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 Umbilical Brothers

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

The Umbilicals take the energy of live performance and the spectacle of cinema and smashes them together into a new show performed simultaneously on stage and on the big screen.

The Proms – A Musical Spectacular

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

Bring your flags!! Bring your noise-makers and come join the fun and frivolity for the most exciting concert of the year, The Proms Spectacular.

John Waters – The John Lennon Songbook in Concert

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

With an intimate take on classic hits, including the Imagine album favourites, come and experience this iconic show - The Lennon Songbook in Concert - Lennon like you've never heard before.

Bjorn Again

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

ABBA fans get excited as Björn Again bring ABBA’s timeless hits back to the stage in a sing-along, dance-along extravaganza.

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.

Frankie Valli and The Beach Boys Show

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

A world class show that brings together two of the most exciting harmony bands in pop music history Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons & the Beach Boys.

The Romantic Piano – feat. Konstantin Shamray

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

Concert pianist Konstantin Shamray burst onto the international music scene when he won both Judges’ and People’s Choice prizes at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2008. Since then, he has enjoyed critical acclaim for his performances with orchestras and chamber music groups around the world. Described as an exhilarating performer with faultless technique and fearless command of the piano, Konstantin has performed under the baton of distinguished conductors including Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Liss, Tugan Sokhiev, Nicholas Milton and Alexander Vedernikov.

On by Circa

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

A chance encounter. A touch. An improbable connection. On by Circa follows eight strangers whose lives cross in the courtyard of an apartment block. Over the course of a single night they will fight, love, laugh and find moments of beauty and transcendence.

Recurring

The Robertson Brothers 1960’s Variety TV Show

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, 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!

Cirque MOTHER AFRICA

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

The heartbeat of Africa pulsates throughout this jaw-dropping show as the musicians and artists transport audience members to the breath-taking continent of Africa.

Cirque Mother Africa

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

Celebrating 15 years and DIRECT from a sell-out BROADWAY SEASON, Cirque MOTHER AFRICA is returning to Australia in 2023 with an all NEW SHOW featuring the amazing hand to hand balancing act as seen on AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT performed by the RAMADHANI BROTHERS. The heartbeat of Africa pulsates throughout this jaw-dropping show as the musicians and artists transport audience members to the breath-taking continent of Africa.

Wild Thing

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

A tale of sea eagles and pole dancing, of children and childhood dreams, of religion and rock ‘n roll. Most of all this is a tale of friendships that have stood the test of time

Hania Rani

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

Hania Rani is one of the most successful and intriguing pianists in the world right now. A transcendent talent, a classically-trained pianist able to evoke the sparseness of her native Polish Bieszezady mountain landscape while teasing enough latent energy to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Hania Rani – Live in Orange

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

In Australia for the first time - Musical Meteor, an astonishing pianist and contemporary composer.

Becoming Eliza

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

In 2016, Anna O’Byrne won the role of a lifetime when she was hand-picked by Dame Julie Andrews to play Eliza in the 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady, which played at Sydney Opera House and on tour. After enchanting audiences across the country, winning rave reviews along the way, Anna won the coveted Helpmann award for her extraordinary performance.

The Twits

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

Roald Dahl’s gruesome twosome The Twits are ready to delight and disgust, in equal measure.
Mr and Mrs Twit are the nastiest couple you could ever hope (not) to meet.
Both are on a quest to be meaner than the other – but, is there someone out there who can out-twit the Twits?

School of Rock

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

SILENCE by Karul Projects

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

SILENCE is about the space in between. The conversations not being heard and the responses that are muted. Through the beating of a drum, bodies thrash through frequencies to uncover what lies in the SILENCE.

The Alphabet of Awesome Science

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet – where great big chewy sesquipedalian words inspire mind-blowing scientific surprises. Professor Lexi Con has curated a curious collection of her favourite words (one for every letter of the alphabet) with each word providing Professor Noel Edge with an inspirational jumping off point for 26 quirky scientific demonstrations – that squish and squirt, float and fly, erupt and explode.

Mr Stink

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

David Walliams’ award-winning book comes to life on stage for children 6-12… and their adults!‘
Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…

Celtic Illusion – The Magic Returns

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken the world by storm. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing unparalleled art forms, now more spectacular than ever before. With new spellbinding illusions, entrancing music, and choreography, Celtic Illusion – The Magic Returns is the must-see family event of 2023.

 

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.

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