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.
It's free to submit your local events. (Use the 'Submit' option under the 'Whats On' menu at the top of the page).
For maps and details of museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art go to the Culture Maps Central NSW menu.

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The Woman King

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

The Woman King is the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The...

$14
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THE WOMAN KING

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Inspired by true events. The remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen.

Hark! The Herald Angels sing 4 Huntington’s @ Bathurst

Metro Cinermas 144 Piper Street, Bathurst, NSW

Get into the festive spirit with this fabulous carols event on the 'Big Screen'. Sit and listen in comfort, indoors, to our marvellous local artists from the Central West, including; Dave Webb, Megan Woods, Clancy Pye, Cameron Sharp and Robbie Mortimer amongst others, even some HD family members!

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Black Panther – Wakanda Forever

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

In Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King...

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Hark! The Herald Angels sing 4 Huntington’s @ Dubbo

Black Box Theatre 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo, NSW

Get into the festive spirit with this fabulous carols event on the 'Big Screen'. Sit and listen in comfort, indoors, to our marvellous local artists from the Central West, including; Dave Webb, Megan Woods, Clancy Pye, Cameron Sharp and Robbie Mortimer amongst others, even some HD family members!

Hark! The Herald Angels sing 4 Huntington’s @ Orange

Odeon 5 Cinema, Orange 43 William St, Orange, NSW

Get into the festive spirit with this fabulous carols event on the 'Big Screen'. Sit and listen in comfort, indoors, to our marvellous local artists from the Central West, including; Dave Webb, Megan Woods, Clancy Pye, Cameron Sharp and Robbie Mortimer amongst others, even some HD family members!

Hark! The Herald Angels sing 4 Huntington’s @ Dubbo

Black Box Theatre 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo, NSW

Get into the festive spirit with this fabulous carols event on the 'Big Screen'. Sit and listen in comfort, indoors, to our marvellous local artists from the Central West, including; Dave Webb, Megan Woods, Clancy Pye, Cameron Sharp and Robbie Mortimer amongst others, even some HD family members!

DEC Hark! The Herald Angels sing 4 Huntington’s @ Orange

Odeon 5 Cinema, Orange 43 William St, Orange, NSW

Get into the festive spirit with this fabulous carols event on the 'Big Screen'. Sit and listen in comfort, indoors, to our marvellous local artists from the Central West, including; Dave Webb, Megan Woods, Clancy Pye, Cameron Sharp and Robbie Mortimer amongst others, even some HD family members!

NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

National Theatre filmed live from the London stage, on BMEC's cinema screen.
Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy of new beginnings.

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Lyle Lyle Crocodile

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience. When the Primm family moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt...

$15
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Seriously Red

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

A vivacious and hilarious redhaired woman grappling with high expectations and low self-esteem, she pours herself a cup of ambition and trades her 9-to-5 career in real estate for a life under the spotlight as a Dolly Parton impersonator.

$15
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Violent Night

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant.

$15
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Strange World

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

From the creators of the Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6, Raya and the Last Dragon and Tangled.

$15
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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

This spring, everyone’s favorite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns.

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She Said

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

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Two-time Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, An Education) and Zoe Kazan (The Plot Against America, The Big Sick) star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation— a story that shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever. From the Academy Award® winning producers of 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight, the film is based on the New York Times investigation by Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey and Rebecca Corbett and the New York Times bestseller, She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.

$15
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NT Live: Much Ado About Nothing

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.

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Cinema Under the Stars – Orange

Orange Botanic Gardens s, Yellowbox Way (off Hill Street), Orange, NSW

Newcastle Permanent's 𝐂𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐚 𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐬 is returning to Orange in 2023.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW

The joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston.

 

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

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