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Wednesday 23 September

Dear friends,

We are so thrilled to be welcoming small audiences back to BMEC. All of our staff have been working through our plans and processes to ensure that we are doing everything we can to keep our community safe when visiting us.

When you arrive at BMEC we will take details for Contact Tracing. There are QR codes in the foyer, we will also have someone at the door to assist you if you don’t have a phone or have any concerns about this.

If you are not feeling well, we ask that you stay at home and we will be happy to refund you for your tickets.

BMEC's performances will be going ahead in line with current health advice and restrictions. BMEC has a COVIDsafe Plan and entry conditions. 
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Tickets are now on sale, in a reduced capacity. In these uncertain times you can be sure that your booking is safe with us. Our promise to you is that if any shows cannot proceed as planned, you are 100% guaranteed tickets to rescheduled shows or your money back.

We are still managing postponements and cancellations. BMEC Box Office staff will be in touch with ticket holders as information comes to hand. If you have any queries, BMEC Box Office is available to assist you Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm on 6333 6161 or bmec.boxoffice@bathurst.nsw.gov.au

18 June Show Update
This list is also available as a pdf. Click Here 

The following shows have been cancelled and tickets have been refunded:

Scots All Saints – Annie
Sleeping Beauty
Fast Ed - Sustainable Living
CTS – The Sound of Music
Celtic Illusion
The Songs of Dolly Parton
Permission to Speak
Sydney Dance Company
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Bell Shakespeare – The Comedy of Errors

Backbone and Animal Farm have now been cancelled – and refunds will begin as soon as possible.  Please check your email for confirmation of this. (Make sure to check your ‘junk’ folder) and check your bank account.

The following shows have been postponed.
Patrons have been emailed regarding the change of dates and given the option to have their tickets refunded. If you have selected to move your ticket to the new date your tickets will be reissued.
We have recently re-issued tickets for the following shows:
A Salute to Roy Orbison
World of Musicals
Ahn Do

Tickets to the following shows are scheduled to be re-issued over the next two weeks:
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
With Love Marilyn
1970 The Year in Music
Mark Vincent
The Australian Bee Gees

We are hoping the following shows will be performed at BMEC in 2021-22 and we will confirm
dates as soon as possible:
Lee Kernaghan
Australian Haydn Ensemble
Mission Songs
Robot Song
Mara! Big Band
Firefly Forest/Glow

Please keep an eye on your emails (and don’t forget to check your junk folder). If you have any concerns please contact us on
bmec.boxoffice@bathurst.nsw.gov.au Or phone 6333 6161 Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm

12 June 2020

While the doors are not open, we are still here.  If you need to contact us please phone 6333 6161 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday or email us. We are making plans to ensure that our staff and audiences and performers will be as safe as possible at BMEC when we can reopen. 

This week BMEC presented our first online Cabaret Kite, audiences can still watch this event on our website (Click here) or via our facebook page. 

The Sydney Opera House has another great line up this weekend including The Wiggles on Sunday afternoon at 4pm.  Click here for the details

On Sunday at 5pm the entertainment for young people will continue; get ready to dance and sing along to Justine Clarke in her online concert Everybody Roar!  More info and access Pay What You Can tickets at:

Our friends at Circa Contemporary Circus have launched a podcast! If you’ve ever wondered “how did that show happen?” you’ll want to listen to Producing Heroes, the podcast dedicated to creative producers. Every day these intrepid theatrical alchemists harness the energies of artists, hustle opportunities, dream dreams and translate them from ideas into shows. 
Episode #1: Stuart Oken on courage and resilience, pursuit of vision, tireless problem solving and the moment you realise it just might work.
Listen now
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/producing-heroes/id1516586314
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3x8pSUtWTHcUj1zs6YJrCg?si=9CkS77VASgq0Ysq78zi0kA


BMEC has been joining in with 'Spot The Teddy Bathurst". Here are the Teddy Bears, ready for Winter and waiting for our audiences in the BMEC foyer.

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29 May 2020

Keep up to date  with  BMEC via our May EDM  

15 May 2020

You can now catch sessions from the Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Sessions via the BMEC Local Stages Youtube channel Click
We would also love you to complete our online survey about the festival – details are here

This week Sydney Opera House is presenting Kevin McLeod in Conversation, The Tap Pack and more. All information is available at https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/ 
National Theatre at Home is now showing Barber Shop Chronicles, A Street Car Named Desire is coming soon. Click here for more
Sydney Theatre Company has introduced STC Virtual – podcasts, playreadings, poetry. Check it out here

We hope you enjoy some theatre at home this week and we look forward to having you back at BMEC soon!
We are all meeting online regularly - we will post some more pics soon! 

Flanny Friday

23 April 2020


This weekend is the Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival. (1-3 May) You can check it out via facebook or through our website!  On Sunday we will be presenting 4 new plays by local writers - don't miss out. 

Treat whoever you live with to a show from home when Mitchell Conservatorium’s PUBlic Choir goes LIVE on facebook. A social distancing friendly way to warm up those vocal chords, next one will be held on 20 May. Check out the facebook page for more info

Local band The Safety of Life at Sea have released a new single and a unique video clip created form isolation with the help of fans and friends. Check it out here to catch some of your favourite local artists having a boogie.

Home Grown Australian Theatre Live are streaming highlights of Australian Theatre on their facebook, . Make sure to like the page for updates as they are churning through Aussie classics, join thousands of viewers watching high-quality recordings of greats like The Dapto Chaser and David Williamson’s Emerald City from home. You can also donate to support their efforts and Virus-FreeTheatre Festival here.

Sydney Opera House are offering a diverse digital program with highlights from their events, talks, music, dance, and theatre. This week you can catch  Australian Chamber Orchestra on Friday 1 May as well as contemporary music, comedy, talks and more 

Classic Streamed Shakespeare are delivering weekly staged readings of the Bard’s classics from Sydney. This Sunday, May 3rd at  2pm they’ll be performing As You Like it

National Theatre Live are playing their incredibly high qualityworks on YouTube for free, making shows available for free for a week at a time. Next up are Frankenstein  and Anthony & Cleopatra

For All Ages

Looking for something that you can laugh along with with the kids? Did you know that The Listies (visited Bathurst in 2015 with The Listies Make You LOL  have a miniseries available for you to watch now on ABC iview?

They also have a full suite of videos on their YouTube channel! If you have a valid school or university email address you can access ATYP On Demand. You can find high quality streams of their shows along with a whole suite of educational resources and extra tidbits! You can also catch their latest show CUSP, co-produced with Brown’s Mart and filmed at Stables Theatre (season cut short by pandemic) on Youtube for the second half of April.

Seen at BMEC

Soho Theatre have shows to rent On Demand. Pay what you want from a range of options to re-watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge in her hit one-woman show Fleabag that we screened at BMEC last year.

Listen In

Sydney Writers’ Festival are still working to fill your ears with literary discussion via their Writers Talking Writers podcast playlist. They have nearly 400 clips on their website spanning recent festivals; including lectures, panels, podcasts and more. Prefer listening to plays? Check out this list of some of the best that the audiobook app Audible has to offer.

Something Different

Sydney Dance Company are offering classes online. Their Virtual Studio is the perfect chance to join in on classes that you may never have had access to before from Bathurst.

Adelaide Fringe Festival are launching FringeVIEW, a pilot program to provide a platform to fringe artists to stream directly into your loungeroom. Subscribe to their newsletter to keep updated.

Join alt-burlesque queen Betty Grumble live from Sydney every morning at 10am for Grumble Boogie, a fun, aerobic dance class available on facebook and Instagram live. Or for an evening boogie at home join The Dollar Bin Darlings every Thursday night for their DoomsDay Disco.

BMEC Performances: postponements & refunds

Mark Vincent – A Tribute to Mario Lanza, has been postponed to Friday 5 February 2021 at 7.30pm.

The Australian Haydn Ensemble with Carla Blackwood has been postponed until late in the year. The date is being negotiated.

You Got It! A Salute to Roy Orbison starring John Stephan has been postponed. The date is being negotiated.

Lee Kernaghan’s performance has been postponed and a date is being negotiated.

The World of Musicals, scheduled for 26 May has been postponed to 8 June 2021.

Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee Live has been postponed to Monday 14 September 2020 at 7.30pm.

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase has been postponed to Saturday 28 November.

Box Office staff will be in touch with all patrons who have booked tickets in due course, to discuss options of transferring tickets to a new date or arranging a gift certificate or a refund. Please be patient with Box Office staff as there are a lot of events to manage.

We will send an update about other events as decisions are made.

We are thinking of all of our patrons at this difficult time and look forward to being able to welcome you back to BMEC.

Yours sincerely

Stephen Champion
BMEC Manager

We do not sell tickets through Viagogo

Viagogo is not an authorised agent or reseller for this event. Tickets purchased through Viagogo will be voided.  Customers who have purchased tickets through Viagogo will be required to purchase new tickets at the box office to attend the event.  We will provide a letter to affected customers outlining that tickets purchased through Viagogo are unauthorised, and this letter can be used to support a refund request to Viagogo, or to dispute the original credit card charge.  If you have any questions, please contact us on (02) 6333 6161 or email