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.
It's free to submit your local events. (Use the 'Submit' option under the 'Whats On' menu at the top of the page).
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A Night at the Proms – Spectacular!

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

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.

Pirates of Penzance – Scots All Saints College Senior Musical

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

The Pirates of Penzance - is an amusing comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan which was first performed in 1879. The tale unfolds with Frederic who, having almost completed his apprenticeship to a ship of tender-hearted pirates, meets and falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of the Major-General. Sadly, Frederic learns he was born on 29th February and so cannot complete the terms of his apprenticeship until he is 63, as he will only have a birthday every leap year.

The Dancin Man

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

All singing all dancing One Man Show… accompanied by a 3-piece band.
The Dancin Man celebrates the quintessential Song & Dance Men that graced the Stage and Screen such as Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Donald O'Connor, The Nicholas Brothers, Sammy Davis Jnr...

Echoes of Pink Floyd

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

Echoes of Pink Floyd are dedicated to one goal: To authentically recreate the wonderful sights and sounds of one of the world’s greatest progressive bands for the enjoyment of fans aged 9 - 99.

On – Circa

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

After the smash-hits of Humans 2.0, Carnival of the Animals and Peepshow, Brisbane’s globally renowned Circa returns with their newest creation On by Circa.  

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The Alphabet of Awesome Science

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet — where sesquipedalian words inspire mind-blowing scientific surprises! It's a tongue-twisting race from A to Z that's equal parts explosive, messy, hilarious, fascinating and gross. Brace yourself for an hour of carefully crafted alphabetical, scientifical (award-winning!) chaos — that floats, flies, squirts, sprays, ignites and erupts!

Robertson Brothers 1960’s Variety TV Show

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

Following their Sold Out National Tour in 2022, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2023 with a brand new show! The Robertson Brothers are thrilled to be returning with their new heart-warming and uplifting 1960’s Variety TV Show! 

Creedence Clearwater Collective

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

We invite you to join us for a celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival, as we walk-through the life and 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.

Twist and Shout – A Salute to Rock n Roll

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

With Tributes To – Elvis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Del Shannon, Jerry Lee Lewis and Australia’s Johnny O’Keefe, as well as the No 1 hits of The Bee Gees, The Beatles, The Monkees and The Hollies to name a few.

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Euphoria

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

A Country Town. A Festival. A local tragedy and a town that doesn’t talk. This tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of this little town where everyone knows everyone, and where Ethan is hit by his past as Meg struggles with the present. As the festival unfolds, Meg and Ethan’s worlds collide and the community comes together for an event they’ll never forget.

Celtic Illusion – The Magic Returns

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

Immerse yourself in one of the most unique productions touring the world. Celtic Illusion, the Irish dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA by storm and will tour nationwide in 2023.

Runt

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

RUNT is a play about the runts of the world: the lesser, the unwanted, the weak, those without clout, the insignificant; all the unders. Runt, a small undernourished woman has endured enough of the misery of being the runt of the litter. She toughens up and attempts to take power, to lead the oppressed, to rise up and fight, for equality, for decency and what’s right. She liberates sack after sack after sack of miserable runts. And she grows. She feels herself reaching eight foot or more. She gets a taste for what it means to be great. Trouble is, “greatness forgets runtness.”

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Romeo & Juliet

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

General public on sale is Monday 16 January 2023 at 10am. BMEC 2023 Season Members have priority booking until then. “Thou can’st not speak of that thou dost not feel...” It takes a village to kill a child. A brand new...

 

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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