Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Orange Civic Theatre

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.
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The Comedy of Errors – Orange

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. 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.

Sydney Symphony present Tchaikovsky – Orange

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. The Sydney Symphony are in town for one special night. Not only do we have the chance to hear one of the most in demand bassoonists in the country, but two of them, performing together. Bringing to life music from Vienna's golden past, the Orchestra's very own Todd Gibson-Cornish and Matthew Wilkie showcase the bright, happy music that once floated out across Vienna's cobbled street

Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. 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. Thomas with his hot band Bohemian Rhapsody bring back to life the visual excitement, sound and stage energy as witnessed at a Queen concert.Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody will perform all the great hits like We Will Rock You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, A Kind of Magic, I Want To Break Free, Another One Bites the Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Impermanence – Orange

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. 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. 

The Gruffalo

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. After sell-out seasons across the world, including London's West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia! Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaption of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. 

By A Thread

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. By a Thread offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics from some of Australia’s best emerging circus artists. With intense training in a breadth of contemporary circus disciplines, the performers have pooled their knowledge and skills, and then exploded the traditional boundaries of these disciplines to create a show where classic techniques are used in expansive ways

The Barber of Seville – Orange

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. 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. 

Jason Owens sing John Denver

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

Performing in intimate settings around the nation, Jason will be singing many of Denver’s most loved songs from his fourth album Jason Owen Sings John Denver: the 20th Anniversary

Jane Eyre

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Bronte's gothic tale of a spirited orphan in search for love, family and sense of belonging, blazes the country in 2022. Witness one of the most iconic pieces of English literature retold in a faithful yet fiercely original new stage adaption from the nationally-renowned Shake & Stir Theatre Co (Animal Farm, Dracula). 

Girls On Tap

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. A high energy, theatrical tap show celebrating women and female empowerment throughout the ages. The ladies of Girls On Tap multi-task (of course) live on stage – whether they are dancing, singing, tapping and playing the piano at the same time or using their daily hair care routine to tap out fun rhythms with a can of hair spray and a hair brush

The INXS Show – Live Baby Live! – Orange

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. 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.

The Wedding Singer

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time where hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer's sparkling new score does for the 80s what Hairspray did for the 60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years. 

Edward the Emu

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

A brand-new take of another much-loved tale, Edward the Emu. More than an adaption, this is a unique imagining of two beloved picture books. Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu, combining the plights of both emus in one heartfelt, clever and funny new tale. 

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

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!


Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

Join Cosentino as he performs death-defying escapes that will thrill your senses, mind-boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic that twists your view of reality.

Cinderella Pantomime

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

In a first for Orange Theatre Company, Cinderella by Bob Heather and Stuart Adern, licensed by Lazy Bee Scripts is a traditional British Pantomime. Packed with jokes, slapstick, wordplay and magic, this is a family friendly show with enough music, hijinks and audience participation to ensure a thoroughly good time out for all. 

Marina Prior & David Hobson – The Two of Us Encore

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

After 3 back to back years of selling out 100 + shows around the country, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour, ‘The 2 Of Us’ in up close and personal mode.  Brand new songs, back-stage and life stories, and including the classics from their vast repertoire spanning 35 years in a 2 hour spectacular show. Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera,
Cats, Evita, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.


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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