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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Will Shakespeare, An Introduction

Keystone 1889, Bathurst 99 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Introduce your kids to Shakespeare. Performed by kids, for kids!

The students absolutely LOVE Shakespeare and there will be a SINGLE SHOW ONLY in beautiful KeyStone – for the public to enjoy the talents of the students.

Enjoy the show yourself or bring your kids along to get their first taste of the Bard. The show is designed for kids 8-12 or so.


A Christmas Carol – A Radio Play

Keystone 1889, Bathurst 99 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Bathurst theatre company brings you a delightful Christmas classic story.  "A Christmas Caroll" in the form of a live radio play to the audience within the charatisic ambience of Keystone 1889.

The play brings to life how Scrooge captures the old true meaning of Christmas.

$10 – $20

Mrs Hawke and the Angel of Death

Keystone 1889, Bathurst 99 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Bathurst Theatre Company present their latest Radio Play by Phil Sanders: Mrs Hawke and the Angel of Death.​

This is Part 2 and follows their hit show Mrs Hawke Goes West. 

$25 – $65


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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