Arts Precinct & Venue Hire

Lot19 Arts Precinct

Lot19 is a beacon for artists and visitors to Central Victoria with an established reputation for diverse and professional presentations and community connection. 

We are working to cement Lot19 as an arts precinct, open and active every Friday to Sunday offering a range of artists talks, workshops, studio tours, literary, music and theatre events, a well-stocked bar and chef-led dining enveloped in a welcoming environment.

Our year-round arts-centered activities will showcase Lot19 as a destination for locals and visitors seeking entertainment, edification, and cultural enrichment in Castlemaine and the surrounding towns of this food, wine, and travel region.

Venues for Creation, Presentation & Celebration

Lot19 is a unique art space offering unique arts and events presentation venues in Castlemaine just 5 minutes-drive from the train station. This expansive 3 acre tree-lined property exudes character and heartfelt charm, cleverly using recycled materials and bountiful garden spaces.

Home to a Gallery, Tram, Theatre, 20 artists’ studios, an open-access ceramics studio and print-makers studio, 2 outdoor stages on large green space, bar-café with dining, and all-access facilities.

The relaxed ambience and flexibility of this site means that you can easily curate an event to remember, whether you are planning a wedding, party, or some other kind of special occasion or gathering.  Or if you prefer to take the fuss and stress out of planning, let us do it for you. We can provide you with event management, production, catering, entertainment, staff, and more.

Easy going, laid back, intimate, or grand, we love events that bring people together and encourage creativity. Let’s to chat about how we can assist in creating a truly unforgettable experience for you and your guests, contact Mark or Ciel to discuss your ideas today.

Gallery Space

A beautiful, light filled gallery-as-event space flowing out onto adjoining decks facing an outdoor seating area, a bespoke bar, and commercial kitchen.

Size: Main room 77 sq/m
Size: Small room 20 sq/m
Seated capacity: Dining 60, Theatre 80
Standing capacity: 120
Accessibility: Wheelchair ramp, entry and seating, Toilets

Other information: Event furniture, lighting and sound equipment available.

Green Space with Large & Small Stages

Our expansive green space affectionately know as ‘the paddock’, is perfect for hosting gatherings, celebrations, speaking engagements, music festivals, open-air theatre and more. Two stages are available, one larger and one small, with seating and grassed areas for audiences.

Size: 900 sq/m
Seated capacity: TBA Covid update
Standing capacity: TBA Covid update
Large Stage Dimensions: 32 sq/m
Small Stage dimensions: 20 sq/m
Accessibility: Entry and seating, Toilets

Other information: Event furniture, lighting and sound equipment available.

Commercial Kitchen, Bar & Dining Area

Specialty farm-to-table and guest chef events. We have a certified, commercial kitchen at Lot19 with outdoor seating and large customer sales point window, alongside a great little bar with lots of character. We’ve been here for a while so know bit about the audience if you’d like input on your menu, and we can direct you to some great local suppliers of meat, vegetables, coffee, and other produce.

Size: Kitchen 50 sq/m, Bar 30 sq/m, Dining Area 100 sq/m
Seated capacity: Dining 150
Standing capacity: 250
Deck Stage Dimensions: 20 sq/m
Accessibility: Outdoor area fully accessible

Other information: Equipped with a cool room and other fridges/freezers, A commercial convection oven, A gas oven, 4 Burner stovetop, Central food preparation island bench, Commercial coffee machine, Various crockery and service items, Sales window, Side service door, Adjoining bar, and staff upon request.

Tram & Deck

In 2020 Lot19 was a lucky recipient of a retired W-Class Tram, 1035 that has been settled into our site and is now under development to become a bespoke literary, spoken word, music salon style presentation space.

Size: Tram inside 28 sq/m, Deck 15 sq/m
Seated capacity: TBA Covid update
Standing capacity: TBA Covid update
Accessibility: Wheel chair ramp

Other information: Under construction

Theatre Space

We are redeveloping Studio 13 as a small theatre with a great working and development space in the back stage area.

Seated capacity: TBA Covid update
Standing capacity: TBA Covid update
Seating Dimensions: 30 sq/m
Stage Dimensions: 20 sq/m
Backstage Dimensions: 70 sq/m
Accessibility: Fully accessible for audience

Other information: Under construction

Contact us to discuss a hire agreement 

Get in touch

Lot 19 Arts Precinct is open to wanderers
Friday – Sundays, and for tours, proposals,
and visits by appointment at all other times.
Respect the artist, respect the process,
respect the space.

Lot 19 McShanag Drive
Castlemaine 3450
Victoria, Australia

PO Box 937
Castlemaine 3450
Victoria, Australia

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