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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

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre is the heart of performance in Bathurst.

We love the arts and sharing music, dance and theatre opportunities with our community.

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May 2022

Black Cockatoo – Bathurst

Wed 25 May at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC. BATHURST. Funny and incredibly moving, Black Cockatoo is a new artistic collaboration between iconic Australian writer Geoffrey Atherden (Mother and Son, Babakiueria) and former Sydney Festival artistic director Wesley Enoch (Black Diggers). 

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Cabaret Kite: Too Hot to Handle

Fri 27 May at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Join Rusty Nails and her guests in City Hall. Fast, hot and sweaty. A night you won’t forget with music, comedy and always a little drama.

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Human Nature – Bathurst

Mon 30 May - Tue 31 May
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Australia’s homegrown heroes & Hall of Fame inductees Human Nature are returning to their roots, bringing together 30 years of performances for a never before seen intimate concert tour of the Aussie heartland.

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June 2022

Blue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell – Bathurst

Thu 2 June at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Australian cabaret chanteuse and musical theatre star, Queenie van de Zandt, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw,emotive vocals, brings to you the songs, stories and art of the musical legend that is Joni Mitchell.

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Jimeoin

Sat 4 June at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. You've seen him on T.V, you've seen him Online, you may have even seen him down the pub - but have you seen Jimeoin LIVE? Jimeoin LIVE is unlike anything you've ever seen. A ferocious onslaught of gags and a constant stream of laughter, all with inimitable facial expressions (and yes, those world famous eyebrows) - it's the ultimate comedy show

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Impermanence – Bathurst

Wed 15 June at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Returning to the stage for a national Australian tour after a sell-out Sydney world premiere season and an Adelaide Festival smash hit run, Rafeal Bonachela's Impermanence is 'arguably the single best piece created by and for an Australian dance company for many years' - Adelaide Advertiser. A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, this full-length work features a new score full of emotional power from Grammy Award-winning composer Bryce Dessner. 

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Diesel Greatest Hits & Alone with Blues Tour

Fri 17 June at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. The evening promises to showcase his unique blending of rock, soul, r&b and blues, a blend that mixes seamlessly with the ‘Alone with Blues’ tracks that he’ll be previewing for the very first time on the night

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The Australian Tenors – Bathurst

Sun 19 June at 2:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Five of the best tenor voices in Australia, The Australian Tenors are bringing a sensational program for 2022 along with romance, excitement, warmth and humour to their performance at BMEC. The concert encapsulates the spirit, the beauty and vocal demand of truly authentic tenor voice.

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Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live – Bathurst

Wed 22 June at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Anh Do’s bestselling book The Happiest Refugee has made readers laugh and cry, and was described by Russell Crowe as “the most surprising and inspiring read I have had in years.” Anh’s stage show takes it a step further, combining stand-up comedy with real life stories, photos and filmed pieces to retell his amazing story

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Leaving Jackson: The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

Thu 23 June at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter.

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Amy Shark – Bathurst

Tue 28 June at 7:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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Fresh off her Cry Forever arena tour, adored pop singer-songwriter, Amy Shark has today announced she’ll be hitting the road for a mammoth 42 date regional tour of Australia across May, June, July and August this year, presented by triple j, Handsome Tours and Select Music.

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I Liked It But…

Thu 30 June at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. No-one needs that. I Liked it, But... goes where few 'experimental contemporary immersive performance' works dare to tread… out of the theatre and into the bar to see what passes the 'pub test'. Grab a drink and enjoy some tunes with Joel and local musicians for a Pub Trivia Night about the craziest, weirdest, most confusing stuff he’s ever had to see on and off of a stage. Expect very silly stories about very serious people, served with tongue firmly in cheek. Together, we’ll try and work out how stuff even gets made, and why we should care.

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July 2022

Dharawungara

Sat 2 July at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Dharawungara is a collision of rituals. Joel tries to 'auto-initiate', to breathe life into this Wiradjuri rite he has only ever read about and explores a complicated relationship with the long dead Whiteman who did the writing. The audience is invited to reimagine the theatre as a ceremonial ground of light and sound, and Naretha Williams joining Bray as songwoman, with her driving beats conjuring the space around us. Together they create a site of intersection between his ancestral ceremonial practice, our collective imagination and the real ties of colonisation

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The Comedy of Errors – Bathurst

Thu 7 July at 8:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Shipwrecked and separated 33 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong? The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.

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Queen Bohemian Rhapsody – 50 years on

Sat 9 July at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BATHURST MEMORIAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Fresh of the heels of the successful Bohemian Rhapsody movie, comes an all new Queen tribute show from well-known Australian Freddie Mercury impersonator Thomas Crane.

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The Boy Who Talked to Dogs

Thu 21 July - Sat 23 July
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. The Boy Who Talked to Dogs is the international premiere of a mischievous and magical work for all ages made in partnership with Adelaide’s acclaimed Slingsby. Based on the true story of Nimbin’s famous “Dogman”, who grew up in Garryowen, Limerick, this tough but tender tale is a celebration of the love of animals we share our homes and lives with, starring acclaimed Dublin actor Bryan Burroughs amidst a dazzling array of shadows, songs and stellar musicianship.  

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August 2022

The Barber of Seville – Bathurst

Tue 2 August at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. The Barber of Seville fizzles and pops with lyrical acrobatics and irrepressibly funny characters. Rosini's most famous 'opera buffa' is a musical masterpiece with a storyline that would be equally at home in a Hollywood rom-com. Opera Australia's finest voices and a live orchestra deliver a score that is instantly familiar from renditions in movies, cartoons and commercials. Here, the frothy humour is intoxicating and the chorus revels in every uproarious escapade. 

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World of Musicals

Sun 7 August at 6:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia

BMEC, BATHURST. The World of Musicals…. colourful, inspiring and memorable musical classics, all performed by an international star-studded cast.

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This is Eden – Bathurst

Fri 12 August - Sat 13 August
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. In a tour-de-force performance described as ‘fearless’ and ‘nauseatingly exquisite’, Emily Goddard and acclaimed theatre director Susie Dee (Anthem and Savages) bring to life a dark, humorous and provocative anti-bonnet drama inspired by the rebellion and resistance of the female convicts of Van Diemen’s Land.

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Whalebone

Tue 16 August at 6:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Physical reality turns virtual and back in this family show about what makes us humans, the stories we tell and artificial intelligence knocking at the door.

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September 2022

Dusty: The Concert

Fri 16 September at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. This is a concert celebrating Dusty Springfield's musical achievements, hit songs, life stories and impact she had around the world during the era of the Black & White Coul.

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The INXS Show – Live Baby Live! – Bathurst

Mon 19 September at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. With an emphasis on duplicating the vibe & mojo that captivated and defined a generation, be prepared for an experience that will remind you of everything you felt when INXS conquered the musical world.

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October 2022

Sunshine Super Girl

Wed 12 October at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Evonne Goolagong’s heart-warming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation, giving hope to thousands of young girls across the country. With its distinctively Australian sensibility and humour, Sunshine Super Girl asks us to consider our nation’s future and the part we can play for the next ‘Goolagong’ waiting in the wings

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Backbone

Tue 18 October at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Backbone examines the various perceptions of what strength is, where it comes from, and how it is measured. This frenetic celebration of human interconnectedness will test the limits of strength: physical, emotional, individual, and collective.

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Bjorn Again

Fri 21 October at 8:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Dust off those flares, platform shoes and satins and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life on Bjorn Again’s MAMMA MIA! WE ARE BACK AGAIN! Tour.

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December 2022

C.P.E. Bach: Universe of Harmony

Tue 13 December at 7:30 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. Discover rich and strange new musical worlds in this superlunary concert featuring AHE and Guest Director Chad Kelly, a string orchestra and keyboard tribute to one of the most original musical minds of the enlightenment, C.P.E. Bach. The program features Emanuel’s delightfully strange Cello Concerto in A major and his brilliant G major Symphony. It also includes Benda's stunning F minor Keyboard Concerto and an occasionally downright silly suite, nicknamed La Bizarre, by his avuncular godfather Telemann

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January 2023

An Evening at the Proms Spectacular – Bathurst

Tue 10 January 2023, at 7:00 pm
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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BMEC, BATHURST. This stunning spectacular salutes the famous BBC Proms Concerts of London’s Royal Albert Hall, including well-known favourites ‘Rule Britannia’, ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Radetzky March’ and Elgar’s ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. Join Australia’s most acclaimed international violinist Ian Cooper with opera stars, prima ballerinas, Pipe Band and the Blue Danube Orchestra to evoke the sheer exuberance of An Evening At The Proms spectacular.

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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.

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