The Phee Broadway Theatre is a vital community asset for Mount Alexander Shire Council residents and broader central Victorian audiences. It is a welcoming community gathering place where talent is fostered, and stories come to life imaginative and meaningful ways.
The Phee is used for community and school productions, touring shows, live music, dance, forums, seminars & lectures. The foyer adjoining the Library and the Theatre is an active reading and gallery space that features changing exhibitions by artist’s living and working in the region. The Theatre seats 230 people and has access for patrons who use a wheelchair. See upcoming community events here
The Castlemaine Phee Broadway Theatre is situated in the heart of Castlemaine and shares the former Mechanic’s Institute Building with the Castlemaine Library. Ms. Phee Broadway OAM was the Festival Manager of the Castlemaine State Festival for the first 18 years of its’ life and, the theatre has been named in her honor.
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.