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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Summer Saturday Art Mornings

Sat January 9 - Sat January 30

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. For ages 8 - 12 years. Taking inspiration from the ADRIENNE DOIG: It's All About Me! exhibition, participants will explore new materials and methods for making artworks including performance, paper based materials and weaving.

Mondays at the Museum

Mon February 1
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Mon 31 May 2021,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. ORM are bringing back our on-site Mondays at the Museum program for under 5-year-olds and their carers, starting Monday, February 1st 2021. If you would like to book, click on the button below.

Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival – Youth Poetry Competition

Sat February 20 at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

ORANGE. Individual performances of original poetry open to students

Inland Sea of Sound 2021: The Beanies

Sun February 28 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Kids' favourites The Beanies perform a free show for families. The Beanies Egg-straordinary Day.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Tue March 2 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 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

Pollinators: A SPARKE Project

Sat March 20 - Sun May 9

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. The 2021 collaboration of Orange Regional Museum, Gallery and the SPARKE network will focus on the theme of Pollinators and culminate in a collaborative installation of student artwork at Orange Regional Museum

The 91-Storey Treehouse

Mon March 29 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?

Bluey’s Big Play – Orange

Thu April 15 - Fri April 16

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 May 7 - Sat May 15

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.

Zooom – A Lost Star Finds Its Way Home

Fri June 18

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Combining old school whimsy with state of the art technology, ZOOOM is an enchanting story of a child alone in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand

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