The Wizarding World Of Wowfest
Welcome to the Wizarding World of WowFest, where Hunter Drama Students will present mystic and magical performances inspired by the famous wizards from across the globe. For some it will be their first time treading the boards, for others, an exciting annual platform to test out new skills.
We are very excited that the Newcastle shows for WOWFEST 2020 will be a filmed version of the live performance shown at the VMax cinema at Event Kotara!!! Our Hunter Valley shows will continue to be staged at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre.
As our events are COVID safe we will be required to seat ticket holders within the current social distancing guidelines.
For the cinema you will be able to book online in a  group of up to 4 people. We will then be personally allocating seats for the tickets you book online together as ONE group, up to 4 people. Your seating allocation will be emailed to you by Friday 11th December, 5:00pm. Unfortunately due to the logistics of seating everyone socially distanced, changes to your seating allocation will not be possible. For the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre tickets will be sold and allocated by the venue.


Cinema tickets for Newcastle shows go on sale on 16th November at 12:noon and are available here

HUNTER VALLEY STUDENTS (Cessnock, Singleton & Maitland)

Tickets for Cessnock Performing Arts Centre go on sale on 16th November at 12:noon and are available here.
Wands are only as powerful as the wizards who use them.
Where: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre and Event Cinemas Kotara
Performance Dates: December 2020


Roald Dahl's The Witches
The Witches is a children's dark fantasy by the well known British writer Roald Dahl. The story is set partly in Norway and partly in the United Kingdom, and features the experiences of a young British boy and his Norwegian grandmother in a world where child-hating societies of witches secretly exist in every country.

The Witches are all ruled by the extremely vicious and powerful Grand High Witch, who has just arrived in England to organise her worst plot ever!

But an elderly former witch hunter and her young grandson find out about the evil plan and now they must do everything to stop it and defeat the witches.

'Children should never have baths,’ my grandmother said. ‘It's a dangerous habit.'  
Where: Civic Playhouse Newcastle
Performance Dates: April 2021
Times: Matinee and evening performances daily.


Alice In Wonderland JR.

In Hunter Drama's 10th anniversary production of Alice In Wonderland JR. Hunter Valley students will travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures.  Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

The cast of Disney's Alice In Wonderland JR. will also be invited to perform at the Junior Theatre Celebration in Newcastle, October 2021.

We're all mad here.
Where: Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
Performance Dates: July 9th - 11th, 2021
Times: Matinee and evening performances.


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