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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Stage Fright – ein Kabarett (Carcoar)

Royal Hotel, Carcoar 6 Belubula St, carcoar, NSW, Australia

Character comedienne, Jude Bowler’s enticing and touchingly twisted, droll homage to Marlene. Nobody’s muse, everybodys’ icon, a modern day Dietrich – bored and mad as ever.
Written and performed by Jude. With special guest opening act Tim Hansen.

$30 – $35

LOVE & FORGETTING – Tales from a Young Mixer

Oriana, Orange Orange, NSW, Australia

Join RARE BIRD ensemble for an enchanting evening of song, storytelling, and stardust memory at The Oriana Orange. LOVE & FORGETTING – Tales from a Young Mixer is a captivating cabaret devised and performed by Jeremy James and Jack Martin. This unique show explores themes of love, memory and mixology, drawing inspiration from classic film and literature.

$35

Faulty Towers Dinner Show

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

Become part of the action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up mayhem on a plate alongside a 3-course meal and two hours of non-stop laughter. Expect nothing short of guaranteed fun and a brilliant night out as you climb inside the BBC’s iconic TV show and experience it from the inside out… With over 70% improvised, this is the completely immersive and highly interactive comedy spectacular where anything can happen… and usually does?

Eric Clapton’s “Unplugged & Hits” performed by Matt Arthur & The Lazy Bones

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

Matt’s interpretation of Clapton’s timeless classics like “Tears In Heaven” and “Layla” will leave you spellbound, whether you’re a die-hard Clapton fan or simply a lover of acoustic music. Matt and his Lazybones band will also include some of Clapton’s greatest hits in this show as well.

$35

Orange Youth Orchestra Concert

Orange Regional Conservatorium 73A Hill Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Enjoy the sounds of the Orange Youth Orchestra.

Free – $15

Faulty Towers Dinner Show

Rydges Mount Panorama 1 Conrod Straight, Mount Panorama, NSW, Australia

Become part of the action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up mayhem on a plate alongside a 3-course meal and two hours of non-stop laughter. Expect nothing short of guaranteed fun and a brilliant night out as you climb inside the BBC’s iconic TV show and experience it from the inside out… With over 70% improvised, this is the completely immersive and highly interactive comedy spectacular where anything can happen… and usually does?

$120

Eric Clapton’s “Unplugged” performed by Matt Arthur & The Lazybones!

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

Step into the captivating world of acoustic brilliance with Matt Arthur and The Lazybones as they pay tribute to Eric Clapton’s legendary “Unplugged” album.

Matt’s interpretation of Clapton’s timeless classics like “Tears In Heaven” and “Layla” will leave you spellbound, whether you’re a die-hard Clapton fan or simply a lover of acoustic music. Matt and his Lazybones band will also include some of Clapton’s greatest hits in this show as well.

$35

The Tap Pack

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

Following sold-out shows and rave reviews on London’s West End, at Sydney Opera House and around the world, Australia’s hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack is coming to Bathurst.

They sing. They dance. They joke. They bring a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style!

$74.90 – $94.90

Mediaeval Banquet

Newbridge Showground Newbridge, NSW, Australia

The Newbridge showground pavilion will be transformed into a mediaeval banquet hall, with feasting, music and Cèilidh dancing.

Event Series A Cold Christmas Cabaret

A Cold Christmas Cabaret

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

Ever want a winter Christmas in Australia?...

Well Mitchell Conservatorium is bringing one to you!

Come and enjoy a festive evening of Jazzy, Christmas cabaret directed by Michelle Griffin with solo MitCon vocal performers, Vox choir and smokin' Hot Jazz band (CONnections) to warm you up. 

$45

Let Your Love Flow

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

Following the overwhelming success of their chart-topping duets “Back Home Again” and “Let Your Love Flow'' Tania Kernaghan and Jason Owen are on tour together in 2024 and heading your way!
With their unique talent and sensational energy, Tania and Jason captivate their audience wherever they perform!

$50

Frost & Fire

Forbes Ski Dam Forbes, NSW, Australia

Embark on a warming winter adventure at Forbes' annual Frost and Fire event, nestled in the heart of Central West NSW!  As we commemorate our 5th year, things are heating up! 

Cosy up by toasty fire buckets, indulge in hearty treats from our food trucks, and savour boutique brews while being serenaded by internationally recognised Australian music acts on the main stage. 

Free – $30

Choral Gala – Letters from Ireland

Orange Regional Conservatorium 73A Hill Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Witness the amazing showcase of all ORC choirs. The evening will be concluding with all choirs presenting Mark Brymer's Letters from Ireland.

Free – $30

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, NSW, Australia

Australia's biggest and best comedy spectacular is setting off on its 26th annual road trip around the country! Showcasing the finest talents from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we're delivering a dose of laughter right to your doorstep!

Featuring a line-up of beloved comedy royalty alongside the freshest sensations from the Festival, all in one hilarious show that guarantees nationwide laughs.

$38 – $48

The Acoustic Party

Club Forbes Templar Street, Forbes, NSW, Australia

Their superbly crafted 'Acoustic Party' concert is presented in an up close and personal setting, whilst taking their audience on a remarkable journey down memory lane. 

Performing extensive repertoire including some of their biggest hits, along with a selection of the greatest songs of all time, this concert has something for everyone to totally enjoy. 

$55

MET Opera: Madama Butterfly

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

Puccini’s devastating opera of unrequited love between a young Japanese girl and an American naval officer is one of the world’s most popular (and tragic) operas.

Captured live in New York from The MET Opera and screened at BMEC, this will be a stunning production not to be missed.

In Tails

Lithgow Workies 3 - 7 Tank St, Lithgow, NSW, Australia

A comedian and an opera singer's world collide. Featuring David Hobson and Colin Lane. 

$55

High Tea by Bathurst Panorama Chorus

Holy Trinity Church Hall Gilmour Street, Kelso, NSW

Join us for a delicious High Tea, including lucky door prizes, raffles and trading table and featuring a performance by the Chorus.

$30

The Divine Miss Bette

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

A spectacularly joyous music and comedy event featuring multiple award-winner Catherine Alcorn channeling the legendary Bette Midler.

Backed by an all-star live band and dancers, don’t miss your chance to catch the magnificent The Divine Miss Bette in this thrilling concert experience.

Lazy Oak Wines: Campfire & Cabernet

Lazy Oak Wines 59 Sills Lane, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Join us for an irresistible, relaxing and fun night of wine, food, music and cosy campfires under the stars at Lazy Oak.

Shake off the winter blues with 6 delicious Cabernet vintages from 2013 to 2019, (or any of your other favourite Lazy Oak Wines), a hearty, succulent spit roast dinner, delicious desserts and music by the fabulous Nick Wall.

$99

Easy Jammin’ Session

Parkes Bowling & Sports Club PARKES, NSW, Australia

On the last Sunday of the month you can listen to live local music sounds of The EJ's Muso's.

Get down, have a great time otherwise you will be Noted , treble clefed and Bassed.

Free

Tina the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll Show

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

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this glorious, energetic stage production, brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. The powerful raspy vocals, high-intensity dancing and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers to make this the definitive tribute, and a fabulous fun night out!

Alchemy – Chamber Series – Air

Orange Regional Conservatorium 73A Hill Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

The four elements; earth, air, wind and fire have been known by many names across many cultures - rhizomata, stoicheion, mahabhuta - the basic building blocks of all that is around us. In the Medieval world, the exploration and combining of these elements was ALCHEMY. 

Free – $45

 

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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