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.

COVID-19:  We’ve tagged the planned events across the region that have been cancelled or postponed: Click here

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Here’s our story on who has moved online. Click here for the listings

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Regenerate Online Resources

Wed April 15 - Sun May 31

From ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY and ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM. Two activity packs for primary-aged children and their families, focusing on the native plants and animals that call Mount Canobolas home.

Cowra Ballet School Online Term 2

Mon April 20 - Sun May 31

Cowra Ballet School has now moved 100% online with a combination of pre-recorded videos, live classes, challenges and connection calls.

Mondays at the Museum (at home!)

Mon May 25
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 29 June 2020,

Orange Regional Museum have moved our Mondays at the Museum program online. Each week, download a new hands-on activity inspired by our latest exhibitions. Two are already available, and future activities on skeletons, sharks and cicadas are coming soon.

Ukestra online to Kids

Tue May 26 at 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue 23 June 2020,

ONLINE. Playing a musical instrument has many benefits including social, emotional and its great for your brain development. We are a Creative Kids Provider, families are entitled to $100 per school aged student per year to use our music services.

Art with Amy

Thu May 28 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until Thu 25 June 2020,

Our live classes will continue for now on Facebook every Monday and Thursday, the website has different tutorials as well as a certificate at the end of each one

Lithgow Varuna Young Writers Studio Workshop Series

Thu May 28 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 28 May 2020,

Lego Club (online)

Thu May 28 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 28 May 2020,

Join the kids up to The Bathurst Library Online Lego Club! Lot's of fun challenges to keep them entertained and allow you to take a moment for yourself

The 91-Storey Treehouse – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Mon June 1 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?

Parkes Dance Co: Ready Set Dance – Cancelled for the time-being due to Covid-19

Wed June 3 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wed 9 December 2020,

An event every month that begins at 5:15 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thu 10 December 2020,

PARKES. WEEKLY. READY SET DANCE in an amazing pre-school dance program designed especially for boys and girls aged 2 to 5 years old. This is a one hour combo class that includes jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, music and a whole lot of fun.

Firefly Forest & Glow

Fri July 10 at 2:00 pm - Fri July 17 at 8:00 pm
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One event on Mon 25 May 2020, at 2:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. This timeless piece, inspired by an unexpected sublime moment in a paddy field under a full moon and next to a volcano, is an inspiration for all ages.

Bluey’s Big Play – Orange – Postponed due to Covid-19

Fri July 31 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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.

Bluey’s Big Play – Bathurst – Postponed due to Covid-19

Sat August 1

BMEC, BATHURST. 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.

Robot Song

Tue August 11 at 11:00 am
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One event on Tue 11 August 2020, at 6:30 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. When eleven-year-old Juniper May receives a petition signed by her entire class stating that she is ‘the most hated person in the school’ her life is thrown into complete meltdown. After exhausting all other avenues her parents’ resort to the only thing they have left, a giant singing robot.

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