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.

Murder at Aunt Agatha’s

Rylstone Memorial Hall 73 Louee St, Rylstone, NSW

Aunt Agatha's family have gathered for the reading of her will. There is murder, mystery and mayhem as the Detective tries to solve the crime. And there are ghosts...

Manus McGuire + Ben Stephenson Celtic Christmas Concert

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

A Celtic Concert with acclaimed IRISH Master Fiddle Player MANUS McGUIRE and BEN STEPHENSON on guitar debuting at The Victoria Bathurst.


Wahluu/Mount Panorama Bathurst, NSW

Australia’s most popular regional boutique music festival, VANFEST is set to return on the 2nd and 3rd December with a new-look, brand new location, and a colossal line-up of chart-topping, award winning Australian and New Zealand artists that has today been revealed for VANFEST’s epic return.

A Night in Nashville

Orange Showground Leeds Parade, Orange, NSW

A Night in Nashville is an event for the Orange community, for locals and to welcome tourists, that provides a great night of country music, themed costumes, entertainment, food and fun! The event will feature and bring exposure to local musicians, artists, suppliers and vendors.

R.O.A.M if you want to

Parkes Little Theatre 34 Bogan Street, Parkes, NSW

The term “DRAG” is said to originate from Shakespeare times as the shorthand for “Dressed Resembling A Girl", when male theatrical actors would play female roles. In these two well-known Shakespeare plays (shortened, with modern translations), women “RObe As Man” to get through some tricky situations.


Murder at the Speakeasy

Miss Traill's House & Garden, Bathurst 321 Russell Street, Bathurst, NSW

Murder at the Speakeasy is part interactive theatre play, part clue hunt, and a deadly murder mystery to solve, all wrapped up in one.


Enda Kenny & Nerida Cuddy live in concert

Rosnay Organic, Canowindra 510 Rivers Road, Canowindra, NSW

A rare opportunity to hear brilliant singer-songwriter Enda Kenny in the Central West. Enda and Nerida will perform in the beautiful cellar door of the Rosnay Organic Vineyard.

4 On The 4loor (supported by Live & Kicking)

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

#312 ... old fave's + the Universal debut of JOEY'S MIDNIGHT SPACEMEN ..... More info follow along on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/2nc4zyWTH

Smith & Jones with support act Gracey Denham-Jones (POSTPONED TO 4 DEC)

The Broadway Hotel, Parkes 277 Clarinda St, Parkes, NSW

Smith & Jones are a duo that was forged from a friendship that developed at a record store in Bathurst. 8 years later and two albums on Abby (piano) & Sophie (guitar) are accomplished musicians who combine two strong voices, which were destined to be joined in harmony.
Gracey is an acoustic singer songwriter who loves to delve into the country side of things.


Taylor Park, Grenfell Cnr Weddin & Middle Street, Grenfell

Bring along your chairs and picnic rug for a wonderful family evening out.

A Celtic Christmas

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW

After breaking touring records in 2019 and following a further sell-out tour of Australia in 2021 with A Taste of Ireland, the all-singing, all-dancing, family-friendly treat, ‘A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland’ is set to tour New South Wales in 2022!


All Saints Cathedral, Bathurst Church Street, Bathurst, NSW

This concert is an end of year celebration of our instrumental students with some
Christmas favourites for the festive season to be performed. It will also be a
fundraiser to support further Mitchell Conservatorium events


Ruby REWIND Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

The Agrestic Grocer, Orange 426 Molong Road, Orange, NSW

The Agrestic Grocer welcomes back Cecelia and Rocky Rochelli, Will Ferguson and Micky Young (Trouble With Johnny) performing their interpretation of hit songs from the EURYTHMICS '87 Australian Revenge Tour. Local vocalist Melissa Stanford will be our special guest.



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

Tuesday nights will be great again with a very open mic night that is open to all types
of performance. Come and share your thing in front of a supportive audience! Sign up
from 6pm.

‘Cracks in the Mirror’ Audition

Parkes Little Theatre 34 Bogan Street, Parkes, NSW

This is going to be a very special opportunity for the five ladies cast in the roles of Ally, Payten, Quinn, Laura or Astrid, to shape the character in their own unique way, breathing life into her/them, feeling their angst, experiencing their joy and giving their own, unique interpretation of some amazing songs.


The Listening Room Open Mic Sessions

Jack Duggans Irish Pub, Bathurst 135 George Street, Bathurst, NSW

A new weekly Open Mic session. You can sign up from 6.30pm to perform three songs (or about 15 minutes), in an acoustic format (no drums or electric guitars etc). The event is hosted by local musician Cletis Carr, who has over 20 years' experience running these events at venues such as Penrith Panthers Club.


A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW

Featuring traditional tunes, heartfelt ballads and all your favourite carols, A Celtic Christmas combines red-hot rhythms with jaw-dropping talent in an unforgettable night of storytelling, Irish charm and spectacular entertainment.

Kick’n the Tin for Flood Relief

Cowra Services Club 101 Brisbane Street, Cowra, NSW

The Muso's of Cowra stood up for the Bushfire relief and now its time to do it all again for Flood Relief. Cowra's musical talent will be all together for one big show on Sunday December 11 at the Cowra Services Club from 11am

Jazz @ Vale Creek Wines – Pengopuss

Vale Creek Wines, Bathurst 438 Cow Flat Road, Georges Plains, NSW

Pairing Pengopuss' own brand of jazz, swing and funk with Vale Creek Wines' delicious Italian varietals and sensational grazing platters is a fabulous way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon.

Fish River Festival

St Thomas Church 3870 Beaconsfield Rd, O'Connell, NSW

An afternoon of music!


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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