Blanc de Blanc
You’ve found your place – where the champagne sparkles, eyes glimmer, the sensual and salacious combine in the magnificent Spiegeltent. From the acclaimed creative minds behind Madonna’s recent Rebel Heart tour Blanc de Blanc is a sell-out sensation, delighting audiences from Sydney Opera House to London’s West End. Now it’s Newcastle’s turn for a seductive, immersive and naughty night out inside the Fortuna Spiegeltent. Blanc de Blanc serves a blend of vintage glamour, high-end spectacle and titillating acts to infatuate, illuminate and delight. It brings the finest cabaret and acrobatic talent from around the world into a wild, shimmering night – anticipate big moves, great tunes, lots of skin, and more than a few surprises. Blanc de Blanc offers heady top notes followed by rich textures, a smooth body and an utterly unexpected finish.
Start Date:27/03/2018 View more details
Award winning Australian vocalist Emma Pask has firmly established herself as one of this countries favourite voices in Jazz. Her effortless honest stage presence combined with her powerful vocal ability, leaves audiences spellbound and inspired. Emma is sure to delight as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat latin rhythms, tender ballads and of course some raucous blues. There have been many musical highlights throughout Emma’s career. By request, she performed at the wedding of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, and she had the honour of singing for Diana, the late Princess of Wales. She has sung in London at The Queen Elizabeth Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Emma played support for American music legend George Benson on his Australian tour, and with Latin Superstar Ricky Martin singing her praises, you won’t want to miss her live. Presented by Strut and Fret in association with The Harbour Agency.
Start Date:31/03/2018 View more details
Gawurra Gaykamangu is a Yolngu professional performing artist hailing from Milingimbi (Yurrwi), North East Arnhem Land. With an emotional and resonant voice, Gawurra’s performances deliver a masterful musical sensitivity. Gawurra’s star has continued to rise in 2017, mounting his first national tour of Australia with sold-out appearances in mainstream music venues throughout the country and as a featured performer at major music festivals. Establishing himself as a must see live act, Gawurra has gathered a mainstream following, captivating audiences across the Australia and the USA. Having just returned from his first American tour, make sure you catch him performing at The Spiegeltent before he is off wowing audiences all over the world. Presented by Strut and Fret Production House
Start Date:05/04/2018 View more details
Hunter Street Organic Markets
Your organic fix from Thursday to Saturday every week, is at the Hunter Street Organic Markets. Organic and certified fruit and vegetables, amazing flowers, local arts and crafts, free range produce, grass fed beef, sweets for the sweet, and the ever faithful show why Novocastrians are a true symbol of Aussie mateship. You will find a varied selection of stalls on different days, including organic fruit and vegetables, fashion, jewellery, Faye's yummy cakes, strawberries, eggs, flowers, toys, and hot food. Public transport is available.
Start Date:11/05/2017 View more details
Kate Miller-Heidke: Newcastle
Kate Miller-Heidke is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose style crosses contemporary pop, folk and opera. She has released four studio albums in Australia, including the top five albums O Vertigo!, Nightflight, and Curiouser. Her songs are stamped with witty humour and poignant insight – always touching. Beyond her recorded music career, Kate Miller-Heidke has recently made forays into the world of music theatre, composing an opera The Rabbits in 2015. She has recently finished work with her collaborator Keir Nuttall on composing the music and lyrics for Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical. Now Kate is hitting the road to perform a brand new set of arrangements that combine her unique vocals and alternative pop sounds – and the guitar shredding of Keir Nuttall – with a string quartet. There will be adaptations of well-loved orchestral pieces, as well as some surprises from her back catalogue. Audiences can also expect to get a sneak peak of some new material, as Kate road-tests songs for her next album. Presented by Strut and Fret Production House in association with The Harbour Agency.
Start Date:15/04/2018 View more details
Luke McGregor: Almost Fixed It
Luke’s almost fixed it, his life that is. He now has a real, actual girlfriend – something he previously thought impossible because of both his face and personality. With his new found personal security, he’s now got time to worry about all the stuff that is actually worth worrying about. Like, what is actually going on in the world? And, what happens when his girlfriend realises she’s made a mistake, leaves, and tells other people not to date him? Since Luke McGregor’s breakthrough 2014 stand-up show 'I Worry That I Worry Too Much', things have improved out of sight for Australia’s favourite awkward, obsessive-compulsive comedian. He has become a genuine star of the small screen by way of his very own, uncomfortably illuminating documentary series for the ABC, Luke Warm Sex. He also created and starred in the incredible Rosehaven (ABC TV), with fellow comedian and real-life best friend Celia Pacquola. Plus – he’s had his wisdom teeth out, and will hopefully have a more powerful jawline when the swelling dies down. Presented by Strut and Fret Production House in association with Token Events.
Start Date:29/03/2018 View more details
Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin
Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. Fresh from the Sydney Festival and Spiegeltent Hobart, Mother’s Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Mother’s Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, rebellion and (re)invention. In the midst of the Australia’s gin renaissance, discover a little more about your favourite drop, with this mixed up musical history lesson delivered by two of Australia’s rising stars of cabaret.
Start Date:28/03/2018 View more details
Newcastle Writers Festival
The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates national and regional literary talent over three days each April. More than 100 writers and thinkers participate in 70 sessions - half of which are free - that include panel discussions, readings, book launches and one-on-one interviews. Previous guests include Tim Flannery, Stan Grant, Charlotte Wood, David Marr and Hugh Mackay. The Festival is held in the Civic cultural precinct, which includes Newcastle Art Gallery and Newcastle Museum. It is close to the city's bars, cafes and restaurants. Guest writers praise the friendly audiences and dedicated team of volunteers. The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates its sixth anniversary in 2018.
Start Date:06/04/2018 View more details
NewRun - Newcastle's Festival of Running
As one of Australia's leading regional running events, NewRun is staged in the most iconic venues in Newcastle and offers plenty of opportunity to test your fitness around this beautiful coastal city. The event is proud to partner with local organisations including Surf Life Saving Clubs, and other running, sport and service clubs. Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new personal best or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this festival of health and fitness in Newcastle has an event for you.
Start Date:15/04/2018 View more details
Port to Port MTB
Celebrating its fifth year anniversary, Port to Port MTB is a four day mountain bike stage race in NSW. It’s full of epic trails through forests, wine country, hinterland, coastline and mountain bike parks and all washed down with excellent local wine, craft beer and tasty bites. Discover The Hunter Valley and Newcastle’s awesome trails and single track with new terrain and scenery every day. Choose to ride all four days or just the weekend stages. Go hard or cruise along and enjoy the ride, with the right amount of challenge for weekend warriors and experienced riders. Hosted in the spectacular Newcastle region – there’s plenty of time to enjoy the ride on and off the bike. What are you waiting for? Grab your family, grab your mates and let the good times roll! Register today on the website.
Start Date:24/05/2018 View more details
Ross Noble: El Hablador (Newcastle)
Who is El Hablador? It’s Ross Noble. No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it is Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show. But what is the legend of El Hablador? I don’t think it’s a thing. It’s clearly Ross coming up with a name for his show, so he can make out like he is some sort of mysterious shadowy figure. Ok I get it. Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand up show. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy. Book now to see the one they call El Hablador* *Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador.
Start Date:21/03/2018 View more details
Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon
The 24th annual Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon is on again. The event will be staged from the Queens Wharf area on Newcastle Harbour, one of the most picturesque courses in Australia. Offering Olympic/Standard, Sprint and Corporate/Enticer distance triathlons, the event has a course to suit all levels of fitness, from novice to elite. They look forward to seeing you in Newcastle. Strict race limits apply! Enter soon so you don't miss out.
Start Date:06/03/2016 View more details
Spiegeltent Newcastle is presented by Strut and Fret in association with Civic Theatre Newcastle. For three weeks Civic Park comes to life with the beloved Spiegeltent. This time the sell-out international show Blanc de Blanc is the headliner. From the acclaimed creative minds behind Madonna's recent Rebel Heart tour Blanc de Blanc is a sell-out sensation, delighting audiences from Sydney Opera House to London’s West End. Now it’s Newcastle’s turn for a seductive, immersive and naughty night out inside the Fortuna Spiegeltent. Spiegeltent Newcastle will also featuring some of the best nationally and internationally touring cabaret, comedy, music and dance shows around. Stay tuned for updates.
Start Date:15/03/2018 View more details
Summer Run 10 Kilometre Series (City): Race Two of Three
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Summer Run is a three race 10 kilometre series in the Hunter Region of NSW, Australia. The events will feature three iconic venues in the Hunter, namely Morpeth near Maitland, Carrington next to The City of Newcastle and Newcastle Harbour, and also Nelson Bay in Port Stephens. The events will be mostly flat and fast, 10 kilometre courses staged over the Summer. The events will be held early to beat the heat and will feature individual and series prizes and a great atmosphere. Race entry numbers will be limited in the first year to manage course crowding.
Start Date:03/02/2019 View more details
Surfest Newcastle Australia
Surfest Newcastle Australia 2018 is Australia's biggest festival of surfing and provides a wide array of action in and out of the water for locals and visitors. The 33rd year of the festival sees 11 different surfing events with more than 800 competitors launching in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens local government areas. Action gets underway with the Lake Macquarie Festival of Surfing on January 20. The main surfing events - the Burton Automotive Pro and the Grandstand Sports Clinic Women's Pro - are World Surf League endorsed events set down for Merewether beach from February 19-25 . Action out of the water includes markets and entertainment at Merewether on February 24-25 as well as meet-and-greet the surfer sessions from groms young and old. Entry to all events is free.
Start Date:20/01/2018 View more details
Multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys have just completed a sell-out national tour performing their award winning debut album 'Between Last Night and Us'. They were so well received that the band has decided to go back out on the road as soon as possible squeezing their illustrious repertoire into just one show at Spiegeltent Hobart. The Audreys have graced almost every major festival in Australia and rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America. They’ve sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned their very hearts for rock and roll.
Start Date:12/04/2018 View more details
The Black Sorrows
The Black Sorrows is one of Australia’s most enduring and dynamic live bands. Over 30 years, The Sorrows have earned fans across the globe with hits like Hold On To Me, Harley and Rose, Chained To The Wheel, and The Chosen Ones. Led by ARIA Hall of Famer and onstage powerhouse, Joe Camilleri, the band continues to impress audiences internationally. In 2017 Joe Camilleri is planning to follow up The Sorrows’ 2016 release, Faithful Satellite, with album number 21 – what a milestone. For The Black Sorrows: Faithful Satellite. Join Joe, Claude Carranza (guitar/vocals), Mark Gray (bass/vocals), John McAll (keyboards/vocals) and Angus Burchall (drums) for a night of superb Australian music. Presented by Strut and Fret Production House
Start Date:06/04/2018 View more details
The Olive Tree Market
The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle and the Hunter's Leading Contemporary Art and Design Market held on a monthly basis in the heart of Newcastle's cultural precinct . Founded in 2008 Olive Tree has been instrumental in the renaissance of the thriving creative scene in Newcastle. The Olive Tree Market is the perfect place for those who place value on beautifully designed, well made, locally produced handmade goods with a strong emphasis on ethical production and sustainability. Meet the makers, discover a curated line-up of the best local and Australian design, sample delicious gourmet artisan food and take in the festival atmosphere of this bustling event. Visitors can shop eat, drink, enjoy live music, and shop some more!
Start Date:03/03/2018 View more details
The Songs of Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen
Helpmann Award–winner Michael Griffiths and acclaimed cabaret darling Amelia Ryan celebrate the songbooks of Aussie icons Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen. From humble small-town beginnings to world domination in sequins and jumpsuits, revisit all their singalong classics from Tenterfield to Rio, all the way to Xanadu and beyond. As camp as maracas and as tender as Pete’s gift to Livvy, 'I Honestly Love You', catch them in the Spiegeltent for the perfect evening of rollerskates, T-Birds, Pink Ladies, 80s jazzercise and an Oscar-winning song. Michael and Amelia are dear friends, cabaret comrades and have appeared in every cabaret and fringe festival across Australia and beyond to London, New York and Edinburgh, where they received rave reviews and standing ovations.
Start Date:10/04/2018 View more details
This is Not Art
This Is Not Art - known to friends as TiNA - is a national contemporary arts festival with a focus on independent, emerging and experimental arts practices. Celebrating Newcastle as a creative city, the festival takes place annually over the October long weekend. Since 1998 thousands of people have gathered in Newcastle's CBD each year to share ideas, test work, and meet like-minded creatives and potential collaborators. The festival is made up of approximately 150 events, ranging from panel discussions to hands-on workshops, performances to parties. It provides a space for artists, performers, writers, thinkers, theatre-makers, dancers, and tech-heads to gather, play, share ideas and innovate. Most events are free and many invite audience participation. A number of programming streams converge under the umbrella of the TiNA festival. This year co-presenters include the National Young Writers Festival, Critical Animals and Crack Theatre Festival.
Start Date:27/09/2018 View more details
Tom Gleeson: Sure Thing
Star of The Weekly. Host of Hard Quiz. Do not miss out on a ticket to his brand new show. It’s a sure thing. Presented by Strut and Fret Production House in association with Token Events.
Start Date:07/04/2018 View more details
Trash and Trevor: The Best of Trevor Ashley
Lavish and loud, brazen and bold, Trevor Ashley presents an evening of his greatest hits. Known for his knockout performances this will be the only way to kick off your night off in style. Together with his live band, TrAshley will sing your favourite divas like you’ve never heard them before. Expect Cher, Tina, Liza and of course Bassey: this will be a diva degustation. Presented by Strut and Fret Production House.