Come and enjoy a fabulous night of popular entertainments and celebration in the wonderful historic Victoria Theatre, the oldest theatre in NSW. Join us for a hearty celebration of our drama community and our ongoing work as antidote to the times.
Hosted by Drama Australia
Friday 2nd June 2023
at the historic Victoria Theatre, University of Perkins Street, Newcastle, NSW
VINTAGE NIGHT at the VIC
We are staging a night of contemporary vaudeville fun and frolics, with drinks and canapes and lots of laughs at this spectacular theatre in Perkins Street Newcastle. Come dressed for the part, reminiscent of the golden era of variety at the Vic, when audiences thronged to the venue for local and international touring acts in all their splendour. Dress up in your best vintage outfits from the early 1900s, to conjure up some of the spectacle of the Vic’s vibrant heydays and maybe, we can wake the theatre’s own ghost to join us in our celebrations!
This marvellous, historic gem, the Victoria Theatre is soon to be refurbished by Century Venues and is being reopened just for us for one night only on the 2 June. Ours is the final event scheduled in the theatre before major renovations begin. The Vic is due to reopen in 2024 as a major performance venue for the Hunter region and the country.
Throughout the event we will be entertained by a wonderful bill of vaudeville acts and some music to get us all dancing. Stay tuned for more information about our variety program and the performers.
Tickets are included in conference registration fees for all delegates. Additional tickets for this event are available for family and friends ($50 per person). These do need to be purchased via the website, for catering purposes. Please go to the Drama Australia webpage for more information.
Newcastle University is a multicampus university located two hours north of Sydney. Newcastle can be visited via road or train from Sydney, or by air from a number of Australian major cities and regional centres.
The conference will be held at NUspace in Newcastle City, and other venues in the Civic Precinct. NUspace is located on the corner of Auckland Street and King Street.
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The Newcastle University has a relationship with some of the local hotels (marked with an *). When you book you may be able to get a discounted rate, if you mention that you are attending the Drama Australia Conference, hosted by the University of Newcastle.
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