Castlemaine State Festival

Castlemaine State Festival 2023



PHONE BOOKINGS: 03 5472 5123


Goods Shed Arts, Castlemaine Goods Shed,
19 Kennedy Street, Castlemaine
(30 January to 18 March)

Western Reserve Box Office,
Forrest Street, Castlemaine
(20 March to 8 April)

We encourage online ticket bookings but other methods of purchase are also available as follows:

Phone and In Person bookings:

GOODS SHED ARTS: From 30 January to 18 March, Monday to Friday 10am-12noon
WESTERN RESERVE BOX OFFICE: From 20 March through to the end of the Festival, Every Day 9am-5pm

At the Door:

Venue Box Offices will be open 1 hour before each performance at Western Reserve Big Top and 45 minutes prior at all other venues.

Please note that for The Capital & Ulumbarra Theatres and Phee Broadway Theatre, ticket bookings can be made through their respective websites.


Castlemaine State Festival is taking every measure possible to create a safe environment for all attendees. It is recommended that you do not attend any Festival events if you are feeling unwell or have tested positive for COVID. If you are concerned for your health, we encourage the use of masks while attending indoor events.



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


Allocated seating applies to all performances at Castlemaine Town Hall, Dialogues program at Goods Shed and most performances at Western Reserve Big Top. All other venues are sold as general admission.


There are no refunds on ticket purchases.


Will not be admitted until a suitable breakin 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 9 April and cannot be refunded.

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.


Castlemaine State Festival aims to make venues and events accessible to those with limited mobility, hearing and/or vision.

Wheelchair access at each venue is identified by the symbol ♿️  on individual program event pages. Events with Auslan interpreters are marked throughout the program.

Please contact Box Office staff on 03 5472 5123 for further information and/or to make a request.

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 by phone so we can ensure you receive the best tickets for the access services required. Please call our box office during opening hours.

Program Details

Every effort has been made to ensure program details are correct, however, details are subject to change where necessary and without notice. Please note that for The Capital & Ulumbarra Theatres and Phee Broadway Theatre, ticket bookings can be made through their respective websites.


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