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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Picasso. A Rebel in Paris. Story of a Life and a Museum

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

Picasso. A Rebel in Paris. Story of a Life and a Museum creates and develops an original portrait of the artist, outlining the contradictory nature of his character – at the same time generous and despotic, made of sunshine and shadow, often hidden behind a mask – and the duplicity of his behavior, even with the many women in his life.

$25

42nd Street The Musical

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

42nd Street, the legendary Broadway musical theatre classic, is a ‘glorious’ (Express) and ‘utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz’ (Times).  Telling the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway, this is the largest ever staging of the Tony Award-winning musical and it was filmed live at the magnificent Theatre Royal in the heart of London’s West End.  Starring national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock and featuring iconic songs 42nd Street, We’re In The Money and Lullaby of Broadway, this is pure magic on the big screen. Screened at BMEC as part of our Live Performance on Screen programme.

$25

Karise Eden supported by Lueth Ajak

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

Shooting to fame at the age of 19 with a viral audition video that now has over 50 million views on YouTube, Karise Eden has arguably one of Australia’s most distinctive voices, with two ARIA Awards, gold and platinum records and multiple Top 5 positions in the ARIA and AIR charts. 

Karise’s solo shows see her armed with her guitar and a songbook of her own originals plus her own twist on some classics that have influenced her musical journey throughout her career.  

$45

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.

An American in Paris – The Musical

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

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’ presented as part of BMECs Live Performance and Art on Screen programme.
 Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility.  Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war.

$25

Titanic The Musical (Live on screen)

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

A stunning production focusing on the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), based on the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, this stunning production celebrates the 10th anniversary of its London premiere, where it received sweeping critical acclaim across the board.

$25

 

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

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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