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  • Priscilla Queen of The Desert
    Priscilla Queen of The Desert
    Fri, 12 July
    $25 / $20, Theatre Royal
    12 July 2024, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    $25 / $20, Theatre Royal, 30 Hargraves St, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia
    Get your Frocks on for Fringe and celebrate 30 years of Priscilla Queen of the Desert! All the fun of a Fringe event, with a catwalk Farshun parade starring YOU and all your mates plus drag performances, door prizes, and a screening of 'The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert' (M).
  • Smoke & Mirrors
    Smoke & Mirrors
    Sat, 03 Aug
    $35/$30, LOT19
    03 Aug 2024, 7:00 pm – 11:50 pm
    $35/$30, LOT19, Langslow St, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia
    Winter Warmer - A night of warmth, creativity and spontaneity, as well as a fundraiser for Castlemaine Fringe Festival & Castlemaine Clay, Smoke & Mirrors will also feature a kiln being built especially for the event, works from which will be presented in an exhibition to follow the event.
  • Fringe Festival 2025
    Fringe Festival 2025
    Sat, 22 Mar
    Castlemaine
    22 Mar 2025, 6:00 pm – 06 Apr 2025, 9:50 pm
    Castlemaine
    Castlemaine Fringe Festival 2025 IS ON! EOIS opening soon, sign up to be a Fringe Member for announcements.
  • Poster Competition
    Poster Competition
    Entries close 28th July 2024
    Poster Competition
    Entries close 28th July 2024
    Poster Competition
    We are opening up the visual direction for the 2025 Castlemaine Fringe Festival to the local community.
  • The Fantastico Variety Show 2024!
    The Fantastico Variety Show 2024!
    Fri, 12 Apr
    Castlemaine Town Hall
    12 Apr 2024, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Castlemaine Town Hall, 25 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine VIC 3450
    A night of Cabaret! Comedy! & Cocktails! Loads of amazing acts, incredible performances, party vibes plus delicious food. $35 / $30 - All funds go towards the 2025 Fringe Festival
  • Brenda Bressed's Drag Bingo Bonanza
    Brenda Bressed's Drag Bingo Bonanza
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 16 Dec
    Red Hill Hotel
    16 Dec 2023, 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
    Red Hill Hotel, 163 Main Rd, Chewton VIC 3451, Australia
    She's fabulous, She's got the bingo balls in her hands and she's back at the Red Hill Hotel for 3 nights of HOT BINGO ACTION! With Boozy bar prizes and song surprises - is it Bingo or is it cabaret? ITS BOTH! Eyes down at 8.30pm! $10 – $15 AUD + BF. Get your tickets as these will SELL OUT!
  • Brenda Bressed's Drag Bingo Bonanza
    Brenda Bressed's Drag Bingo Bonanza
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 04 Nov
    Red Hill Hotel
    04 Nov 2023, 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
    Red Hill Hotel, 163 Main Rd, Chewton VIC 3451, Australia
    She's fabulous, She's got the bingo balls in her hands and she's back at the Red Hill Hotel for 3 nights of HOT BINGO ACTION! With Boozy bar prizes and song surprises - is it Bingo or is it cabaret? ITS BOTH! Eyes down at 8.30pm! $10 – $15 AUD + BF. Get your tickets as these will SELL OUT!
  • Brenda Bressed's Drag Bingo Bonanza
    Brenda Bressed's Drag Bingo Bonanza
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 02 Sept
    Red Hill Hotel
    02 Sept 2023, 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
    Red Hill Hotel, 163 Main Rd, Chewton VIC 3451, Australia
    She's fabulous, She's got the bingo balls in her hands and she's back at the Red Hill Hotel for 3 nights of HOT BINGO ACTION! With Boozy bar prizes and song surprises - is it Bingo or is it cabaret? ITS BOTH! Eyes down at 8.30pm! $10 – $15 AUD + BF. Get your tickets as these will SELL OUT!
  • FIRE & ICE - A Fringe Winter Warmer Event
    FIRE & ICE - A Fringe Winter Warmer Event
    Sat, 26 Aug
    11 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine
    26 Aug 2023, 7:00 pm
    11 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, 11 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia
    Castlemaine Fringe Festival presents our annual Winter Warmer event. Dust off your sequins and dazzle with your interpretation of FIRE and ICE. Local outfit 'The Presbyterians' will rock the vibe with live music followed by DJ Jacob Schmitt. PLUS delicious warm food, drinks and more.
  • Castlemaine Premier of BARBIE, the movie! A Castlemaine Fringe Fundraiser!
    Castlemaine Premier of BARBIE, the movie! A Castlemaine Fringe Fundraiser!
    Thu, 10 Aug
    Theatre Royal Castlemaine
    10 Aug 2023, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    Theatre Royal Castlemaine, 30 Hargraves St, Castlemaine, VIC
    Join Fringe at the Theatre Royal in celebration of all pink and plastic and NQR. Arrive at 7pm for a fashionista catwalk experience, wear your best Barbie or ken outfit, and dress to impress, with pre-show runway prizes. $27 and $22 concession.
  • MUSIC - Fringe After Parties - Shane Matts
    MUSIC - Fringe After Parties - Shane Matts
    Thu, 06 Apr
    CSF Big Top
    06 Apr 2023, 9:00 pm
    CSF Big Top, Western Reserve, Castlemaine
    Fringe After Parties at the Big Top. In partnership with the Castlemaine State Festival. Fri 24th March - Fringe Cabaret Hour 9pm Sun 26th March - Tina Rae 8pm / Pearl Doherty 9pm Thur 30th March - Sach Motee 9pm Fri 31st March - Poppy Cullen 9.30pm Thur 6th April - Shane Matts 9pm
  • THEATRE - Moist
    THEATRE - Moist
    Sun, 02 Apr
    Phee Broadway Theatre
    02 Apr 2023, 9:00 pm
    Phee Broadway Theatre, 212 Barker St, Castlemaine
    This racy and hilarious spectacle is sopping wet as it takes you on a deep dive into disco-fuelled distopia! Watch the cast of Himbo’s get soaking wet as they navigate epic circus feats and non-stop clowning. Irrepressibly happy, camp, entertaining and definitely not to be missed! $34/$29
  • THEATRE - Red
    THEATRE - Red
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 02 Apr
    Chewton Town Hall
    02 Apr 2023, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Chewton Town Hall, 141 Main Rd, Chewton
    “ . . . I am pure sensation, pure emotion – WHAT?!! ‘Scuse me? What do you mean I’ve got the wrong ticket? What?” Performed by Bridget Haylock, Devised by Bev Geldard and Bridget Haylock. $30/$27
  • Closing Party!
    Closing Party!
    Sun, 02 Apr
    The Taproom
    02 Apr 2023, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    The Taproom, 1 Walker St, Castlemaine
    Wrapping up another fabulous Fringe with cool tunes and cold drinks. Join us in the Tappy beer garden for blues and beats with Oliver and the Elsewheres, sultry sounds from Out of Abingdon and a feast of visual delights from Liminal Treats! Dress a little bit fancy.
  • Castlemaine Shuffle
    Castlemaine Shuffle
    Sun, 02 Apr
    Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
    02 Apr 2023, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, 2 Walker St, Castlemaine
    Grab your parasol & top hat for a pre-finale stroll around the Botanical Gardens, listen to the sweet music and should a well dressed passerby catch your eye, then gift them a smile, a flower or chat them up at the bar at the closing party.
  • FILM - The Coolroom Secret Movie Matinee
    FILM - The Coolroom Secret Movie Matinee
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, 02 Apr
    The Coolroom at the Northern Arts Hotel
    02 Apr 2023, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    The Coolroom at the Northern Arts Hotel, 359 Barker St, Castlemaine
    Join us on the filmic journey of free secret movies hosted by John Waldie and John Flaus. An institution at the Northern Arts Hotel the film choice is mysterious but always interesting.
  • THEATRE - Soggy
    THEATRE - Soggy
    Sun, 02 Apr
    Phee Broadway Theatre
    02 Apr 2023, 1:00 pm
    Phee Broadway Theatre, 212 Barker St, Castlemaine
    Help Soggy find some water, coz he’s as thirsty as a whale in the desert! Grab your hula-hoop and a glass of water and enjoy this storytelling adventure of acrobatics, dance and the importance of clean water! Great for primary aged kids and sure to be a hit with the whole family. $21/$15
  • THEATRE - Red
    THEATRE - Red
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 01 Apr
    Chewton Town Hall
    01 Apr 2023, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Chewton Town Hall, 141 Main Rd, Chewton
    “ . . . I am pure sensation, pure emotion – WHAT?!! ‘Scuse me? What do you mean I’ve got the wrong ticket? What?” Performed by Bridget Haylock, Devised by Bev Geldard and Bridget Haylock. $30/$27
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