Revive the Victoria Theatre, NSW's oldest heritage theatre
We, the undersigned, support the campaign to revive the Victoria Theatre in Newcastle, NSW's oldest heritage theatre. A restored Victoria Theatre will bring people back to the city centre, it will grow new jobs and boost the Hunter’s collective live performance and tourism infrastructure. It will provide a major cultural asset at a fraction of the cost to build new, in a rapidly developing residential area.
Mid-sized at 950 capacity, the Victoria Theatre will work in tandem with the larger Civic Theatre’s 1,520 seats. It will fill a missing yet essential step that our emerging artists need and deserve. It will dramatically expand audience experiences. The Victoria Theatre will form a cornerstone to the Hunter’s first dedicated entertainment precinct.
This major capital project will, with construction and just three years of operation, generate $50,000,000 in direct and indirect economic flow on to the surrounding area, and create at least 40 new jobs each year. (Victoria Theatre – Economic Impact, Hawkridge 2020)
With the Development Application approved, the Victoria Theatre is a shovel-ready project with a wealth of community support. We fully support the plea to government to contribute significantly to the one-off capital investment required to make the Victoria Theatre revival a reality.
We urge you to bring the Victoria Theatre back to life: your investment will have a huge multiplier effect on the community, today and for many years to come.
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT FUNDRAISING VIA THIS PETITION. ANY REQUESTS TO DONATE ARE FOR THE I-PETITION PLATFORM AND CAN BE REFUSED. THE FUNDS ARE NOT FOR THE VICTORIA THEATRE.