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.

Fast Cars

Agricultural Research Station, Bathurst Research Station Drive, Bathurst, NSW

Fast Cars is an hilarious musical about wannabe winners, family feuds and dirty deals staged at a special site at the base of the beating heart of Bathurst, Wahluu/Mt. Panorama.


Post Office Hotel, Gulgong 97-99 Herbery St, Gulgong

Live Music all weekend! Come and celebrate local musicians and be entertained by the best!

Lithgow Comedy Festival

Lithgow Lithgow, NSW

Lithgow are you ready for the first ever Lithgow Comedy Festival! (trumpets please)
Late March 2023 will see an amazing selection of comedic talent descend onto Lithgow.

Echoes of Pink Floyd

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

Echoes of Pink Floyd are dedicated to one goal: To authentically recreate the wonderful sights and sounds of one of the world’s greatest progressive bands for the enjoyment of fans aged 9 - 99.

Music of the Dunera boys: The Dunera Mass

Orange Regional Museum 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW

Join Orange Regional Museum on Saturday 25 March at 4pm to experience the Dunera Mass in a special collaboration with the Orange Regional Conservatorium’s Symphonic Choir, performed amongst Orange Regional Museum’s exhibition Enemy Aliens: the Dunera boys in Orange, 1941.
This is an opportunity to hear this choral work performed perhaps for the first time since 1941. The Dunera Mass is one of a few newly re-discovered manuscripts composed by internee Max-Peter Meyer aboard the HMT Dunera and performed while detained in Hay, Orange and Tatura.


Alex Lloyd: Live & Amazing!

Little Alberts @ The Victoria Bathurst 3 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Alex Lloyd returns to the stage with “Live and Amazing” tour. The platinum, ARIA award-winning musician will brings his hits to Bathurst!

Dog Trumpet – Shadowland Tour @ the CORRIDOR project

The Corridor Project, Wyangala Darbys Falls, NSW

Dog Trumpet - featuring; Reg Mombassa and Peter O’Doherty original members of Mental As Anything , Bernie Hayes and Jim Elliott - Cruel Sea. Are touring their brand new album Shadowland in 2023.

Kellie O’Dempsey: Bloom – Free Light and Sound Performance, Robertson Park

Robertson Park Summer Street, Orange, NSW

Bloom is a large-scale live work of light, colour and sound that contemplates the transformational act of unfolding flora. Shape shifting swathes of illuminated colour will metamorphosise and flow gently across the tree-scape of Robertson Park with drawn lines, bold shapes and electric hues unfolding to subterranean sonic tones as if emerging from deep underground.

Battle of the Bands

Keystone 1889, Bathurst 99 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW

For budding young acts aged 12 to 25 in the Bathurst, Orange, Blayney, Lithgow, Oberon and Cowra local government areas, this will be a fantastic opportunity to to get outside their bedrooms, garages and school music rooms to share their talent with wider audiences.

On by Circa

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

A chance encounter. A touch. An improbable connection. On by Circa follows eight strangers whose lives cross in the courtyard of an apartment block. Over the course of a single night they will fight, love, laugh and find moments of beauty and transcendence.

On – Circa

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

After the smash-hits of Humans 2.0, Carnival of the Animals and Peepshow, Brisbane’s globally renowned Circa returns with their newest creation On by Circa.  

Last Stand Chisel Barnes Show + Rain The Dragon Show

Bathurst RSL 114 Rankin Street, Bathurst, NSW

Combine the songs of both and you have a night like no other. The Best of the Best that Australia has to offer, this is the Last Stand, Chisel Barnes Show. A paramount performance, that will make you look twice to check you are not listening to the real thing.

4 On The 4loor

The Vic - Victoria Hotel Orange 334-336 Summer Street, Orange, NSW



Waldo Fabian

The Prince of Wales Opera House, Gulgong 101 Main St, Gulgong, NSW

Waldo Fabian has been described as a "kick-arse" bass player, songwriter, and producer working across Latin, jazz Latin and Latin pop and pop styles, working with some of Australia's top musicians

Bathurst Chamber Orchestra – An Easter Concert

Bathurst Uniting Church Hall 140A William Street, Bathurst, NSW

Come and hear how the passion of the Easter story inspired great composers! From the devout Lutheran, Johann Sebastian Bach, who composed a new cantata every week for one job, to the prolific Joseph Haydn, commissioned to compose the suitably solemn and dramatic “Seven Last Words of Christ”, and finally, to the Russian nationalist, Rimsky-Korsakov, who infused his Russian Easter Overture with populist Orthodox melodies of the time. A poignant spiritual and some glorious flute playing from Emma Knott will be heard as well - please join us.


The Corner Store Gallery, Orange 382 Summer Street, Orange, NSW

The Corner Store Gallery is excited to announce a brand new live music series the Studio Sessions! Join us for a monthly(ish) series of intimate performances by some of the region's best young talent. Bringing music and art together for the first time, Studio Sessions invites you to immerse yourself in our creative space and enjoy a slow Sunday session at The Corner Store Gallery.

Oberon Chamber Music Festival – Preview Performance

Malachi Gilmore Hall, Oberon 124 Oberon St, Oberon, NSW

Come for a taste of the upcoming Oberon Chamber Music Festival with a preview concert featuring some of the world-class musicians who will be performing at the main festival to be held on 24 - 26 November 2023 at the Malachi.

I Don’t Go Shearing Now

Carcoar School of Arts Icely St, Carcoar NSW 2791, Carcoar, NSW

Songs, Stories, Poems and Bush Tunes Celebrating the Golden Era of Shearing with MARTYN WYNDHAM-READ, WARREN FAHEY & CLARE O'MEARA


The Alphabet of Awesome Science

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet — where sesquipedalian words inspire mind-blowing scientific surprises! It's a tongue-twisting race from A to Z that's equal parts explosive, messy, hilarious, fascinating and gross. Brace yourself for an hour of carefully crafted alphabetical, scientifical (award-winning!) chaos — that floats, flies, squirts, sprays, ignites and erupts!

SMITH & JONES: Single + Filmclip Launch @ BRAG

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW

Join Smith & Jones + Todd Fuller for a night of live music, filmclip screening, drinks & nibbles + a colouring activity!


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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