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 happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Click here for the listings

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Faded Glamour

Thu October 1 - Sat October 31

PEISLEY ST GALLERY, ORANGE. A series of soft and lyrical interiors and florals that delights in the feminine and decorative by Larissa Blake. 

Sharp Short Dance Festival Heats

Mon October 26 - Sat November 21

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE, COWRA. Sharp Short Dance, Sydney’s most exciting youth dance festival, offers the best young dancers and choreographers from across NSW the opportunity to showcase their talent to a panel of industry professionals and compete for a variety of prizes and awards.

2020 Forbes Baby Boomers Music Festival

Fri October 30

FORBES SERVICES MEMORIAL CLUB, FORBES. The 2020 Forbes Baby Boomers Music Festival will be held over the weekend in 30, 31 October and 1 November.

Tracey Chapman – Classic Album Night by Cath Hudson & Fast Car

Thu November 5 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Performing Tracy Chapman's self-titled album for Little Alberts's Classic Album NIght is Cath Hudson + Band Fast Car

Black Sabbath – Classic Album Night by the War Pigs (Formally Lizard Kings)

Thu November 5 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Performing Black Sabbath's Hits for Little Alberts's Classic Album NIght is The War Pigs (Formally The Lizard Kings) in November

Fanny Lumsden: Fallow Album Tour – Manildra

Thu November 5 at 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

MANILDRA. Cinematic, laden with harmonies, stories and musicianship, these theatre-based shows will take you on a journey into the mountains, across the plains and back again.

LIVEattheGallery – Fir Trio & Kanimbla String

Sun November 8 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Fill the senses with music art. Join us for some great entertainment in our amazing space

Gordi: Our Two Skins

Sat November 14 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE, COWRA. Gordi returns to her NSW country roots for a special performance for the community she holds dear in her heart.  

Grapes of Mirth: Comedy and Wine in Orange

Sat November 14 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ORANGE. Five of Australia's best comedians, and of course your host, Merrick Watts.

Oscar Thorburn @ The Oxford Hotel

Sat November 14 at 7:00 pm

BATHURST. As life beings to slowly return to normal, we thought it was about time to kickstart some entertainment at The Oxford Hotel! We are very pleased to announce Oscar Thorburn and his band will be performing LIVE on Saturday the 14th of November.

Magic Beach

Mon November 16 at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Alison Lester AM’s classic book comes to life on stage in a wonderful world of text, song, light, shadow and movement for children aged 3-8 and their adults.
From the team behind The Gruffalo and The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses, this new Australian adaptation from multi-award winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special.

ODonnell By 3

Thu November 19 - Fri November 20

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Orange Civic Theatre celebrates the return of live music this November with a special series of intimate acoustic concerts performed by a trio of the Orange’s most acclaimed performers Pat, Kellie and Andy O’Donnell as ODonnell by 3

Classic Album Night – The Beatles

Thu November 19 at 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. The most iconic tunes in the Fab Four’s catalog as live performances, mixed in with a few really obscure tracks at Little Alberts

Colin Buchanan & Raechel Whitchurch: The Songs and Stories Tour – Parkes

Fri November 20 at 7:00 pm

PARKES. Colin Buchanan and Raechel Whitchurch will be performing songs from each of their country releases, while sharing the stories behind the songs

Colin Buchanan & Raechel Whitchurch: The Songs and Stories Tour – Canowindra

Sat November 21 at 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

CANOWINDRA. Colin Buchanan and Raechel Whitchurch will be performing songs from each of their country releases, while sharing the stories behind the songs

Canto Latino Quartet

Sat November 21 at 8:00 pm

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE, COWRA. Canto Latino’s music ventures into Spain, Portugal and Latin America plunging into the emotional depths of Portuguese fado, the power and drama of Argentinean Tango, with the lively spices of salsa and bossa

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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.

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