Welcome to our BIG 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.

This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Click here for the listings

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Thunderstuck ACDC Show

Mon September 21 at 8:00 pm

CANOWINDRA. Thunderstruck is back at the Canowindra Services Club

The Song Company Close Up: Chant D’Aamour Et De Mort

Tue September 22 at 7:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Song cycle Harawi is infused with an fantastical mix of Peruvian ritual, the grandest and catchiest of post-Wagnerian melodies, and a calm, deep faith in the Eternal.

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Classic Album Night – SOLD OUT

Thu September 24 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. To play all Creedence Clearwater hits is James Van Cooper + Soph Jones on guitar + vocals & Charlie Lee on bass + Michael Carp on Drums.

The Wattles at The Victoria with Liv Mirrington

Sat September 26 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Sydney-based Indie band, The Wattles are playing at The Victoria, Bathurst in late Sep. Supported by Orange local, Liv Mirrington

Faded Glamour

Thu October 1 - Sat October 31

PEISLEY ST GALLERY, ORANGE. A series of soft and lyrical interiors and florals that delights in the feminine and decorative by Larissa Blake. 

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Classic Album Night

Thu October 1 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. To play all Creedence Clearwater hits is James Van Cooper + Soph Jones on guitar + vocals & Charlie Lee on bass + Michael Carp on Drums.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Sat October 3 at 6:30 pm

CANOWINDRA. Yes, this is the most interesting year most of us have experienced with Covid, lockdowns, business closures, rules and regulations, home-schooling, working from home and innumerable theories on cures so, let’s do something to crack the stress ---- LAUGH!

The Persian Queen

Thu October 8 - Sun October 11

BMEC, BATHURST. A new musical, an old story. Based on the biblical story of Esther, The Persian Queen is a new musical theatre production written by local artists Phil and Cath Snitch.

Live Sunday Sessions at Mortimer’s Wines

Sun October 11 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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ORANGE. Each Sunday afternoon in October relax with your own picnic, rug and friends at Mortimer's Old Schoolhouse cellar door. Live music in the courtyard all afternoon. Kick back and relax. Wine and beer for sale. Kids playground too!

LIVEattheGallery – Martyn Cook & Rebecca Daniel

Sun October 11 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Fill the senses with music art. Join us for some great entertainment in our amazing space

Loose Ends

Wed October 14 - Thu October 15

BMEC, BATHURST. Step into a magical world of wonders and wacky contraptions. A quirky tale of friendship with a touch of Mr Bean.

Mamma Mia The Concert

Sat October 17 at 8:00 pm

BATHURST. Come along and listen to the Ten Sopranos sing the very best of ABBA in an epic concert with exciting new vocal and symphonic harmonies

Music in the Vines at Twisted River

Sun October 18 at 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ORANGE. Amy Viola and band return for another explosive show! Hear what happens when a classical violist breaks free of traditional boundaries over a three course lunch. Buses available from Orange, Molong and Manildra.

The Sunday Jam – Lounge Catz

Sun October 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

OLD LITHGOW POTTERY, LITHGOW. Spend the afternoon at the Iconic Pottery with the funky brass sounds of Boris Hunt and Adrian Symes.

TIMBA: The Show – Bathurst

Tue October 20 at 6:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Sharing raw and authentic stories of living experience of mental illness and recovery to break stigma

Doctor Stovepipe – Free Family Concert – CANCELLED

Sat October 24

ORANGE REGIONAL CONSERVATORIUM, ORANGE. Down a dusty road from the 1930s comes Doctor Stovepipe, a rollicking, old-time ensemble of guitar, bass, fiddle and sweet vocal harmonies.

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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.

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