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Make Noise.


WonderCity for New Annual
Tantrum Youth Arts and New Annual present


As part of New Annual
September 28, 29 & October 4, 5, 6, 2024
Newcastle CBD


WonderCity invites you to step into a version of Newcastle as imagined by young people, embarking on an intricate journey to uncover surprising realities, alternate perspectives and imagined futures of our city.

Curated by young artists, WonderCity is part game, part performance and part wayfinding adventure, weaving through the CBD among some of Newcastle’s most iconic cultural institutions and landmarks. Follow an audio adventure through a series of activated sites and experience young peoples’ responses to the city through live performance, soundscape, film, and installation.

WonderCity has been developed by Tantrum Youth Arts through a process that places young people at the centre of the creative experience. In collaboration with professional artists, this ensemble of young artists creatively and playfully respond to the idea of ‘wonder’ in exploring what was, what is, and dreaming of what could be, for their city.

Audience members will require a mobile device with internet connection and headphones to experience the work. Instructions will be sent to ticket holders via email 48 hours prior to the event.


The event will start at the Civic Park Fountain, and end in Wheeler Place in Newcastle CBD.


Saturday 28 September
Sunday 29 September
Friday 4 October
Saturday 5 October
Sunday 6 October


2.00 pm and 7.00 pm each day


75 minutes

For Audiences

All ages and family friendly.
Bookings are essential.


WonderCity is a walking adventure and audio tour with live performance elements. The approximate walking distance of the tour is 1.5km and the route is both pram and wheelchair friendly. Service dogs welcome. The audio and performance will be in English. Please include access needs when booking a ticket.


Bookings are essential.


Artists & Collaborators

Created by Tantrum’s combined ensembles of young artists (8-30 years) including the WonderCity Ensemble and Accelerate Ensemble.

Creative Director: Penelope (Nel) Kentish
Creative Team: Barnaby Donaghy, Keltan O’Shea, Jada Laurie, Eryn Leggatt
Sound/Audio Design: Huw Jones
Dramaturg/Outside Eye: Claudia Chidiac



Tantrum Youth Arts is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.



This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.


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