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Our Wardrobe: Bringing Characters to Life for 60 years – Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition

Tue September 10 - Sun October 20

GRENFELL ART GALLERY. The Grenfell Dramatic Society is excited to showcase their wardrobe’s most beautiful vintage clothing, along with the production costumes that have brought their characters to life over the 60 years the Society has been active.


Sat September 14 - Sun October 6

PARKES. Boasting an extremely talented cast of 44 (22 ladies and 22 men) this production will lift the bar for the Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society

Factory Espresso Comedy with Steve Phillip & Sean Woodland

Fri September 20 at 7:00 pm

ORANGE. Orange's ONLY regular Comedy Night is back and we are throwing more quality comics at you.

Sprung Festival 2019

Wed September 25 - Sat October 5

CSU, BATHURST. Each year CSU’s Bathurst campus hosts a two-week festival of arts and creativity facilitated and constructed by the graduating Theatre Media cohort.

One Act Plays

Wed September 25 - Thu September 26

PARKES. One Act Plays at Parkes Christian School

Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl

Wed September 25 at 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

BMEC. "Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts" by Roald Dahl shows at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre on Wed 25 Sept at 10am, 12.30pm and 6.30pm.

Future’s Past

Wed September 25 at 7:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE. Suitable for all ages, Future’s Past promises to entertain – with catchy songs, dynamic dance and memorable characters.

Tim Ferguson: A Fast Life on Wheels

Sat September 28 at 8:00 pm

BMEC. A comedy legend rips the lid off his extraordinary life with a story that will make you laugh, cry and seize the day.

Bathurst Comedy Writing Masterclass with Tim Ferguson

Sun September 29 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

BATHURST. Can you teach 'funny'? One of our country's most successful international comedians is ready to reveal the secrets of writing comedy. Discover the secrets of writing comedy for stage and screen. See how to write stand-up, sitcom, movies, plays and webisodes.

Orange Regional Arts Foundation grants close

Mon September 30

ORANGE. Both the ORAF Bi-annual Funding and the Jump Start Arts Grant.


Thu October 3 at 6:30 pm
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One event on Sun 4 August 2019, at 11:00 am

BMEC. Watch as this highly skilled acrobatic quartet navigate not only the stage but each other, twisting and interlocking to communicate with and create new meanings for their bodies.

Action Reaction Entertainment – Film and Stag Fighting Workshop

Tue October 8 at 3:30 am - 4:30 pm


Action Reaction Entertainment – Superhero Training Workshop

Tue October 8 at 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm

ORANGE CITY LIBRARY. Ages 6 – 11 years.

Action Reaction Entertainment – Acrobatic and Stunt Performance

Tue October 8 at 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm


The Garden of the Mind

Sat October 12 at 7:30 pm

LITHGOW STATE MINE. A musical cabaret created locally focussing on understanding the lived experiences of Lithgow residents who have lived and suffered with mental health.

Dick Johnson & John Bowe Live

Sat October 12 at 8:00 pm

BMEC. Supercar Legends, friends and former teammates Dick Johnson and John Bowe take to the BMEC stage on Bathurst Weekend for "Bathurst - Stories from the Mountain”

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au