About

History

The Castlemaine Phee Broadway Theatre is situated in the heart of Castlemaine and shares the former Mechanic’s Institute Building with the Castlemaine Library. The Phee Broadway Theatre was named in honour of Ms Phee Broadway OAM, who was the Festival Manager of the Castlemaine State Festival for the first 18 years of the Festival’s life.

Robyn Annear, local historian and author, has written a comprehensive book ‘There are Not Many Votes in Books’ which uncovers the history of the old Mechanic’s Institute Building and Hall, and is available in the Castlemaine library.

About

The Castlemaine Phee Broadway Theatre is situated in the heart of Castlemaine and shares the former Mechanic’s Institute Building with the Castlemaine Library. The theatre seats 230 people and has access for patrons who use a wheelchair.

The foyer of the theatre is a shared public space with the Library and is utilised as an exhibition space throughout the year.

The Phee Broadway Theatre programs an annual season of live performance and theatre featuring a selection of touring productions from across Australia as well as locally produced work. You can see the program for this year here.

The theatre is also used for community and school productions, touring shows, live music, dance, forums, seminars & lectures. See upcoming community events here.