We encourage all our guests to stay safe and book tickets online. A simple PDF document including your ticket/s and bar code/s will be sent to your email address. You can print this at home or just show our staff at each venue on your phone when you arrive. You can also choose to receive your ticket/s and bar code/s via SMS to your mobile phone.


ONLINE: castlemainefestival.com.au
PHONE BOOKINGS: 03 5472 5123
IN PERSON: Goods Shed Arts, 21 Kennedy Street Castlemaine

Bookings via phone and in person at the Castlemaine Festival Office are also available and will be either emailed to you or sent as an SMS. Please note that all our venues will be operating QR code registration for contract tracing purposes.

Phone and In Person bookings are available as follows:

From Tuesday 19 January – Monday 15 February
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am – 3pm

From Tuesday 16 February – Sunday 18 March
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am – 3pm

During the Castlemaine State Festival, Friday 19 March to Saturday 3 April
Every day from 12pm– 5pm

At the Door:

Venue Box Offices will be open 1 hour before each performance at outdoor venues and 30 minutes prior at indoor venues, however we encourage our guests to book tickets in advance.

Live Streams

To help you access the festival we have made a selection of events available to live stream from the comfort of your home. All shows are $10 per stream, with the exception of opening night, which will be free to view. After you purchase your live stream ticket, a private link will be sent to you closer to the date.

Live Streamed Events

Opening Night Ajak Kwai & Riel Dë Nyië, Fri 19 March, 7.30pm

Allara Sun 21 Mar, 7.30pm

Soul of Possum Wed 24 Mar, 7:30pm

Dialogues – The Great Debate Fri 26 Mar, 3pm

Dialogues- Archie Roach and Dan Kelly in conversation Sun 28 Mar, 10am

One Sky Many Stories Sun 28 Mar, 8pm

Richard Narroway – Bach Cello Suites Fri 2 April, 10am




Includes children, people 18 and under, Pensioners, Health Care Card holders and Full-Time Students. Relevant identification must be presented upon request.


Numbered reserved seating applies to all performances at the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens and Western Reserve. All other venues are sold as general admission and seated on a first in / first seated basis.


There are no refunds on ticket purchases with the exception of reason related to changes in COVID-19 restrictions.


Will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

Gift Vouchers

Available for purchase and may be used for any Castlemaine State Festival event with ticket availability. Unredeemed vouchers will expire on Sunday 4 April and cannot be refunded.

Fees and Charges

A delivery fee of 95c fee will apply for tickets sent via SMS.

Babes in Arms

For most events, children under 24 months old may attend free of charge on the condition they do not occupy a seat and they sit on the lap of a parent or guardian.

Access Tickets and Companion Cards

The best way to book tickets if you have any access requirements or a Companion Card is to contact us directly so we can ensure you receive the best tickets for the access services required. Please call our box office during opening hours.