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.

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

Fri January 29 - Sat January 30

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 January 30 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!

Music on Mount David concert

Sun January 31 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

MT DAVID NEAR OBERON. The performers are Margie Iddison, cello, Tommaso Girotto, guitar and James Fortune, flute. While many of you will remember Margie's stellar performance in February 2020 the trio is a thrilling combination of instruments that we haven't previously enjoyed here. A program of exciting delights has been prepared and we are privileged indeed to welcome all three to Mount David.


Fri February 5 at 7:30 pm

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE. An enchanting gentleman. A genius musician. And a private life of turmoil.  Chopin's Last Tour is a play with music written and performed by Phillip Aughey. 

Mark Vincent – A Tribute to Mario Lanza – Orange

Sat February 6 at 2:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Fans can expect an intimate evening with Mark Vincent performing a rich repertoire of songs and arias made popular by the great Italian-American tenor and actor Mario Lanza

Canowindra Sounds at Sunset

Sat February 6 at 5:00 pm

CANOWINDRA. Tickets are now available for this FREE event. Tickets are to be used on entry alongside with your Covid check in.

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live – Orange

Tue February 9 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.

Classic Album Night – Sheryl Crow

Thu February 11 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Sheryl Crow's Classic Album Night features Sophie Jones & Michael Carpenter performing songs from her iconic debut Tuesday Night Music Club to latest album Threads

Caribé presents Havana Return

Fri February 12 at 6:00 pm

ORANGE REGIONAL CONSERVATORIUM, ORANGE. Traditional Cuban music meets contemporary jazz with Caribé’s Havana Return

Factory Espresso Comedy with Dilruk Jayasinha and Cal Wilson

Fri February 12 at 6:45 pm
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FACTORY ESSPRESSO, ORANGE. Comedy Nights are Back, and we could not be happier.

John Williamson Winding Back Tour – Orange

Fri February 12 at 8:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. In 2021 Australian music icon John Williamson will celebrate his 51st anniversary in the entertainment industry and foresee closing the book on his regular touring

John Williamson Winding Back Tour – Bathurst

Sat February 13 at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. In 2021 Australian music icon John Williamson will celebrate his 51st anniversary in the entertainment industry and foresee closing the book on his regular touring

Gordi: Our Two Skins

Sat February 13 at 8:00 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.  

LIVEattheGALLERY – The Fir Trio & Kanimbla String Quartet

Sun February 14 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. The Kanimbla String Quartet and the Fir Trio are teaming up for a fusion of jazz and classical music. Both groups are products of the fertile music scene in the Blue Mountains and together they produce a big sound with a varied palette of instrumental and vocal colours

SPIRIT: a retrospective 2021 (Bangarra Dance Theatre)

Wed February 17 at 7:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE. Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company is returning to Orange this February, with Spirit: a retrospective 2021, a powerful collection of dance stories chosen from Bangarra’s 31-year repertoire.

Australian Horn Quartet

Sat February 20 at 6:30 pm

ORANGE REGIONAL CONSERVATORIUM, ORANGE. The Orange Regional Conservatorium is pleased to present in conjunction with The Sydney Conservatorium of Music the Australian Horn Quartet in concert.
Hear works by Tippett, Bozza and Hindemith in a unique setting for four horns

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