Welcome to our BIG 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.

COVID-19:  We’ve tagged the planned events across the region that have been cancelled or postponed: Click here

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Here’s our story on who has moved online. Click here for the listings

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Fri April 10 at 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

BATHURST. A community choir for persons living with a disability.

Inaugural Orange Chamber Music Festival – Postponed due to Covid-19

Thu April 16 - Sat April 18

ORANGE. An initiative developed by a collective of professional classical musicians from diverse chamber music backgrounds. 16-18 April 2020 will see you indulge your senses with world class performances, good company and a wide range of food and drink experiences.

Ironfest 2020 Gothic Virtual Festival

Fri April 17 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

groups & individuals do their thing in locations of their choice & live stream them (at a location to be advised) via watch parties over the April 18 & 19 weekend

Ironfest 2020 Gothic – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Sat April 18 - Sun April 19

LITHGOW SHOWGROUND. The 21st annual Ironfest will take place at the Lithgow Showground over the weekend of Sat 18 & Sun 19 April

Parkes Ukulele Players – Paused due to Covid-19

Mon April 20 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Mon 14 December 2020,


Classic Album Night – Petty/Nicks

Thu April 23 at 6:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Sophie Jones has teamed up with Sydney producer/singer-songwriter Michael Carpenter to present a show of the best of Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty

SON – Susan O’Neill

Thu April 23 at 7:00 pm

BATHURST. SON is a rising international star. Her music can be described as ranging from jazz/blues, country/blues, rock balladry to folk pop.

Mission Songs Project – Postponed due to Covid-19

Fri April 24 at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Presented as an acoustic trio, Jessie Lloyd takes audiences on a musical journey across Australia. She engages through intimate storytelling, moving harmonies and historical insights, using humour and truth to share the voices of elders as they would around a warm campfire or kitchen table.

Lee Kernaghan – Backroad Nation Tour – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Thu April 30

BMEC, BATHURST. Lee Kernaghan is one of the all-time greats of Australian music with 38 number 1 hits and a ute load of Golden Guitar awards to his credit. Following his sold out 25th Anniversary Tour Lee began turning his experiences out on the road into songs and a brand new album Backroad Nation.

Lusi Austin Walking Contradiction – Ep Launch

Fri May 1 at 7:00 pm

COWRA. You are invited to join Lusi Austin as she sings and plays her new EP songs LIVE in Cowra

The Metropolitan Opera Live in Cinemas – Agrippina

Sun May 3 at 1:00 pm

ORANGE. Screening on Sundays at 1pm, the new season of Met Operas begins on 27th October 2019, with Puccini's Turandot, and continues until 26th July 2020.

Lior & Tinalley String Quartet

Wed May 6 at 6:30 pm

ORANGE. Through Nature to Eternity featuring Lior and Tinalley String Quartet. Presented in association with Musica Viva Australia.

Classic Album Night – Tracy Chapman

Thu May 7 at 6:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Performing Tracy Chapman's self-titled album for Little Albert's Classic Album Night is Cath Hudson and Fast Car

Mamma Mia! – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Fri May 8 - Sun May 24

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Over 60 million people all around the globe have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. And now, Orange Theatre Company invites you to fall in love all over again! 

Caribé presents Havana Return, por favor

Fri May 15 at 6:30 pm

ORANGE. This striking and varied stage production with its steamy Caribbean rhythms will transport the audience straight to the heart of Cuba.

Bach in the Dark – Postponed due to Covid-19

Sat May 16 at 7:00 pm

AUSTRALIAN FOSSIL AND MINERAL MUSEUM, BATHURST. Bach in the Dark is in the moment. Forget about the phone bill, or the shopping, or politics and just listen: in the dark, surrounded by fossils.

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