The new five-strong team behind the historic Theatre Royal – musicians Felicity Cripps and Tim Heath, filmmakers Andrea Distefano and Campbell Hynam-Smith, and director/producer/restaurateur Jono Hill (Heartattack & Vine and Wide Open Road) – have pumped fresh blood into this business, making it a primary hang-out for locals and a massive drawcard for out-of-towners. The espresso bar in the foyer (well stocked with Cripps’ incredible cakes) transforms into a pizza and wine bar by night. The combined cinema and venue has a capacity of around 350 and attracts well-regarded local and international bands. In cinema mode, there are often three to four screenings a day, from big new releases to art-house flicks.
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Theatre Royal Castlemaine
The Theatre Royal Castlemaine has the honour of being one of Australia’s longest-running theatres. Since 1864 the theatre has been keeping Castlemaine entertained, though things have changed a bit since the town’s gold mining days ended. These days the...Thursday March 22 2018 - Friday May 25 2018