The Castlemaine Youth Theatre is now operated independently by director and facilitator Kirstie Babbage. The group was started in 2011 by Kath Waugh. The group performed 3 major productions at the Phee Broadway Theatre. In 2011 they chose a script by Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents; in 2012 they performed their first self devised work, Death by Auction (a murder mystery); and in 2013 they staged their own 21st century version of Cinderella, Cinderella with The Lot.

In 2015, The Castlemaine Theatre Company was proud to collaborate/partner with The Castlemaine Youth Theatre and the Omioikiri Karate School on the expanded project: Monkey and the Monk

For more information about the CYT contact Kirstie at


Monkey and the Monk Education Program

Monkey and the Monk has been supported by The Mount Alexander Shire to create an Education Program in association with their upcoming production Monkey and the Monk. Below is a link to the Monkey and the Monk Learning Guide, designed for schools, but full of all sorts of interesting background information about the story.

Monkey and the Monk Learning Guide

and here’s a flier for our upcoming Monkey Mayhem workshop – a performance based workshop for 8-12 year-olds. Bookings through Castlemaine Library.

Monkey flyer 31st oct