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.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happening in the region each year.

Looking for the ongoing or regularly open museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art? They’re all covered at our Culture Maps Central NSW. Explore it here

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Romeo and Juliet

Thu November 26 - Sat November 28

ABERCROMBIE HOUSE, BATHURST. The Bathurst Shakespeare Players and Abercrombie House present the 8th season of Shakespeare-in-the-garden.

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death

Fri November 27 - Sat November 28

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE, COWRA. Agatha Raisin, an irascible but endearing middle-aged dynamo,  has "retired" to the serenity of the Cotswolds, only to discover that it's difficult for an "incomer" to be accepted there. Determined to make friends quickly, she enters the village quiche-making  competition.

Randy Feltface

Wed December 9 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Randy Feltface, mostly referred to merely as Randy, is an Australian puppet comedian voiced and operated by Heath McIvor.

Register Your Interest In: Beloved Monster Drama Company January Workshop

Fri 11 December 2020, at 8:00 am - Wed 13 January 2021, at 5:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. If you're looking for children's drama activities in 2021, the Beloved Monster Drama Company will be hosting workshops in January and after school in Term 1

Arts Revival Festival

Mon 14 December 2020, - Tue 26 January 2021,

PARKES. Revival seems like the perfect theme for the festival - an opportunity to revive, celebrate and foster artistic activity in our local community and use the arts to inspire and uplift people in these troubled times.

W (A New Wonderland)

Mon December 14 at 6:30 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Join White Rabbit Tours’ five-star rated tour of this excellent place called Wonderland, attend Maddy Hatter’s tea party, and watch as tensions rise in the White Queen’s Annual Tart-Off.

Applications Close for Zonta Orange annual Arts Scholarship for Young Women School Leavers

Tue December 22

ORANGE. The Zonta Club of Orange Marj Johnson Arts Scholarship for young women entering tertiary education in 2021 is open for applications.

Midsummer Bohos

Sat 23 January 2021, - Sun 24 January 2021,

OLD LITHGOW POTTERY, LITHGOW. Live theatre and music. Stalls and artists.

The Wharf Revue 2020: Good Night and Good Luck – Orange

Fri 29 January 2021, - Sat 30 January 2021,

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Don’t miss out on this one last hurrah as the indefatigable trio of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott reunite with dazzling accomplice Mandy Bishop for one final victory lap of The Wharf Revue.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase – Bathurst

Sat 30 January 2021, at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Boasting a line-up of Festival favourites, international stars, and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment is bringing the best of the fest direct to you!

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live – Orange

Tue 9 February 2021, at 8:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing… happiness.

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live – Bathurst

Thu 11 February 2021, at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing...happiness.

A Taste of Ireland – Cowra

Wed 24 March 2021, 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 2021, 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 2021, 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 2021, 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?

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