Regional Arts Development Central West NSW


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.
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Stories from Homedale

Sat 7 August 2021, - Sun 9 January 2022,

MUDGEE ARTS PRECINCT, MUDGEE. The inaugural exhibition’Stories from Homedale’ by @guy_maestri will be opening to the public on 7 August as scheduled but in a COVID-safe environment.

Child’s Play: Growing up in Orange in the 1950s and 1960s

Sat 23 October 2021, - Sun 20 March 2022,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. This collaboration between the Orange Regional Museum and the Orange & District Historical Society melds large-scale historical images with toys and familiar objects from the era, multimedia presentations and hands-on interactives for young ones and the young at heart.

Visual Arts Class of 2021

Mon 22 November - Fri 3 December

Mudgee Arts Precinct and St Matthews Catholic School warmly welcomes the community to share in the HSC Body of Work from the Visual Arts Class of 2021. Come and enjoy these as well as other fantastic works from our community’s senior students.

Ukulele for Beginners with Simone

Tue 23 November 2021, - Tue 8 February 2022,

ONLINE. Receive a Mahalo Ukulele pack in the post, coloured stickers for easy learning, video instructions via email and one live online video lesson. Learn how to play Ukulele these School Holidays.

Mondays at the Museum (Term 4)

Tue 30 November at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Mon 13 December 2021,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Monday at the Museum is a one-hour, fun-filled, art and craft session designed to engage and educate 3 – 5-year-olds and their carers.

After School Art Classes

Tue 30 November at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue 7 December 2021,

MUDGEE. For ages 5 to 16, award winning Mudgee Artist is providing a fun + creative time out for school aged children once a week!

Beginner Instrument Packs and Lessons

Wed 1 December 2021, - Mon 31 January 2022,

ONLINE. Order your pack/s now for Christmas with a January ‘School Holidays’ lesson. Use your Creative Kids vouchers.

School Holidays: Christmas Card Making Sessions

Thu 2 December - Sat 4 December

GRENFELL PUBLIC LIBRARY, GRENFELL. For kids aged 5+. Bookings essential as spots are limited.

Christmas Lantern Parade & Dress Ups

Fri 3 December at 5:30 pm

CONDOBOLIN. All the school kids and adults who made lanterns for SkyFest this year and missed out on showing them off to friends and family will now be able to parade them down the Main Street during the Christmas Fiesta on Friday 3 December.

Colour City Dance – The Night Before Christmas

Sat 4 December

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. The Night Before Christmas is a delightful ballet inspired by The Nutcracker and features well known music by Tchaikovsky. This ballet will be performed by the talented Colour City Dance students

Cowra Dance Factory: Turn the Page

Sat 4 December at 3:00 pm

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE, COWRA. When you read you are transported to another world. Stories allow you to use your imagination and drift off to places otherwise out of reach. When you dance you are transported to another world. Dancing allows you to use your imagination and become one with the music. Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 present their annual end-of-year showcase Turn the Page. 

I Just Wanna Dance – Senior Performance

Sun 5 December at 1:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Dance HQ present ‘I Just Wanna Dance’, a showcase of the talented students of Dance HQ Orange from 6 Years through to adults and a celebration of their amazing efforts from the 2021 dance year.

School Holidays: Decorate Baubles

Tue 7 December - Thu 16 December

GRENFELL LIBRARY, GRENFELL. For kids aged 5+. Bookings essential as spots are limited.

Colour City Dance – Let’s Celebrate

Tue 7 December at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Colour City Dance presents a wonderful variety of their award winning routines including Musical Theatre, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop and Contemporary. The students of Colour City Dance present this fabulously fun filled show for all of the family, full of energy and excitement.

Hudsons Circus

Wed 8 December - Sun 12 December

COWRA SHOWGROUND, COWRA. Hudsons Circus presents a 2 hour traditional style Circus with a modern twist featuring
‘Edge of your seat Daredevils, Hilarious clowns and beautiful animal acts’ in a fast paced show for the whole family.

Celebrate Orange360! Spiegeltent Events

Thu 9 December - Sun 12 December

ORANGE. A spiegeltent in Robertson Park will host a series of ticketed events including live musical performances, comedy acts, death defying stunts and so much more.

School Holidays: Decorate Ornaments

Fri 10 December - Sat 18 December

GRENFELL LIBRARY, GRENFELL. For kids aged 5+. Bookings essential as spots are limited.

Teeny Tiny Arts Festival

Fri 10 December - Sat 18 December

PARKES. The festival wilL include an art exhibition, happenstance art, workshops, and a soiree event to announce the Cultural Award Nominees for the 2022 Australia Day Awards.

EmDance – 2021 End of Year Concert

Sat 11 December at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Two shows 11am and 2pm

Crack Up Kabaret

Sat 11 December at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ORANGE. A show that tickles the fancy and imagination of a multi-generational audience. Yep, a place where families can laugh and play together. Crack Up will shower you with mind blowing acrobatics, side splitting comedy, gravity defying circus stunts and record-breaking Hula hooping. Best of all the experience will create shared joy to keep you laughing long after the show is over.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West. These events 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. If you have submitted an event and want to make changes just email us at