The oldest surviving heritage theatre building in New South Wales.

This is a major building of national significance. Its retention should be unequivocal. It stands up, like the Civic Theatre Newcastle does, with any major heritage theatre building in Melbourne or Sydney. The Victoria will have a capacity of over 1000 when completed and will lend itself to host live presentations, music, dance, theatre, local productions and solo artists. It will be a welcome and much needed addition to Australia’s touring circuit as well as providing a complementary cultural asset to the burgeoning Newcastle Hunter region.
— Leo Schofield AM