You don’t need to go far to have a great night out with the range of after hours options across the city continuing to evolve. Most recently this has included the opening of a series of small bars and eateries within Central Maitland. Marmook and Poom Poom’s, The Pourhouse, South of the Border have all breathed new life into beautiful heritage buildings.

For the owners of Marmook and Poom Poom’s, the explanation for success is simple. ‘Why should you go into Newcastle to have a good night out’? Marmook and Poom Poom’s part-owner, asked.

The arrival of Marmook and Poom Poom’s into Maitland has also signalled the creation of a small night time precinct, with Italian restaurant, Fratelli Roma next door and craft beer bar, The Pourhouse on the same strip and the South of the border across the road, creating a hotspot of dining and drinking experiences.

With a warm glow and satisfied appetite there’s no need to head home just yet. Make a night of it by taking in Maitland’s growing theatre scene.

The Maitland Repertory Theatre is a fine place to start. Showing no signs of slowing down, over 60 years old, its stellar career has made its audiences cry with both sorrow and laughter, entertaining audiences young and old. Situated within the former Congregational Church it will dazzle you with its talent, wow you with its variety and leave you wanting more.

Other options if you are looking to continue your night out include the Remus Youth Theatre, the Upstage Youth Theatre, and of course, the Maitland Musical Society, where you will be able to sing along to the favourite songs you know and love, and be amazed by the vocal range of the performers.

If the big screen is more your scene, the latest releases can be caught at Reading Cinemas, Central Maitland.

Featured in this video are The Pourhouse, South of the Boarder and Maitland Repertory Theatre. Find more like this via the Eat & Drink and Entertainment & Leisure pages.