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BMEC Members enjoy all sorts of benefits and the events below all have an offering for current BMEC Members. Scroll down to the see What’s On with BMEC Member discounts.

Not yet a member? BMECs Membership program runs for 12 months from the date of joining. The cost to join annually is $45.

The benefits of being a BMEC Member include:

* Save up to 15% on tickets with no limit on the number of tickets purchased
* Priority booking for many events
* Booking exchanges (you may only exchange from a BMEC presented event – check with Box Office staff)
* No transaction fees
* 10% off at the BMEC Bar

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Friday 19 July 2024 BMEC and Premier Artists presents

Karise Eden

Supported by Lueth Ajak

Shooting to fame at the age of 19 with a viral audition video that now has over 50 million views on YouTube, Karise Eden has arguably one of Australia’s most distinctive voices, with two ARIA Awards, gold and platinum records and multiple Top 5 positions in the ARIA and AIR charts.  Often compared with the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse, the formidable singer-songwriter’s first indie release in 2022, “Into The Black” also featured an AIR No. 1 single. 

Saturday 20 July 2024

Women Like Us

A Stand Up Comedy Show

Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are Women Like Us, two of the most sought after comedians in Australia. They have sold out this show over 300 times, earned several 5-Star Reviews at Adelaide Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and in 2024 this powerhouse duo are bringing their hilarious show to BMEC for one night only!

Sunday 21 July 2024

Kinky Boots The Musical

Live on screen

Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End, is strutting onto the big screen! With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cindy Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), the musical is based on the film written by Geoff Deane and Tim firth. Inspired by true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common - or so they think.

Sunday 28 July 2024

An American In Paris The Musical

Live on Screen

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’.   Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits, S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs and show-stopping choreography, this incredible production received a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from the critics.

Friday 2 August 2024 Premier Artists presents

Forever 80s

The Best of The 80s Tour

Direct from sell out Australian shows, Australia’s number one '80s touring show, Forever 80s™ is coming to Bathurst for one unforgettable night. Turn back time and sing along to Wham!, Whitney Houston, Billy Idol, A-ha, Tina Turner, Prince, Cindy Lauper, Bon Jovi and more.

Sunday 4 August 2024 BMEC presents

Sun Rising:
The Birthplace
of Rock & Roll

Australia's Premier Tribute to the World-Famous Sun Records

The show pays homage to the greatest recording studio in the history of music, Sun Records in Memphis and celebrates the songs and stories that pay tribute to the early music of Sun Records. Sun Rising features incredible musical performances, a brilliant narrative and stunning renditions of some of the world's most loved music.

Friday 9 August 2024 The Mitchell Conservatorium Presents

The Swing Factor Black Tie Ball

The Swing Factor Black Tie Ball returns to BMEC for another year with support from the Mitchell Conservatorium. Prepare for a night of dining, dancing and jazz music with Denison College of Secondary Education Bathurst High Campus’ own Swing Factor with an opening performance from the Mitchell Conservatorium Jazz Connections band. Ticket prices include a 3 course meal and entertainment for the evening 

Saturday 10 August 2024 Carter Entertainment Presents

Creedence Clearwater Collective

We invite you to join us for a night of Creedence Clearwater  Revival and John Fogerty, as we celebrate the music of one of the world’s most iconic bands–from the songs they wrote, to the songs covered, to the songs they wrote for others.

Sunday 11 August 2024

Titanic The Musical

Live on screen

Captured live and screened at BMEC, Titanic The Musical will be playing at BMEC this August.   Winner of 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), based on the real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own. 

Saturday 17 August 2024 A special event as part of Dhuluny 1824-2024: 200 Years of Wiradyuri Resistance

The Visitors

by Jane Harrison

Visitors leave. Right? On a sweltering day in January 1788, seven clan leaders gather on a sandstone escarpment overlooking the harbour. The attendees, six of them Elders and one new initiate, catch-up, laugh together, share a meal and compare notes. But beyond the friendly banter, protocols, and hospitality, a momentous decision is waiting to be made. A mysterious fleet of giant nawi is amassing in the harbour and as they creep closer, these seven representatives must choose unanimously: whether to send these strangers on their way or welcome them?

Saturday 7 September 2024

Eishan Ensemble Returns

Led by acclaimed Persian-Australian tar virtuoso and composer, Hamed Sadeghi, the ARIA nominated Eishan Ensemble draws on contemporary and classical music traditions of both East and West. Eishan’s repertoire consists predominantly of Sadeghi’s original compositions with diverse improvisatory idioms featured powerfully. Variously described as “Persian chamber jazz” and “eastern jazz fusion”, Eishan defies neat labels. BMEC is thrilled to be presenting Eishan Ensemble again this time with a full program after such a positive response from audiences during their 60-minute taster performance at Bathurst Sea of Sound in January 2024. 

Saturday 14 September 2024 Bathurst Theatre Company Presents

Woman

In Support of Veritas House

Woman is a special charity concert event celebrating some of the most beloved female performers through the ages including the music of Adele, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus and more, performed by some of the region’s most talented female performers featuring dancers from Pure Imagination Performing Arts. Proceeds will go to support Veritas House and their programs to reduce youth homelessness.

Sunday 15 September 2024 Dance Partner Productions present

Burn the Floor ‘Dare to Dream’

Featuring Phil Burton from Human Nature

Headlined by the incredible Vocals of Human Nature’s Phil Burton,   The fearless reality of Burn the Floor in 2024 is reflected in the dancer’s mantra “be Brave, no Boundaries, Dare to Dream” as they push the extremes in bringing their famous, infectious, rebellious energy to the stage every single night. 

Tuesday 17 September 2024 BMEC presents a Melbourne Theatre Company Production

Slap. Bang. Kiss.

by Dan Giovannoni

Exploring themes of activism, community and hope, SLAP. BANG. KISS. tracks three young people whose stories kick-start a series of events none of them could have anticipated, transforming them into global symbols of revolution. But when their stories go viral and the whole world is watching, what will they do next?

Wednesday 18 September 2024 Abstract Touring Presents

Elvis an American Trilogy

Direct from the United States

Elvis: An American Trilogy presents Aloha From Hawaii starring Steve Michaels, Louis Brown and Michael Chambliss Due to overwhelming demand, Elvis: An American Trilogy, the show that embodies the essence of ‘The King’ is back. The show that takes the audience on a spellbinding journey through the many eras of the legendary Elvis Presley. The show begins with Louis Brown who captures the audience with his raw rockabilly sound and signature dance moves. Michael Chambliss takes the role of Elvis in his movie years and the ‘68 Comeback Special as he effortlessly recreates the straight-out-of-the-army look and into the black leather, personifying this period with all the songs and sex appeal that was Elvis.

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 September 2024 Victorian State Ballet Presents

Beauty and the Beast

One of the world’s most loved fairy tale classics is retold through a superb production featuring classical ballet skill and choreography which honours the spirit of this magical story - an inspiring, impacting, entertaining and memorable experience for the whole family! The Victorian State Ballets ‘Beauty & the Beast’ features a top cast of leading classical ballet artists from across Australia and abroad

Friday 27 September 2024

East Festival Launch

Join us for the official launch of our new festival, East - A Celebration of Asian Cultures in Bathurst. This event will include delicious food, Bollywood dancing, a photography exhibition and some speeches. 

Saturday 28 September 2024 BMEC Presents as part of East

Guards at the Taj

by Rajiv Joseph

At the grand opening of the Taj Mahal, the most beautiful building in the world, the Emperor decrees that nothing more beautiful shall ever be built again. To ensure this, he orders two imperial guards to perform a horrendous task. Featuring a heartbreakingly funny friendship put to the ultimate test and existential banter reminiscent of Beckett and Stoppard, Guards at the Taj mixes witty black comedy with the bloodiest deeds of Greek tragedy.

Sunday 29 September 2024 BMEC Presents

Back to the Roots

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Ganathipan Aruneswaran

Experience the electrifying fusion of cultures in Back to the Roots, a vibrant homage to world music. Embark on a captivating journey curated by artists from Western Sydney and regional NSW, showcasing the rich tapestry of traditional artforms in a contemporary setting.

Friday 25 October 2024 BMEC presents

Past the Shallows

An Australian Theatre for Young People & Archipelago Production

Adapted by playwright Julian Larnach from Favel Parrett’s award-winning debut novel, Past the Shallows is an ode to brotherhood and a heart wrenching, lyrical exploration of mortality, family secrets and the capacity for both brutality and tenderness within contemporary masculinity.

Sunday 27 October 2024

The Roy Orbison Story

Experience the wonder of Roy Orbison in this brilliant theatrical portrayal of the man, his music, his voice, & his life. You will find yourself believing you are in his presence, transported back in time, reliving the emotion of each of his songs & the stories of his life. Mark Shelley is simply brilliant in his characterisation of Roy. He not only has the vocal range & tone to honour his songs, he also has the sensitivity & artistic ability to ‘be’ Roy.

Sunday 3 November 2024

Remember the Days of Cat Stevens

Starring Darren Coggan

Remember the days of Cat Stevens? The name brings back a thousand memories dark eyes, a winning voice and songs the whole world sang along to; Moonshadow, Wild World, Peace Train, Where Do the Children Play, Father & Son, Morning Has Broken, they have become bookmarks in our lives, deeply personal, as if they were written especially for us. Re-live the voice of a generation, in a celebration of one of the most inspiring and prolific singer songwriters of our time, sung with remarkable authenticity by one of Australia’s most exciting artists, Darren Coggan.

Friday 8 November 2024

Daniel Muggleton

Blinded By The Whites

This show is named after a song by The Streets called ‘Blinded by the Lights’ about taking ecstasy in a British nightclub. Muggleton’s not saying watching him do comedy will feel that good, but the comedown is much smoother, and tracksuits are still appropriate attire. Australian comedy’s foul-mouthed prophet has had a big 2023 with his first international tour, an appearance at Just For Laughs and a headline show at Sydney Opera House.

Sunday 10 November 2024

My Favorite Things
A Gala Concert

Live Performance on Screen

Featuring a 40-piece orchestra and international stars of the stage and screen, this special anniversary concert was filmed at London’s newly restored Theatre Royal Drury Lane – the same venue that premiered the original West End productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific and The King and I. Featuring a star-studded cast including Joanna Ampil, Michael Ball, Maria Friedman, Daniel Dae Kim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Audra McDonald, Rita Moreno, Julian Ovenden, Lucy St. Louis, Aaron Tveit, Marisha Wallace and Patrick Wilson, the landmark event was accompanied by the 40-piece Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert Orchestra, conducted by Simon Lee.

Friday 15 November 2024 Carter Entertainment Presents

The Beach Boys Experience

Pick up some Good Vibrations at this unforgettable celebration dedicated to the music of The Beach Boys Come have some Fun, Fun, Fun at the coolest, hippest, most far- out concert this year!

Saturday 16 November 2024 Local Stages Presents

Regional Songwriting Contest

Join us as we unearth new and exciting talent from the Central West. Emerging songwriters are backed by a band of professional musicians from the region and compete for great prizes. This annual event is a highlight for showcasing the incredible local talent. Pay what you can and enjoy a fabulous night of live entertainment. Finalist will be announced closer to the date on the website.

Saturday 16 November 2024 A Drag Parody Play

Fountain Lakes in Lockdown

Presented by Thomas Jaspers

It’s August, 2021. Kath is up to pussy’s bow in sour dough bread, Kim’s been asked to work from home (though that happened long before the pandemic started) and Sharon has had a severe reaction to all the hand sanitiser. Relive the uniquely Australian pandemic experience through the eyes of these uniquely Australian characters hilariously parodied by Art Simone (RuPaul’s Drag Race Downunder, Have You Been Paying Attention?), Thomas Jaspers (Granny Bingo, The Gays Are Revolting), Leasa Mann (Club Broadway, Thank Mollie’s It’s Friday) and Scott Brennan (skitHOUSE, Comedy Inc, Neighbours)

Sunday 17 November 2024

MET Opera: Les Contes D’Hoffmann

Live on screen

This is Offenbach’s last and greatest work is a fantastical opera, starring French tenor Benjamin Bernheim in the title role of the tormented poet. Joining Bernheim is American soprano Erin Morley as Olympia, South African soprano Pretty Yende as Antonia, and French mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine as Giulietta to complete Hoffmann’s trio of lovers. Marco Armiliato conducts Bartlett Sher’s evocative production, which also features American bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Four Villains and Russian mezzo-soprano Vasilisa Berzhanskaya in her company debut as Nicklausse. It’s an intoxicating mix of emotion and dazzling music, including the famous, fiendishly difficult Doll Song.   

Saturday 23 November 2024

MARA! BIG BAND
ZASHTO?

History, music and migration come together in Mara! Big Band’s new 60-minute musical suite, Zashto? or Why? in Bulgarian. It is the experience of migration to Australia over each wave of migration in the past 230+ years. Through the stories of three women who arrived in Australia at very different times in our history, we investigate the migration experience of many in our community and we pose the question Zashto?.

Saturday 5 April 2025 The Harbour Agency Presents

The Australian Eagles

The Internationally celebrated Australian Eagles Show soars back in 2025 with Their Life In The Fast Lane Tour.  Prepare to be dazzled as the renowned Australian Eagles Show, fronted by the talented Brothers of David Thompson and Michael Thompson, returns with an all-new production in 2024. Having wowed audiences in sold-out theatres across Australia, America, Europe, and South Africa, this world-class extravaganza is now making its triumphant return to Australia. 

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