Stay up-to-date with upcoming public events and community engagement activities from the Revitalising Newcastle team.

With major construction in full swing throughout the city centre, it's never been more important to plan your journey into town. Consider using public transport, walking or riding your bike, or if you need to drive, we've put together some suggested routes into the city and a handy parking guide.


FREE events in January

Our city is still buzzing and we have a range of great events on in January.

And what's more...they're free!

View our January events calendar for all the details.


Free lunchtime boxing

Ready to get your heart rate up and your stress level down? Join a free boxing fitness class in Civic Park on Tuesday 23 January from 12.30 - 1.15pm. Gloves are provided and all levels of fitness are catered for. From beginners to pros, work out that work stress in your lunch-break and ‘punch’ through the afternoon.

Free lunchtime yoga

Celebrate summer with a sun-salutation at our free yoga session in Civic Park on Tuesday 30 January. Running from 12.30 - 1.15pm, there's no need to change as it will be a gentle session to help revitalise you for the afternoon! Grab a mat in the shade and chill out...

Market Street Lawn

Market Street Lawn, at the intersection of Market and Scott streets in the city, opened in December 2016 as a community space with a variety of activities for you, your family, friends and colleagues to enjoy.

The community's vision for Market Street Lawn, which we will deliver, is underpinned by the themes of connection, culture, engagement and wellbeing. All events proposed for the Lawn will align with one or more of these themes.

Newcastle City Council has approved a development application to landscape the Lawn and repurpose the Signal Box. These works will take place in 2018.

We are happy to take your booking request. Construction may affect the availability of the Lawn so please get in touch with us so we can talk about your event idea. 

Who can use the Lawn?

Everyone is welcome to use the space. Market Street Lawn is available for community, charity and other events that meet our essential criteria.

These criteria include considerations around the type of use, hours of operation, number of people permitted on the site at any one time, noise levels, serving of alcohol, and operation within designated site boundaries.

Examples of community events held on Market Street Lawn include the Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon, NewRun Newcastle’s festival of running, World Tai Chi Day and animals from Blackbutt Reserve during the school holidays.

Please contact us for further information.

Will it cost to use
the Lawn?

In line with our vision to make the space as accessible and affordable as possible, there is no fee for community events and not-for-profit activities to use the Lawn.

How to apply

Please complete an application form to use the Lawn. Your application will be reviewed and we may seek additional information depending on the impact and scale of your event. If your application is approved, you will need to sign a sub-lease to use the space.

Contact us if you have any questions about using the Lawn.

Market Street Lawn opening fiesta