Welcome to our BIG list of arts and cultural events happening in the NSW Central West gathered from artists, event producers, great local venues and groups across the region.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

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The Persian Queen

Thu October 8 - Sun October 11

Local Stages Presents: The Persian Queen

A new musical, an old story.

Based on the biblical story of Esther, The Persian Queen is a new musical theatre production written by local artists Phil and Cath Snitch. 
Come with us on a journey through the ancient kingdom of Persia where the tormented King Xerxes is manipulated into agreeing to annihilate the Jewish settlers of Persia. His young queen is now faced with a fearful choice … should she stay quiet or should she risk death by standing up for her people?

Featuring Monique Grima as Esther, Michael Lindsay as Xerxes, Kurt Booth as Haman and Troy Oxley as Mordecai.

Thursday 8th October – 7pm

Friday 9th October – 7pm

Saturday 10th October – 1pm & 7pm

Sunday 11th October – 1pm


Thu October 8
Sun October 11
Event Category:


Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
02 6333 6166


Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Box office 02 6333 6161


Bathurst Region

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media.  Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

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