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. Use the contact or ticketing details listed with each event.

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Live & Local in the Backyard

The Backyard @ The Victoria Bathurst 3 Keppel Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Live + Local @ The Victoria! Every Friday, local artists doing what they do best.

Get ready for another amazing month of live music, completely free of charge!



Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW, Australia

When the orchestra hasn’t shown up and the audience is waiting, call the Flying Fruit Fly Circus! A highly distinguished musician has arrived to conduct their latest symphony, but the orchestra is nowhere to be found. Fortunately, the Fruities are ready to save the day! And create chaos with the concert grand piano.

$30 – $52

Live Music at Roth’s

Roth's Wine Bar, Mudgee 30 Market Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Join Roth's Wine Bar every Fri + Sat night and enjoy live local and regional acts over some food + wine at Roth's.


Brad White – Live & Local at The Blind Pig Orange

The Blind Pig Cocktail Bar & Sound Lounge, Orange 45 McNamara street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Catch Brad White delivering his own unique blend of loped favourites and original material


Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley

Club Forbes Templar Street, Forbes, NSW, Australia

The beginning of 2023 marked an incredible start for the Brooke and Adam as they took home three awards at the 2023 Toyota Golden Guitar Awards.

The recent release of this award-winning duo’s second album Up Down and Sideways has received a prestigious ARIA nomination for Best Country Album and debuted at #1 on the Australian ARIA all genre Album Chart.


Live Music

Paragon Hotel Perry Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Live music every Saturday night from 7.30pm 


Ballz N All

Trundle Hotel Trundle, NSW

Live music in Trundle. 

Day Club @ Skybar

Borrodell Estate 298 Lake Canobolas Road, Orange, NSW, Australia

DAYCLUB is back! Hot on the heels of their first successful day party, DAYCLUB @SkyBar is a fun dance party in the cellar door and bar. It’s just like a nightclub - but during the day. Join in with DJs, music, wine and cocktails - and experience how much fun a daytime dance can be.


Live Music – Stockmans Ridge

Stockman's Ridge Wines, Orange 19 Lake Canobolas Rd, Orange, NSW, Australia

Secure your spot to enjoy our extended opening hours with Live Music Saturdays from 1pm-5pm. 

Numbers are limited so book your spot early!


Austen Logan – Live & Local at The Blind Pig

The Blind Pig Cocktail Bar & Sound Lounge, Orange 45 McNamara street, Orange, NSW, Australia

"Mr Logan" always gets the place dancing and singing... come down and catch the feeling !


Pride & Stride After Party

Keystone 1889, Bathurst 99 Keppel St, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Keystone 1889 is once again host to Bathurst Pride ‘n Strides offical After Party! This is where the drinks will be flowing, the DJ playing all the best tunes and the BEST drag and music acts from the Central West will be performing including Bathurst very own Miss Betty Confetti!


Rockley Pub Beers & Beats

The Rockley Pub 2 Budden Street, Rockley, NSW, Australia

Rockley Pub are kicking off Beers & Bets.

Every Sunday afternoon in our courtyard, from 1 pm, they're setting the mood with local musicians, specials from their smoker and cold local and imported beers on tap within the courtyard.


Music of the Night

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Australia’s premier tribute to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the West End musicals is definitely one of a kind and thrilling audiences all over Australia.

The genius and power of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber certainly comes to life in this amazing stage show wowing audiences all over Australia!

The Dinomaniacs

Bathurst Panthers 132 Piper Street Bathurst, NSW 2795, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Don't miss out on the chance to experience the ultimate family adventure as they bring their 'Let's Time Travel' show to Bathurst, just in time for the school holidays!


Taylor Swift Tribute – Kids Concert

Orange Ex-Services Club 231-243 Anson St, Orange, NSW, Australia

Get ready to dance and sing along to the hit songs of Taylor Swift in this fun and interactive school holiday show. The Taylor Swift Tribute show features her biggest hits from Shake It Off, Love Story, Trouble, Belong to Me and many more, with a live band to bring you the full concert experience. Kids will have an amazing day with a Kid's DJ Disco and Taylor & band show, it’s an hour of jam-packed hits and fun! Are you ready for it? Grab your tickets now!

Free – $20

The Wharf Revue

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW, Australia

With over twenty-three years experience in the political satire space, Australia’s most trusted revue-based practitioners continue the tradition with this year’s hilarious offering: “Pride in Prejudice” TM.

With no jokes written by ChatGPT and no sketches outsourced to PWC. Completely gluten-free, suitable for the lactose intolerant and no animals were harmed during the production process.

$45 – $78


The Little Theatre, Parkes 34 Bogan St, Parkes, NSW, Australia

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination. Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time returns to Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society – just as you remember it and just when we need it most.
Bring your family, bring your friends, bring the kids, bring the grand parents - this production is for everyone!

$20 – $35

Hip Replacements

Millthorpe Bowling Club (Club Millthorpe) 24 - 26 Elliott Street, Millthorpe, NSW, Australia

Join us as the Hip Replacements play all your favourite songs.
Book for dinner at Tony G's and stay for the dancing!

All Fired Up

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre 105 William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Meet Tammy Tooth who’s on the brink of a most epic existential midlife crisis. An unexpected quirk of fate sends her back in time to come face to face with her 15-year-old self in her teenage bedroom, giving her the chance to ask the big questions, remember what makes her tick and help her reclaim her passion for life.

Lueth Ajak – Live & Local at The Blind Pig Orange

The Blind Pig Cocktail Bar & Sound Lounge, Orange 45 McNamara street, Orange, NSW, Australia

The Master of Suave returns to the Blind Pig to get you singing and swaying along to his amazing music...!
Get down early for a feed from our amazing new Asian Fusion Kitchen !



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

Featured events‘ are those submitted directly online by presenters.

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