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.

COVID-19:  We’ve tagged the planned events across the region that have been cancelled or postponed: Click here

NEW: HAPPENING ONLINE. We’ve added a new category for workshops, exhibitions, virutal tours and activities that are now happening ONLINE. Here’s our story on who has moved online. Click here for the listings

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Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live – Orange – POSTPONED TO SEPT 15 DUE TO COVID-19

Wed May 27 at 8:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing… happiness.

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live – Bathurst – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Thu May 28 at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing… happiness.

The Robertson Brothers 1960’s Variety Show – Forbes

Fri May 29 at 8:00 pm

FORBES. THE ROBERSTON BROTHERS VARIETY SHOW featuring Simon Brook McLaughlan from the original cast of Jersey Boys......

The Robertson Bros 60s Variety TV Show (Orange) – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Sat May 30 at 8:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Take a trip down memory lane with this amazing interactive live TV Variety Show featuring the hits from: The Seekers, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Neil Sedaka and The Everly Brothers!

Gooloogong Hotel ONLINE Open Mic Nights

Sun May 31
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Sun 7 June 2020,

An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until Sun 14 June 2020,

An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until Sun 28 June 2020,

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The 91-Storey Treehouse – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Mon June 1 at 6:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Andy and Terry’s Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Stories! It’s now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider!
But Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they’re about to face their biggest challenge yet! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don’t want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry & Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?

Classic Album Night – Black Sabbath – Cancelled (Covid-19)

Thu June 4 at 6:00 pm

THE VICTORIA, BATHURST. Performing Black Sabbath's hits for Little Albert's Classic Album Night is the War Pigs

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase – Bathurst – New date: Nov 28, 2020 (due to Covid-19)

Fri June 5 at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Boasting a line-up of Festival favourites, international stars, and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment is bringing the best of the fest direct to you!

Celtic Illusion Reimagined – Cancelled due to covid-19

Thu June 11 at 7:30 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the USA by storm! 

1970: The Year in Music – Bathurst

Sat June 13 at 7:30 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. The Original Masters Project proudly presents 1970 – a 50th anniversary showcase celebrating the hits from an iconic year in music.

Bonachela/Lane (Orange) – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Sat June 13 at 8:00 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. In 2020, Sydney Dance Company will explode the everyday and take you into the sublime with an electrifying double bill featuring Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation Impermanence and Melanie Lane’s critically acclaimed WOOF.

Orange Symphony Orchestra – New Works, Old Masterpieces

Sun June 14 at 2:30 pm

ORANGE. Featuring two new compositions by Noel Annett - Sketches of Notre Dame and David Centenera Morate - The Reflexion of the Red Moon plus Beethoven's 6th Symphony

1970: The Year in Music (Orange) – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Sat June 20 at 7:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. The Original Masters Project proudly presents “1970, the year in music” – a 50th anniversary showcase celebrating the hits from an iconic year in music.

Bonachela/Lane – Bathurst – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Sat June 20 at 8:00 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. In 2020, Sydney Dance Company will explode the everyday and take you into the sublime with an electrifying double bill featuring Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation Impermanence and Melanie Lane’s critically acclaimed WOOF.

The Songs of Dolly Parton – Postponed due to Covid-19

Wed June 24 at 7:30 pm

BMEC, BATHURST. The Songs of Dolly Parton will feature all your favourites, from 9 to 5, Jolene, Rocking Years, Islands in the Stream, Blue Smoke, Apple Jack, I Will Always Love You and many more. A performance not to be missed by all fans of country music.

Leaving Jackson – The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show – Cancelled due to Covid-19

Thu June 25 at 7:30 pm

ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE, ORANGE. Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. From the famous Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues to the iconic Ring of Fire.

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