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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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Compareo

Tue 9 February - Tue 30 March

BMEC, BATHURST. Compareo is BMECs new inclusive arts program, providing an exciting opportunity for people with disabilities to explore performance skills

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Tue 2 March at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for children 18 months+ and their adults. Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, the production features a menagerie of over 75 magical puppets, including the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – and an Australian cast who bring these beloved books to life on stage.

Carillon Junior Theatrical Society – Murder Mystery Show

Fri 5 March - Sun 7 March

BATHURST. Each of our performances features 2 separate fantastic comedic plays, a competition AND music from our talented student Liam Gildea

NT Live: War Horse

Sat 6 March at 7:00 pm
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One event on Sat 6 March 2021, at 7:00 pm

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE, COWRA. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company, the critically acclaimed and international smash-hit play War Horse returns to cinemas

Keystone 1889’s Mardi Gras Cabaret

Sun 7 March at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

KEYSTONE 1889, BATHURST. Join us for an afternoon of high tea delights and chilled cabaret-style performances reflecting a rainbow of diverse LGBTQIA+ creatives the day after the big night before.

Cabaret Kite – Unsolicited Advice

Fri 12 March at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Rusty Nails and her special guests from the central west and beyond give you Unsolicited Advice - Who needs it? Will you dare to share your dilemma? Music, circus, comedy and monologues all in one fast-paced show

Little Shop of Horrors

Wed 17 March - Sat 20 March

BATHURST. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world

A Taste of Ireland – Cowra

Wed 24 March at 7:30 pm

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE, COWRA. With revamped classics like ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Tell Me Ma’, the show’s live, energetic blend of well-known tunes, jaw-dropping acapella tap battles, world-class dancing, melodic folk music mash-ups and craic galore transports you through the story of Ireland’s tumultuous history, complimented by stunning production and lighting

A Taste of Ireland – Bathurst

Thu 25 March at 7:30 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. With revamped classics like ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Tell Me Ma’, the show’s live, energetic blend of well-known tunes, jaw-dropping acapella tap battles, world-class dancing, melodic folk music mash-ups and craic galore transports you through the story of Ireland’s tumultuous history, complimented by stunning production and lighting

A Taste of Ireland – Orange

Fri 26 March at 7:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. With revamped classics like ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Tell Me Ma’, the show’s live, energetic blend of well-known tunes, jaw-dropping acapella tap battles, world-class dancing, melodic folk music mash-ups and craic galore transports you through the story of Ireland’s tumultuous history, complimented by stunning production and lighting

The 91-Storey Treehouse

Mon 29 March at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Andy and Terry’s Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Stories! It’s now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider!
But Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they’re about to face their biggest challenge yet! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don’t want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry & Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?

Mono : A Three-Person One-Man Show – Bathurst

Tue 30 March at 2:00 pm
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One event on Tue 30 March 2021, at 7:30 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. In the tradition of Joyce Grenfell, Alan Bennett and Bob Newhart comes “Mono”; with nine brilliant comic characters brought to life by three legendary performers, each delivering their hysterical monologues in 90 minutes of wit, fun and laughter

The Robertson Bros 60s Variety TV Show – Bathurst

Fri 9 April at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Take a trip down memory lane with this amazing interactive live TV Variety Show featuring the hits from: The Seekers, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Neil Sedaka and The Everly Brothers!

Bluey’s Big Play – Orange

Thu 15 April - Fri 16 April

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. See Bluey, Bingo, Mum and Dad as you’ve never seen them before... Join The Heelers in their first live theatre show created just for you with puppetry, live actors and iconic Australian sets. It’s a little bit different and a little bit beautiful.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Fri 7 May - Sat 15 May

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Orange Theatre Company production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

Animal Farm – Orange

Thu 20 May at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Created by shake & stir and directed by Michael Futcher, Animal Farm promises to be one of the most shocking, relevant and wickedly funny theatre events of 2020.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events 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. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au