess Deanna is wondering: Can being a princess be a career path for a women of today realistically? Is Bruce all she thought he could be? And where does she want to be?

Join Deanna and The Royal Family as they tell her story of a funny, extraordinary night that changed the life of no ordinary princess - forever.