Welcome to our 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. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

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Anime Society (For High School Students)

Mudgee Library 64 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Join in for this free monthly event and meet fellow anime enthusiasts. From retro and classic, to contemporary sensations, we’ll be watching a huge variety of films and series, while enjoying some tasty snacks.


Met Opera: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking and influential opera based on the life of the civil rights leader Malcolm X. A potent new staging that imagines Malcolm as an Everyman whose story transcends time and space. An exceptional cast of breakout artists and young Met stars enliven the operatic retelling of the civil rights leader’s life.

Captured live in New York and screened at BMEC as part of our Live Performance on Screen program.

Kid’s Christmas Movie Night

Club Lithgow - Lithgow City Bowling Club 2C Lithgow St, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

It's that time of year so move over adults, it's Kids night.

Join in for this year's kid's Christmas party - dinner, a movie and of course the Jolly man himself.

Swim Up Movie

Forbes Town Pool Lawler Street, Forbes, NSW, Australia

Bring along your favorite inflatable and enjoy a movie in the pool!!


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings 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.

The best way to include your event is to use our SUBMIT HERE form (under the What’s On menu at the top of each page). These listings will be manually approved by the Arts OutWest team before publication.  Please allow a couple of days for listings to be published. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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