Stay up-to-date with upcoming public events and community engagement activities from the Revitalising Newcastle team. Newcastle city centre is still open for business and we have a range of events to keep our city buzzing.

With major construction in full swing throughout the city centre, it's never been more important to plan your journey into town. There's still plenty of ways to get in and around the city while temporary traffic diversions are in place. Honeysuckle Drive, Wharf Road, King Street and roads in from The Hill are open, and public transport, cycling or walking are great choices.

Visit our getting around page for all the options including where to park.


FREE events in August

Free events continue in the city centre during August.

See the August events calendar for all the details.


Free lunchtime Tai Chi

Energy is still flowing. Join us for a free Tai Chi session in Civic Park, Tuesday 14 August. Also known as meditation in motion, Tai Chi will run from 12.30 – 1.15pm. See you there!

Relaxation Station

Find your inner peace with a free 15-minute massage at our relaxation station. Come along to Perkins Street between 12-2pm and chill out to some string music whilst relaxing with a FREE 15-minute massage.

Free lunchtime Tai Chi 2

Energy is still flowing. Join us for a free Tai Chi session in Civic Park, Tuesday 28 August. Also known as meditation in motion, Tai Chi will run from 12.30 – 1.15pm. See you there!

Market Street Lawn

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.

Market Street Lawn has been used for a variety of events including the Hunt&Gather Events 'Street Feast', Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon, NewRun Newcastle’s Festival of Running, World Tai Chi Day, as well as family friendly activities like Blackbutt Reserve's reptiles on the Lawn and Oakvale Farm's mobile petting zoo 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

In December 2016 we celebrated the opening of Market Street Lawn