Welcome to our BIG 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.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

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Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

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105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
02 6333 6166 www.bmec.com.au

August 2020

Bathurst Remembers World War 2 Exhibition

Fri August 14 - Mon August 17
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. This is a World War Two exhibition which will consist of “Snapshots of World War 2” - 500 enlarged photos – battlefields, training, home front, etc., and “Wall of Valour - World War 2 Servicemen and Women with an association with Bathurst who enlisted and served” - 100 enlarged photos. Plus some 2,000 military and WW2 memorabilia items and old wartime newsreels from guest exhibitors.

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September 2020

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live – Bathurst

Mon September 14 at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing...happiness.

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Dads – Bathurst

Wed September 16 at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. The team have taken inspiration from the shared collective of family history with dance, memories of dance, and what becomes more than just daggy dad dance moves but a beautiful foray into the layman’s perspective on art.

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Mara! Big Band

Fri September 18 at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. For over 3 decades the Mara! Quintet has been developing a new genre of contemporary Australian music, exploring the intersection between jazz and world music. This has earned them two ARIA awards and two final ARIA nominations and taken them across the globe many times with tours to 23 countries.

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YOU GOT IT! a Salute to Roy Orbison staring John Stephan

Sat September 26 at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC. Internationally renowned artist John Stephan will be celebrating and paying the ultimate homage to The Big O showcasing all his classic hits together with Roy Orbison’s massive 15 number 1 hits right across the world with a special touch to the hugely popular The Traveling Wilburys.

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October 2020

Loose Ends

Wed October 14 at 6:30 pm
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One event on Thu 15 October 2020, at 10:00 am

One event on Thu 15 October 2020, at 12:30 pm

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. Step into a magical world of wonders and wacky contraptions. A quirky tale of friendship with a touch of Mr Bean.

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November 2020

Echoes of Pink Floyd

Sat November 21 at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. Audiences will be treated to an extensive exploration of the band’s impressive catalogue as the gang from Echoes of Pink Floyd plays all of Pink Floyd’s biggest smash hits, as well as some lovingly hand-picked deep album cuts designed to please the most committed of hard-core fans. 

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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase – Bathurst – New date

Sat November 28 at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. Boasting a line-up of Festival favourites, international stars, and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment is bringing the best of the fest direct to you!

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December 2020

1970 – The Year in Music

Wed December 9 at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC. The Original Masters Project proudly presents 1970 – a 50th anniversary showcase celebrating the hits from an iconic year in music.

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February 2021

Mark Vincent – A Tribute to Mario Lanza – Bathurst

Fri 5 February 2021, at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. Fans can expect an intimate evening with Mark Vincent performing a rich repertoire of songs and arias made popular by the great Italian-American tenor and actor Mario Lanza including “Because You’re Mine”, “Be My Love”, “The Loveliest Night of the Year” and “Nessun Dorma” to name a few

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March 2021

Bluey’s Big Play – Bathurst

Sun 14 March 2021,
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. See Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad as you’ve never seen them before... Join The Heelers in their first live theatre show created just for you with puppetry, live actors and iconic Australian sets. It’s a little bit different and a little bit beautiful.

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June 2021

World of Musicals – New date

Tue 8 June 2021, at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. The World of the Musicals is a show for the entire family, so get ready to be enthralled and sing along to all your favourite and much-loved Musicals in one unforgettable evening

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July 2021

With Love, Marilyn

Wed 7 July 2021, at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. Lovers come and go in this playful and sensual musical journey weaving stories behind the men that Monroe loved – and Marilyn had her fair share of love and romance.

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August 2021

The Australian Bee Gees Show

Fri 13 August 2021, at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. Fresh from celebrating nine years and over 2800 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, the Australian Bee Gees Show are heading Down Under for the Australian leg of their 25th anniversary tour! One night only, be part of the magic! 

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