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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Coral : An Exploration

The Peisley St Gallery, Orange 54 Peisley St Gallery, Orange, NSW, Australia

Coral: an exploration is a new creative reflection on Coral through music and art.
The exhibition has been created by two visual artists: illustrator and collage artist Lisa Stewart and ceramicist Maria Shaw.
Join us for a live musical performance and celebratory drinks on Thursday 22nd February at 6pm.


Orange Chamber Music Festival

Orange Orange, NSW, Australia

Setting the stage is the beautiful city of Orange as Autumn arrives with colour filled trees, sunny days and cool nights.

Each day will encourage our Festival Pass holders to wander around the region, and to discover the charm and beauty of our finest establishments as the Festival evolves.

Circus Rio Carnival

Orange Showground Leeds Parade, Orange, NSW, Australia

With a brand-new cast and a brand-new show, under new management. Circus Rio is bringing together a unique team of internationally acclaimed performers to your town!

Circus Rio is suitable for families, teenagers, singles, and couples alike. The show features jugglers, aerialists, acrobatics, Cyr wheel, hand-balancing, clowning, illusion, and FMX riders.

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!


Dave Mason Live (The Reels)

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

Dave Mason is a singular artist in the Australian music pantheon. Uncompromising, brilliant, and always cool. He penned APRA’s #10 Australian song of all time, Quasimodo’s Dream, and spear-headed THE REELS into the consciousness of music fans around the world since the late 70s.



See Saw Wines, Orange Orange

Celebrating International Women's Day with style and sound.

Partnering with The Orange Regional Conservatorium, we've lined up an incredible evening featuring talented female musicians, each performing sets of music composed by women. Each musical set is thoughtfully paired with a See Saw wine. It's a perfect blend of artistic expression and sensory delight, all in honour of women.

Event Series The Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick

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

Broken Banjo Productions presents The Witches of Eastwick. 
In the sleepy town of Eastwick, our three (not-so-wicked) witches Alexandra Spofford, Sukie Rougemont and Jane Smart are divorcees feeling trapped in their everyday humdrum lives. One stormy night, high on Martinis and brownies, they make a crazy wish - for a man to make their own. BUT their wish has consequences they could never have dreamed...

$42 – $65

A Taste of Ireland

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW, Australia

Hot off its sold out 2023 UK Tour, ‘A Taste of Ireland―The Irish Music & Dance Sensation’ returns with a performance that is ‘Celtic―for this decade’.

Laugh, cry and jig into the night with a show that has entertained thousands.

Don’t miss your chance to see one of the world’s most prominent Irish dance shows before it takes off around the globe once again!


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

A play that has changed thousands of lives, with humour and grace The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female strength and sexuality in all its complexity and mystery.
Hailed as the bible for a new generation of women, it has been performed throughout the world, and has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement, to stop violence against women. Each year a new monologue is added to the catalogue keeping the play an evolving conversation.

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.



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

Direct from sell-out theatres, Australia’s longest running Queen Tribute since 1993, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring the internationally acclaimed Thomas Crane, returns in 2024 for the brand new show, “Made In Heaven”. Prepare for an unforgettable journey as Thomas Crane takes fans through the iconic hits of Queen.


Orange Civic Square Byng Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Orange Chamber Music Festival's flagship community event 'Cultured' will be back in 2024.

Cultured 2024 will showcase regional talent, with activities at the Orange City Library, Orange Regional Museum, Orange Regional Gallery, South Court and North Court of the Cultural Precinct in Byng St.


Live Music

Paragon Hotel Perry Street, Mudgee, NSW, Australia

Live music every Saturday night from 7.30pm 


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!


Stars of Orange 2024

Revolution Aerial, Lords Place, Orange NSW, Australia 55 Lords Place, Orange, NSW, Australia

Get ready for the most dazzling and vibrant event of 2024, Stars of Orange, where we'll celebrate the brightest talents and personalities

Meadow Flat Country Music Night

Meadow Flat Recreation Ground Meadow Flat, NSW, Australia

Come along to a family night of music provided by 'Not Just Country'.

Bring a chair or a picnic rug, buy at the bbq or bring your own picnic. 

$10 – $25

Brass Band Concert

Orange Corps 131 Kite Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

The Salvation Army Brass Band Blacktown have are performing at an upcoming concert.

All welcome !


Orange Chamber Music Festival: Festival Gala

Orange Civic Theatre Byng St, Orange, NSW, Australia

Curated by the Festival Director the 2024 Festival Gala features special appearances by solo artists and ensembles of the 2024 Orange Chamber Music Festival in an exquisite program of contemporary works that will ignite the senses.

Bathurst Uniting Church Pipe Organ 150th Anniversary

Bathurst Uniting Church Hall 140A William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

A Harmony of Legacy and Craftsmanship Unveiled in Bathurst's 150th Pipe Organ Celebration
On March 10, 2024, Bathurst Uniting Church will resonate with the enchanting melodies of its historic pipe organ, celebrating 150 years of musical legacy. At both the commemorative church service in the morning and the ALL STOPS OUT concert in the afternoon, the organ will be played by Internationally acclaimed organist Christopher Wrench.   The afternoon concert will include an organ recital and The Allegri Singers.  The celebration promises to weave a narrative of history, passion, and extraordinary musical prowess. 


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.


All Stops Out

Bathurst Uniting Church Hall 140A William Street, Bathurst, NSW, Australia

The Bathurst Uniting Church and The Allegri Singers present a pipe organ concert by renowned Australian organist, Christopher Wrench, and supported by The Allegri Singers.
The concert will be a celebration of the sesquicentenary of the church's rare pip organ.

$35 – $40

Dovetail Joint – Live

Portland RSL Club 10 Wolgan Street, Portland, NSW, Australia

2 hours of true rock and roll: The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and much more. Soaring vocals, crowd engagement and detailed guitar solos.

It'll be an evening to remember; don't miss out!



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.

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