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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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

Australia's biggest and best comedy spectacular is setting off on its 26th annual road trip around the country! Showcasing the finest talents from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we're delivering a dose of laughter right to your doorstep!

Featuring a line-up of beloved comedy royalty alongside the freshest sensations from the Festival, all in one hilarious show that guarantees nationwide laughs.

$38 – $48

Jimeoin: Who’s Your Man?!

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, 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.

Event Series The Dinomaniacs

The Dinomaniacs

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

Don't miss out on the chance to experience the ultimate family adventure as they bring their 'Let's Time Travel' show to Bathurst, just in time for the school holidays!

$12 – $29


Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

Intertwined is a brand new work of Australian theatre written and directed by Cowra local Lusi Austin. It is to be premiered in Cowra July 26th, 27th and 28th 2024 at the Cowra Civic Centre so be sure to save the date.

Ross Noble – Jibber Jabber Jamboree

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, 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

Dave O’Neil – Overweight Lightweight

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

You've seen him on Spicks and Specks, Question Everything, The Project, The Front Bar, Fisk, Have You Been Paying Attention... and probably on the train! Fat funny man Dave O'Neil is taking his show, Overweight Lightweight on the road! Overweight Lightweight played to sold out audiences across the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and received some pretty spectacular reviews.


Sons of Son: Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny and Me

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

A rock and roll play about Sun Records, Memphis, and the famous artists that started their careers there. Much like the famous Sun Records label itself, this Australian production has become the little music dream that rocks. From its debut at the Sandringham Hotel in Newtown, Sydney to four years of sold out shows and standing ovations at the Sydney Opera House, Sons of Sunis about to begin an exciting new phase in 2024.


Eishan Ensemble

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

From Womad, Auckland Arts Festival, Rome Jazz Festival to Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Recital Hall, Eishan Ensemble has performed at the most well known venues and festivals around the world since it was formed in 2016 in Sydney Australia.

$25 – $35

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia. Boasting a line-up of festival favourites and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment is bringing the best of the fest direct to you! 



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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