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 happening in the region each year.

Looking for the ongoing or regularly open museums, galleries, artist studios, historic sites, Aboriginal experiences and sites, craft shops, handmade retail outlets or public art? They’re all covered at our Culture Maps Central NSW. Explore it here

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PIPA – The Magical World of Colour

Fri December 4 at 5:45 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Fun for the whole family, this jam packed two hour show is filled with your Disney favourites. All are welcome and we promise you will want to sing and dance along with these amazing talented kids.

Em Dance Concert

Sat December 5

BMEC, BATHURST. The students from Em Dance Studio are proud to present, “Greatest Musical Genres – A Showcase of the Best”

Cowra Dance Factory End of Year Concerts

Sat December 5

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE, COWRA. Three end of year concerts as presented by the Cowra Dance Factory - Ready Set Dance at 11am, Junior Concert at 1pm and Senior Concert at 7pm

Colour City Dance – Dance Extravaganza 2020

Sat December 5 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Colour City Dance looks forward to entertaining you with a variety of dazzling routines which showcase our amazingly talented students

Genni Kane Band + Andy Gordon & John Kane in Concert

Sat December 5 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ORANGE. Tickets are $30 with a 10% discount for JAM Orange members. BOOK EARLY. Ticket numbers are limited. This is a Covid Safe event. Social distancing requirements will be in place Refreshments and food will be available at the venue Doors open at 6pm

Randy Feltface

Wed December 9 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Randy Feltface, mostly referred to merely as Randy, is an Australian puppet comedian voiced and operated by Heath McIvor.

Down the Rabbit Hole

Thu December 10 - Sun December 13

COWRA CIVIC CENTRE, COWRA. Based on the well-known story of Alice in Wonderland, Cowra Ballet School has brought their own flair, bringing to life all the well-known characters and scenes. From dancing to acting, and even a touch of singing, Down the Rabbit Hole, is a production you can bring the whole family to.

Classic Album Night – Classic Cash

Thu December 10 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. The very best of Johnny Cash. Rockabilly powerhouse trio Felix Albert & the Gentlemanly Two are proud to present the tunes of Johnny Cash

Bathurst Academy of Dance – End of Year Concerts

Sat December 12

BMEC, BATHURST. Our end of year concerts for the students of Bathurst Academy of Dance. Come along to see what they've learnt this year in these exciting productions of celebrations, adventures and fairy tales.

Promenade Dance School End of Year Concerts

Sun December 13

BMEC, BATHURST. Join Promenade Dance School's preschoolers on a vibrant and magical journey in Ready, Set, Rainbow at 9:30am, then Promenade Dance School's students takes you on an adventure across the Arabian desert in The Magic Lamp at 1pm & 6pm

Reel of Joy with Andy Baylor’s Cajun Country Tour

Sun December 13 at 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

YETHOLME. Reel of Joy with Andy Baylors Cajun Country trio Featuring Garry Steel on accordion and Jeff Mercer on guitar

LIVEattheGALLERY – Paco Lara

Sun December 13 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

Carols at Tremain’s

Sun December 13 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

BATHURST. Incredible local talent live on stage to perform all the carols you know and love, for a physical crowd of 400 people

W (A New Wonderland)

Mon December 14 at 6:30 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Join White Rabbit Tours’ five-star rated tour of this excellent place called Wonderland, attend Maddy Hatter’s tea party, and watch as tensions rise in the White Queen’s Annual Tart-Off.

In Breath – A Poetic Performance for Plants (and their People)

Thu December 17 - Fri December 18

BMEC, BATHURST. Weaving together poetry, song, ritual, and gardening, In Breath asks what it could mean to be in conspiracy with plants. Who, then, could we become?

Future Tunes Live Music Performance

Fri December 18
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One event on Fri 18 December 2020, at 12:00 am

One event on Fri 15 January 2021, at 12:00 am

ORANGE. Future Tunes, a series of afternoon, outdoor, live music performances is aimed at bringing the Orange community together, while supporting local musical talent, in a relaxed, casual setting.

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