Located in Castlemaine Goods Shed, Goods Shed Arts is Castlemaine State Festivals ongoing home for artists, workers and those wanting to celebrate.

As well as housing the CSF office, The Goods Shed is available for one off & regular events, workshops & rehearsals, development & performance, co-working, business seminars and parties.

Featuring flexible spaces in a beautiful, industrial historic building, close to public transport in the creative hub of Castlemaine, it’s the perfect for functions of all shapes and sizes. So, whether you are developing a new work, hosting a corporate event for clients or a party with your friends, wanting a wedding with a signature style, or looking for a new working space, Goods Shed Arts has you covered.

All profits from your venue hire at the Goods Shed go towards supporting the Castlemaine State Festival, Creative Residencies and our Creative Learning Program, so you can make a postivie impact with your next function. We proudly offer reduced fees for community organisations and artist.

Goods Shed Arts is a culturally and physically safe space for our community, including LGBTIQ+, First Nations Peoples and people with a disability.


 Ideal for development, rehearsals and performances of creative works and the perfect place for large-scale events and celebrations including; conferences, filming, photography, expos, corporate presentations, forums, training and seminars, weddings, parties…anything!

An 11m x 18m space with concrete floor. Use of this space includes access to the Residency / Studio room if required. Chairs, tables a projector and PA system are available on request. This space is not air-conditioned and there is no permanent Black Out. Ideal for development, rehearsals and presentation of creative works and large-scale events.

$350 per day or $1000 per week

Not-for-profit and Artist rate $200 per day or $600 per week

*Venue hire cost only


Ideal for use as an office, dressing room, or a green room when using the adjacent Creative Space. Perfect for smaller creative developments and workshops.

A 4.5m x 5m room with marmoleum flooring and the ability to be blacked out. Furniture consists of a working table, chairs, lounge, dressing room mirrors and lockable storage space. Ideal for use as an office, dressing room, green room when using the adjacent Creative Space and can be used for smaller creative developments and workshops.

$200 per day or $700 per week

Not-for-profit and Artist rate $100 per day or $400 per week


Planning a seminar or creative development? With a boardroom table, built in projection screen, and blackout curtains the McMullin room is perfect for meetings, interviews, presentations, training, auditions and more.

A 4.5m x 5.5m room with marmoleum flooring and ability to be blacked out. Furniture consists of a meeting table and 12 chairs set in meeting style as well as in-built projection screen. Projector will be available upon request. Ideal for meetings and workshops.

$250 per day, $150 per half-day, $800 per week.

Not-for-profit and Artist rate $130 per day, $80 per half-day, $500 per week.


Comprising the Residency Room  combined with the McMullin Meeting room. Ideal for larger meetings and workshops as well as medium sized functions or presentations.

A 4.5m x 10.5m room comprising of the Residency / Studio room combined with the Meeting / Workshop Room. Additional chairs available if required and will nicely accommodate theatre style seating. Ideal for larger meetings and workshops as well as medium size functions or presentations.

$300 per day

Not-for-profit and Artist rate $180 per day


Your venue hire includes up to fifty chairs and four trestle tables.

Available equipment for hire includes:
  • Projector – $60*
  • PA system – $120*
  • Up to 250 chairs
  • Trestle tables
Cost of additional equipment will be given on application and is based on amount required and your specific technical requirements. For audio, lighting, AV and staging hire, we are able to provide you with a list of our preferred suppliers. We may have access to other equipment as required. Please contact us with any enquiries you may have in regards to this.
If you require staffing or services such as technical support, front of house or ticketing assistance we are happy to discuss ways in which we may be able to assist you or make recommendations.
*Equipment hire cost only



Hire bond is equivalent of 25% of your total booking fee and is payable on booking. The hire bond will be returned to you within a week after your hire date.

Please note that all listed prices are ex GST, GST will be added when a booking is made.

Please make your booking via the button below. If you have any further questions please get in touch.


Drawing on a wealth of knowledge in events and activation of our spaces, the team at Castlemaine State Festival can assist you every step of the way. We can advise on staffing, technical, hospitality, ticketing and front of house requirements and can put you in touch with our preferred suppliers. So if you have an idea brewing, are looking for the perfect space to celebrate or would love to work in a creative environment, please contact us.


Have a large event planned?

Want to take over the entire Goods Shed. Entire venue hire is available.

Please contact us for more information.


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