Welcome to our 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. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

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THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES A SPECIAL EVENT FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

A play that has changed thousands of lives, with humour and grace The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female strength and sexuality in all its complexity and mystery.
Hailed as the bible for a new generation of women, it has been performed throughout the world, and has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement, to stop violence against women. Each year a new monologue is added to the catalogue keeping the play an evolving conversation.

QUEEN – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Direct from sell-out theatres, Australia’s longest running Queen Tribute since 1993, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring the internationally acclaimed Thomas Crane, returns in 2024 for the brand new show, “Made In Heaven”. Prepare for an unforgettable journey as Thomas Crane takes fans through the iconic hits of Queen.

ART ON SCREEN: JEFF KOONS – AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

The impetuosity, energy, and imagination of one of contemporary art’s undisputed protagonists comes to the big screen in a totally unprecedented portrait. ‘As soon as we started shooting, it was clear that Koons was revealing something to us about himself...

MEDEA

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

This stylised Medea combines Greek Tragedy, Epic and Physical Theatre and to deliver a gripping experience with a thumping soundtrack.

ANH DO – THE HAPPIEST REFUGEE

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as ‘the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.‘
Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story.

Music of the Night

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Australia’s premier tribute to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the West End musicals is definitely one of a kind and thrilling audiences all over Australia.

The genius and power of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber certainly comes to life in this amazing stage show wowing audiences all over Australia!

VANESSA LARRY MITCHELL: TEARDROPS ON MY DILDO

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Fabulous, filthy and downright hilarious! Brace yourselves for a wild ride of side-splitting hilarity with the modern-day Queen of Sass, as she takes you on a laugh-out-loud adventure of her trials and tribulations of parenting, dating and all things female. 

THE JOE COCKER EXPERIENCE

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Don’t miss this 9 piece powerhouse band performing the biggest hits of the man who is still recognized as the most iconic cover singer of all time. Once we heard a song recreated by the rock soul voice of Joe Cocker, it was his way we forever wanted to hear it.

Highway of Lost Hearts by Mary Anne Butler with original music by Smith & Jones

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

A WOMAN. A DOG. A CAMPERVAN. AND 4,500KMS OF WIDE-OPEN ROAD.
After a celebrated season at BMEC in 2021, Lingua Franca’s production of Highway of Lost Hearts is hitting the road on a NSW wide tour. Back for one night only, join us as we send off Kate Smith and Smith & Jones to share this Bathurst-made production with audiences around the state.

Jimeoin: Who’s Your Man?!

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Ever wondered why dogs get so excited around 6pm? Or what the point of the little toe is? Or what to do when you forget someone’s name? Come along and see Jimeoin and you will find out all the answers to the worlds big questions. With more facial expressions than a baby eating a lemon, don’t miss Jimeoin as he takes you on a journey that’ll have you none the wiser by the time he takes his final bow!

See the man who is regarded as one of the top stand-up comedians on the planet LIVE in his hilarious new show.

 

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings 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.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

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