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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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?

Live at the Country Club

The Country Club Park Road, Orange, NSW, Australia

Join in Friday afternoons with some barefoot bowls and live acoustic tunes.

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!

FREE

Open Mic Night

Whiskey & Wags 175 George Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Celebrate quality local music talent Fridays fortnightly from 7pm.

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

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.

FREE

Dark Side of the Moon – A Tribute to Pink Floyd

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW, Australia

Dark Side of the Moon. Pink Floyd’s masterpiece, exploring the passage of time and our inability to control it. Money, greed, conflict, losing touch with reality. Death. The fourth highest selling album of all time is all about me, you, us and them.

Complete with searing guitar solos, sassy saxophone, backing vocalists, video montage and a laser light show, Run Like Hell are a Floydian experience not to be missed.

$25 – $64

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!

$5.00

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

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, 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

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.

FREE

The Hip Replacements Live

Reckless Brewing Co. 2A Piper Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Don't miss The Hip Replacements' final gig for 2024.

They will be playing all your favourite songs at everyone's favourite brewery, Reckless.

Bandemonium!

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

A celebration of Band Music through the collaboration of JSCHS and the ORC Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

$5 – $15

Ruby Tuesday – Metallica

The Agrestic Grocer 426 Mitchell Highway, Orange, NSW, Australia

Dave Webb, Todd Brownlow, Les Burroughs & Quinn Luxford performing the best of Metallica, bringing you songs such as ‘Enter Sandman’, ‘Master Of Puppets’, ‘Nothing Else Matters’, ‘One’, and many more.

$35

Shara Rose’s ‘Dance the Night Away’ Show

The Agrestic Grocer 426 Mitchell Highway, Orange, NSW, Australia

If you like “Dancing with the Stars” and being able to sing along to your favourites, you’re going to love Shara Rose’s “Dance The Night Away” show, singing and dancing to hits from the 1950s to 2000s.

$50

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. 

$30 – $35

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

 

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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