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 Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine

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

By popular demand, The Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine will return to Australia in May, June and July 2024. They will present again their double bill of Forest Song & Don Quixote. The audience response to their performances in 2023 was literally amazing with standing ovations following every performance.

Brad Cox with Special Guests

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

Australian music sensation Brad Cox is thrilled to announce his upcoming solo tour, “Yarns and Yodels” set to captivate audiences across regional Australia. Inspired by the 50 or so sold-out solo shows Brad performed during lockdown, he will be taking to the theatre stage to perform beloved Coxy favourites, both new and old, and hopefully get a few laughs in the process.

Western NSW Dance Festival 2024

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

Arts education is an important platform for students to thrive, express, create, collaborate, learn and excel. The Western NSW Dance Festival highlights public schools from across Western NSW, showcasing the passion, skills and creativity of teachers and students from Kindergarten to Year 12 as they explore the art of dance.

Band Out of Hell – A Meat Loaf Tribute

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

Get ready for a night of singing, dancing and rocking out to all of your favourite Meat Loaf hits!

Prepare to be swept away on a wave of rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia as Band Out Of Hell, hailed as one of the greatest tributes to the iconic Meat Loaf, graces the stage of BMEC

NT Live: Nye

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

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state.

From campaigning at the coalfield to leading the battle to create the National Health Service, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is often referred to as the politician with greatest influence over the UK without ever being Prime Minister.

Filmed live at the National Theatre in London and played on screen at BMEC.

The Tap Pack

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

Following sold-out shows and rave reviews on London’s West End, at Sydney Opera House and around the world, Australia’s hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack is coming to Bathurst.

They sing. They dance. They joke. They bring a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style!

$74.90 – $94.90

MET Opera: Madama Butterfly

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

Puccini’s devastating opera of unrequited love between a young Japanese girl and an American naval officer is one of the world’s most popular (and tragic) operas.

Captured live in New York from The MET Opera and screened at BMEC, this will be a stunning production not to be missed.

The Divine Miss Bette

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

A spectacularly joyous music and comedy event featuring multiple award-winner Catherine Alcorn channeling the legendary Bette Midler.

Backed by an all-star live band and dancers, don’t miss your chance to catch the magnificent The Divine Miss Bette in this thrilling concert experience.

Tina the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Show

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

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this glorious, energetic stage production, brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. The powerful raspy vocals, high-intensity dancing and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers to make this the definitive tribute, and a fabulous fun night out!

Lantern Making Workshop & Parade

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

Learn how to make beautiful, awe-spiring lanterns at the fun lantern making workshop with the amazing Phil Relf.

All are welcome to come along and join in the fun. It's the perfect family holiday activity!

Free

Dark Side of the Moon – A Tribute to Pink Floyd

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

Dark Side of the Moon. Pink Floyd’s masterpiece, exploring the passage of time and our inability to control it. Money, greed, conflict, losing touch with reality. Death. The fourth highest selling album of all time is all about me, you, us and them.

Complete with searing guitar solos, sassy saxophone, backing vocalists, video montage and a laser light show, Run Like Hell are a Floydian experience not to be missed.

$40 – $65

Best of the Bee Gees Show

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

The Best of the Bee Gees Show celebrates 26 years on the road with a massive catalogue of international hits, accompanied by special guest – original Bee Gees drummer, Colin “Smiley” Petersen. 

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

Women Like Us

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

Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are Women Like Us, two of the most sought after comedians in Australia.

They have sold out this show over 300 times, earned several 5-Star Reviews at Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and in 2024 this powerhouse duo are bringing their hilarious show to BMEC for one night only!

$45 – $50

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.

Ross Noble – Jibber Jabber Jamboree

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

Jibber Jabber Jamboree marks Ross Noble’s 21st solo stand-up tour.

To celebrate this milestone, he invites you to join him for an evening of the sort of inspired nonsense that has cemented his place as the supreme master of stream of conscious freewheeling stand up.
This is a chance to see Noble live on stage in his natural habitat.

$49.90 – $54.90

Creedence Clearwater

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

You are invited to celebrate the music of one of the world’s most iconic bands–from the songs they wrote, to the songs covered, to the songs they wrote for others.

From their album debut in 1968 to their last album in 1972, CCR was a juggernaut of phenomenal proportions. No other band has created such an impact in such a short time.The Creedence Clearwater Collective brings to the stage a band that captures the unique CCR sound.

Burn the Floor ‘Dare to Dream’

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

Headlined by the incredible Vocals of Human Nature’s Phil Burton,   The fearless reality of Burn the Floor in 2024 is reflected in the dancer’s mantra “be Brave, no Boundaries, Dare to Dream” as they push the extremes in bringing their famous, infectious, rebellious energy to the stage every single night. 

$59.90 – $79.90

Elvis an American Trilogy

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

Direct from the United States - Elvis: An American Trilogy presents Aloha From Hawaii starring Steve Michaels, Louis Brown and Michael Chambliss Due to overwhelming demand, Elvis: An American Trilogy, the show that embodies the essence of ‘The King’ is back.

$39.50 – $69.50
Event Series Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

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

A must see stunning full length classical ballet production of the traditional fairy-tale story! Featuring internationally recognized artists in leading roles in a rich display of outstanding skill.

One of the world’s most loved fairy tale classics is retold through a superb production featuring classical ballet skill and choreography which honours the spirit of this magical story – an inspiring, impacting, entertaining and memorable experience for the whole family!

$69 – $79

 

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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