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.

It’s free to submit your local events

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Regional Songwriting Contest

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

The Regional Songwriting Contest returns for another year and we are looking to unearth new and exciting talent from the Central West of NSW.

This includes any songwriter from the Bathurst, Blayney, Oberon, Lithgow, Mid-Western, Cabonne, Orange, Cowra, Weddin, Forbes, Parkes or Lachlan local government areas.

Event Series Bathurst Arts Trail

Bathurst Arts Trail

Bathurst Bathurst, NSW, Australia

The Bathurst Arts Trail is a collective of artists throughout the Bathurst region who open their galleries and studios to visitors on the first weekend of each month.


Sharp Short Dance 2023

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

Sharp Short Dance is a one-of-a-kind Australian youth dance festival unearthing the finest young dancers from across NSW.

The festival provides a rare opportunity for aspiring choreographers and dancers to display their talents in a supportive environment. Dedicated to young performers 21 years and under, Sharp Short Dance encourages active participation in all genres and traditions of dance.

Bathurst Performance Exchange: End of Year Community Showcase

Keystone 1889, Bathurst 99 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

This event is an open invitation to all creative individuals in the Bathurst area, allowing them to proudly display their talents and commemorate their accomplishments from the past year.

Whether you're an experienced performer or just embarking on your artistic journey, this event welcomes you with open arms!



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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