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WHAT’S ON LAKE MAC: Your guide to March in Lake Macquarie

March is set to be one of the most exciting months on the Lake Macquarie event calendar.

From immersive art installations to inspirational expos and groundbreaking theatre – Lake Macquarie is really shining this month.

Check out some of the highlights below.


WHEN: 9 March 2024
WHERE: The Place Charlestown

Discover the endless possibilities in the world of sports with the Lake Mac Women in Leadership and Careers Expo, featuring Chloe Dalton, OAM, and Belinda Clark, AO. Whether you’re considering a career change or aiming for leadership roles in sports administration, this event is designed to inspire and inform. Engage with industry professionals and explore diverse career paths in sports administration, with representatives from Cricket NSW, Tennis NSW and TAFE NSW to answer your questions. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged for planning purposes.


WHEN: 10 February – 8 April 2024
WHERE: MAC yapang

First Class 23 is a captivating exhibition showcasing the remarkable talent and creativity of local youth. Representing schools from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, and the Hunter, these students delve into diverse themes reflecting their experiences and perspectives. From gender and identity to nature and climate, their artworks explore the complexities of life through a unique visual language. Curated by Chris Denzin and Karen Gilbertson, this exhibition offers a thought-provoking insight into the current zeitgeist, highlighting the depth of imagination and conviction of these young artists as they navigate the world around them.


WHEN: 6 April
WHERE: Warners Bay Theatre

Get ready for an evening of theatrical brilliance as the Lake Macquarie One Act Play Festival makes its highly anticipated return to Warners Bay Theatre. Showcasing a diverse range of short, original plays, this festival is a celebration of local and regional playwrights and performers. From thought-provoking dramas to hilarious comedies, these one-act plays offer a glimpse into our society while nurturing the talents of emerging playwrights and performers. With a focus on storytelling and stagecraft, the festival aims to build a vibrant community of performing arts enthusiasts within Lake Macquarie, attracting both local talent and national attention to the region’s thriving theatre scene.


WHEN: 12 April
WHERE: Multi-Arts Pavilion (MAP mima)

Step into the mesmerizing world of Shadowbox, where light and shadow dance in perfect harmony to the enchanting tunes of Hamzah Mas. In this captivating performance presented by Catapult Dance, two dancers take centre stage inside a specially crafted white cube, their movements casting vivid shadows that paint the translucent walls with a symphony of colours. As the audience explores the perimeter of the cube, they become part of the immersive experience, witnessing the seamless fusion of movement, music, and vibrant hues. ‘Shadowbox’ is a testament to the limitless beauty of dance and the power of visual storytelling, offering an unforgettable journey into the interplay of illumination and darkness.


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