‘An icon rich
with history
and creativity
- one of a kind’

Theatre Royal
Castlemaine needs you!


For 165 years Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal has delivered to the community live music,
theatre, movies, great food and so many more things we cherish as part of our daily lives. 

The business owners have a vision, and aim to replace 165 decrepit chairs upstairs
and 15 portable couches downstairs by World Theatre Day, March 27th 2020. 

These upgrades are vital to ensure the Theatre Royal can continue
to be enjoyed by current and future generations.


We are launching a membership program to offering great benefits and access to fantastic deals to enhance your experience at the Theatre Royal.

Join the LOYAL ROYAL CLUB for immediate rewards, or join the ROYAL PATRONS’ CLUB for immediate rewards AND the added benefit of being an integral part of this venue’s future. Or go ROYAL FREESTYLER and make a financial contribution of your choosing.


join the royal family


Royal Member: $100 annually

Royal Junior Member
(14 & under) $30 annually

 Your rewards:

• Discounted film prices: 
Adult member price $16.50
Concession member price $12.00
Junior member price $10.50

• Invitation to annual ‘Members Only’ party.

• Early-bird invites and alerts to
special events, gigs and screenings.

• Welcome gift pack and coffee card for
adults and popcorn card for juniors.


royal freestyler

Don’t want to be boxed in but would like to make a financial contribution of your choosing? You sure can, knowing that your funds will go towards the betterment of this gem.


become a part of
the furniture

Sponsor a seat $550

There are 165 new seats to purchase. You have the option to put a plaque on it with your name.

You also have the option of choosing the location of the seat, subject to availability. First come, first served basis so hop to it!

Sponsor a couch $1100

There are 15 comfy leather couches to replace.

You have the option to put a plaque on
it with your name.



For businesses only - purchase this membership to receive 1 full year of advertising on our big screen for your business. Conditions apply.  

Business Patrons are eligible for special discounts on group parties and cinema hire for work-related functions in lieu of discounted cinema entry tickets.



Become a Theatre Royal ‘Wall of Famer’ where your name will be on our printed program and website. 

Receive one year’s worth of free cinema passes and a plaque on a seat or couch of your choice (limited number of plaques available). 

You will also receive the opportunity for a private screening at the Theatre for you and your friends.


The Story So Far


For 165 years Castlemaine’s Theatre Royal has faithfully delivered to the community
those things we cherish as part of our daily lives. 

Cultural enrichment from this goldfields gem has evolved through its long and colourful
history; from its early days as an auction room, meeting place, purveyor of fine entertainment -
from Lola Montez to touring vaudevillian and theatrical productions, to balloon ascensions,
magic lantern shows and musical soirees – the Theatre Royal has provided continuous
arts and community benefit to an adoring audience.

Today, live music from local and international acts, great films, and warm hospitality
greet patrons to this grand icon of central Victoria, firmly ensconced as a community
hub and the beating heart of Castlemaine itself.

Whilst the venue is wonderfully unique, the constant upkeep provides major challenges
due to the building’s age and heritage listing. With guidance and support from
Heritage Victoria, the Theatre Royal team is doing everything possible to keep this local
institution alive and in sound condition.

They now turn to you to show your support. By becoming a member and making
a contribution, you are a vital part of keeping this place alive.



  1. Timing calculated by factoring in manufacturing and installation lead times.

  2. Loyal Royal Club – annual membership runs September-August. Should you join part way through the year, a pro rata rate will apply.

  3. Should regular cinema ticket pricing increase, the Theatre Royal reserves the right to increase the discounted member film pricing.

  4. The opportunity to select the location of your sponsored seat is based on the service provider’s installation plan. Whilst every endeavour will be made to honour your selection, the Theatre Royal cannot be held liable for changes as a result of required modifications or circumstances beyond their control.

  5. These couches are portable and no guarantee is given that they will return to any particular position after use.

  6. Fair use policy applies. Maximum number of cinema passes per year is 130.

  7. Business Ads consist of 1 x 30 seconds still or moving image to run before each regular screening for 12 months. The Theatre Royal presents, on average, 80 screenings per month viewed by over a thousand people(average $200 cpm). Ad design may be changed on a monthly basis provided the Royal Business Patron supplies new ad copy which meets   terms and conditions



  • Members are entitled to a discount on standard cinema ticket prices (not fundraisers or live events).

  • Member discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other discount cards.

  • Discounts and free entries cannot be transferred to non-members. If you do not hold a valid membership card and photo ID, the membership entitlements are not valid. Theatre Royal Castlemaine refuses the right of entry.

  • Even though your name may be on a seat or couch, we are not in a position to offer any privileges or reserve your seat for you (small biz, lean operation and all that) so we suggest you turn up early to secure your seat/couch at sessions you wish to attend.

  • Couches will be securely stored away during standing room only events to avoid damage.

  • Shared sponsorship – Sponsoring a chair will entitle you to one individual membership. Sponsoring a couch will entitle you to a maximum of two membership benefits. Fair use policy applies for discounted ticket usage.

  • Sponsorship of the seat / couch is valid for a period of 5 years (guaranteed under current business ownership only). After this time the business owners reserve the right to offer sponsorship renewal, with current patrons being offered first right of refusal.

  • Memberships and Patron Contributions are non-transferable and non-refundable (except as below).

  • Unless the Loyal Patrons’ sponsorship funds goal for upstairs seating is achieved by (March 27 2020) this project cannot go ahead, and sponsorship monies will be transferred to Loyal Royal membership, with the difference in value ($450) being refunded (unless you are happy for your sponsorship funds to be directed towards other upgrades, eg. improved lighting.)