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Arts and Culture

Once it was a select circle of people "in the know" about Newcastle’s eclectic arts scene - now the word is out. Newcastle has gained a solid reputation for the wealth of talent emanating from the city, such as teen band Silverchair.

Host to a colourful and expansive array of art galleries, including the Newcastle Region Art Gallery, one of Australia’s leading regional galleries. Located on Newcastle harbour, the Regional Maritime Museum is ideal for exploring Newcastle and Australia's rich nautical history.

The city boasts a rich and varied cultural life with a wonderful selection of theatres, cinemas and concert venues offering a diverse range of experiences.

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Every year Newcastle hosts a colourful and expansive array of cultural and sporting events and performances.

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