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.
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Black Panther – Wakanda Forever

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

In Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King...

$14

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Lyle Lyle Crocodile

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience. When the Primm family moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt...

$15
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Seriously Red

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

A vivacious and hilarious redhaired woman grappling with high expectations and low self-esteem, she pours herself a cup of ambition and trades her 9-to-5 career in real estate for a life under the spotlight as a Dolly Parton impersonator.

$15
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Violent Night

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant.

$15
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Strange World

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

From the creators of the Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6, Raya and the Last Dragon and Tangled.

$15
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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

This spring, everyone’s favorite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns.

$15
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She Said

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

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Two-time Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, An Education) and Zoe Kazan (The Plot Against America, The Big Sick) star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation— a story that shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever. From the Academy Award® winning producers of 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight, the film is based on the New York Times investigation by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Rebecca Corbett and the New York Times bestseller, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.

$15
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NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.

$15
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Little Eggs: on African Rescue

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

This is a story about the courage of parents who, despite their apparent smallness, overcome all obstacles to cross the entire world to rescue their children.

$15
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The Menu

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

$15
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Avatar: The Way of the Water

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

“Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.

$15
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The Amazing Maurice

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Rats! They’re everywhere… In the breadbins, dancing across the tabletops, stealing pies from under the cook’s noses. So, what does every town need? A good piper to lure them away.

$15

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Triangle of Sadness

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

The new film by Ruben Östlund, the award-winning director of The Square and Force Majuere and winner of the Palme d’Or winner 2022. In Ruben Östlund’s wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty....

$15
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The Road Dance

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Based on the best-selling novel and inspired by true events, The Road Dance won the prestigious Audience Award at the 2021 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

$15
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A Man Called Otto

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Experience a funny, heartwarming story about how some families come from the most unexpected places. Based upon the novel A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

$15
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The Banshees of Inisherin

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

"Both leads are terrific in Martin McDonagh's slippery, complex new comedy drama set in 1923, during the last throes of the Irish Civil War" DAILY TELEGRAPH UK ★★★★★ "an end-of-friendship breakup movie that swings between the hilarious, the horrifying and the heartbreaking in magnificent fashion...a strong contender for the Oscars’ best picture race"

$15
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The Fabelmans

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Master of cinema and three-time Academy Award winner, Steven Spielberg returns for his lovingly crafted memoir, The Fabelmans, an undeniable late-career masterwork having won this year’s Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award. Directed by Spielberg, and written alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, the drama captures the wonder of his earliest experiences with film as well as delivering a touching portrait of his family.

$15
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Emily

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Emily tells the imagined life of one of the world’s most famous authors, Emily Brontë. The film stars Emma Mackey (Sex Education, Death on the Nile) as Emily, a rebel and misfit, as she finds her voice and writes the literary classic ‘Wuthering Heights’.

$15

 

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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