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Past Events

Saturday 18 February 2023

Pirates of Penzance

Scots All Saints College Senior Musical

The Pirates of Penzance - is an amusing comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan which was first performed in 1879.

Sunday 5 March 2023

Met Opera: The Hours

Soprano Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel.

Friday 24 March 2023

Echoes of Pink Floyd

Known for their incredible attention to detail, the band recreates a genuine Pink Floyd concert experience live on stage, in all its majesty and complexity.

Saturday 25 March 2023

Fast Cars

Word on the street is Brocky-loving battlers, the Byrnes of Barb’s Burgers, are going bankrupt!

Saturday 1 April 2023

On by Circa

After the smash-hits of Humans 2.0, Carnival of the Animals and Peepshow, Brisbane’s globally renowned Circa returns with their newest creation On by Circa.

Sunday 2 April 2023 National Theatre Live

NT Live: The Crucible

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma).

Thursday 6 April 2023

The Alphabet of Awesome Science

Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet — where sesquipedalian words inspire mind-blowing scientific surprises!

Saturday 22 April 2023

Creedence Clearwater Collective

We invite you to join us for a celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival, as we walk-through the life and 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 23 April 2023 National Theatre Live

NT Live: Life of Pi

Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel.

Sunday 30 April 2023

The Wiggles in Concert

Following the runaway success of last year winning the converted ARIA for ‘Best Live Act’ The Wiggles are bringing their all singing, all dancing stage show hit to a venue near you!

Friday 12 May 2023

Iconic Australian Princesses of Pop

In a masterful performance, Australian singer and actress Nikki Bennett takes us on a journey through the lives, loves and greatest hits of Australia’s First Three Truly International Superstars.

Sunday 14 May 2023 National Theatre Live

NT Live: Othello

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwen (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

Wednesday 17 May 2023

Euphoria

Loveable characters come to life in the heart-warming story of Euphoria. The tale of good days, bad days and everything in between catapults us right into the heart of this little town where everyone knows everyone.

Friday 19 May 2023

The Beatles 50 Years On

Recreating The Magic Of The Beatles & Beatlemania including The Timeless Hits Of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr!

Thursday 25 May 2023

Jane Harper: Exiles

SOLD OUT! Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jane Harper discusses Exiles, the thrilling and likely final instalment of novels following investigator Aaron Falk, with Michaela Kalowski. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Thursday 25 May 2023

Richard Fidler: The Book of Roads & Kingdoms

SOLD OUT! Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Much-loved radio host and author Richard Fidler delves into The Book of Roads & Kingdoms, his account of medieval wanderers during Islam’s Golden Age. He is joined by Caroline Baum. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Thursday 25 May 2023

Geraldine Brooks: Horse

SOLD OUT! Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Pulitzer Prize–winning author and journalist Geraldine Brooks sheds light on her best-selling novel, Horse, a sweeping historical saga of spirit, obsession and racial injustice, in conversation with Nicole Abadee. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Thursday 25 May 2023

George Monbiot: Regenesis

SOLD OUT! Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Bestselling British author and activist George Monbiot shares insight into Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet, his hopeful account of how we might rethink our faltering food system, live via video in conversation with Rebecca Huntley. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Thursday 25 May 2023

Richard Fidler & Peter Frankopan

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Beloved radio presenter Richard Fidler (The Book of Roads & Kingdoms) and bestselling author and Oxford professor Peter Frankopan (The Earth Transformed) discuss their richly rendered works of historical non-fiction with interviewer Clare Wright. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Thursday 25 May 2023

Queerstories

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Vulnerable and fierce, heartbreaking and hilarious, Queerstories invites five LGBTQIA+ writers to share a little piece of themselves: the tale they want to tell but are never asked to. Hosted by Maeve Marsden, with Sophie Cunningham, Shane Jenek aka Courtney Act, Daniel Lavery, Joshua Whitehead, and Leanne Yong, Queerstories celebrates the culture and creativity of the queer community, one true story at a time. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Friday 26 May 2023

Secondary Schools Creative Writing Workshop

SOLD OUT! Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: An incredible full day provides access to some of the best Australian Young Adult authors for potential young authors of the future. Suitable for students in years 10, 11 and 12, these workshops are not HSC or curriculum based but focused on the creative writing process with ample opportunity for students to write during the workshops. An exclusive live event for Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival.

Friday 26 May 2023

Bringing the Past to Life

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Celebrated historical novelists Geraldine Brooks and Pip Williams and newcomer Sally Colin-James share their insights into drawing from the past to understand the present and the future, in a panel event hosted by ABC RN’s Kate Evans. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Friday 26 May 2023

Eleanor Catton: Birnam Wood

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: The Booker Prize–winning author of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton, discusses her keenly anticipated thriller Birnam Wood with Beejay Silcox. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Friday 26 May 2023

Michael Kirby & Bo Seo

SOLD OUT! Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Two-time world debating champion and Good Arguments author Bo Seo and former High Court justice Michael Kirby examine how to better listen and disagree with each other in an era of divisive public debate. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Friday 26 May 2023

Colson Whitehead: Harlem Shuffle

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Colson Whitehead discusses his acclaimed novel Harlem Shuffle and its forthcoming follow-up, Crook Manifesto, with interviewer Michael Williams. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Saturday 27 May 2023

A Life in Food: Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Culinary icons Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer reflect on their decades-long friendship and decorated careers, which have transformed how Australians think about food, with interviewer Adam Liaw. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Saturday 27 May 2023

Tanya Hennessy: Spotlight Please, It’s Stevie Louise

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Join comedian, author and social media star Tanya Hennessy for a Q&A about her children’s middle grade fiction series Stevie Louise. Hear Tanya discuss all things junior fiction, writing and inspiration for her main character Stevie Louise Mason. An exclusive live event for Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival.

Saturday 27 May 2023

Crime and Justice

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Helen Garner and Hedley Thomas discuss their approaches to writing about crime and how they grapple with questions of justice, in conversation with Sarah Krasnostein. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Saturday 27 May 2023

Mat McLachlan: In Conversation – The Cowra Breakout

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: The Cowra Breakout is a riveting read that brings to life the missing piece of Australia’s World War Two history- the story of the only battle of that war to be fought on Australian soil, told by bestselling historian Mat McLachlan. Mat will be In Conversation with Ex-serviceman and history buff Brett Kenworthy. An exclusive live event for Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival.

Saturday 27 May 2023

Great Adaptations

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Bestselling authors Eleanor Catton, Holly Ringland and Tom Rob Smith share the ins and outs of bringing work from the page to the screen, in conversation with Benjamin Law. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Saturday 27 May 2023

Am I Doing This Right? Tanya Hennessy on Multimedia Success

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Comedian, radio announcer and social media sensation Tanya Hennessy will sit down with local radio host Jac Underwood to talk all things writing and multimedia. As the best-selling author of three books, award winning radio announcer and award nominated comedian, Tanya’s success sees her in excess of 2.3 million social media followers. With a degree in Theatre Media from CSU Bathurst, hear Tanya discuss her writing and the inspiration behind her work. An exclusive live event for Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival.

Saturday 27 May 2023

Pip Williams: The Bookbinder of Jericho

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Author of bestselling The Dictionary of Lost Words Pip Williams introduces her sweeping new novel, The Bookbinder of Jericho, in conversation with Cassie McCullagh. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Saturday 27 May 2023

Great Books You Might Have Missed

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: So many books, so little time! Enjoy a panel discussion with Jen Barry and Lisa Holloway about some of the great books you may have missed in the last year and some to look forward to later this year. A great session to take notes and plan your future reading. An exclusive live event for Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival.

Saturday 27 May 2023

State of the Art

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Eleanor Catton, Richard Flanagan, Tracey Lien and Colson Whitehead discuss the state of the novel today and the future of fiction, in conversation with ABC RN’s Kate Evans. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Saturday 27 May 2023

Real Selves

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Chloé Hayden, Sasha Kutabah Sarago and Grace Tame talk about breaking down barriers to allow women and girls to show their real selves in conversation with Hannah Diviney. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Sunday 28 May 2023

Great Festival Read

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Readers are invited to read the book prior to the Festival and participate in the Great Festival Read session at BMEC to hear a panel discussion and author talk. An exclusive live event for Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival.

Sunday 28 May 2023

Fifty Shades of Teal

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: MP Helen Haines, Simon Holmes à Court and Margot Saville examine the ascension of independent candidates and how they might shape our politics, in conversation with Barrie Cassidy. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Sunday 28 May 2023

Writing Characters for the Stage and Screen – Workshop with Kate Smith

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: For Kate Smith writing characters for stage and/or screen is a playful nuanced and embodied process. Using generative writing techniques this two-hour workshop will encourage you to draw on multiple sources of inspiration to generate character. An exclusive live event for Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival.

Sunday 28 May 2023

Reckoning, Not Reconciliation

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: With the campaign for a First Nations Voice to Parliament in full swing, leading First Nations thinkers Stan Grant and Teela Reid ask whether we are entering a new era for Australian democracy. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Sunday 28 May 2023

Afternoon Delight with Sophie Hansen and Annie Herron

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: Enjoy an afternoon demonstration of cooking and drawing with daughter/mother team Sophie Hansen and Annie Herron, authors of Around the Kitchen Table. Listen to Sophie chatting about writing cookbooks and enjoy tasting some sweet treats and doing simple and fun drawing exercises with Annie. An exclusive live event for Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival.

Sunday 28 May 2023

The Voice to Parliament: All the Detail You Need

Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival: What will a Voice to Parliament actually mean? Indigenous leader Thomas Mayo and legendary journalist Kerry O’Brien have worked together to write an accessible and engaging guide to this question. Whether you want to understand more about the Voice or would like some clear answers to share in conversations with others, this is a great opportunity to join an inspiring discussion of what our shared future can be. A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event.

Sunday 4 June 2023

The Sound of Music

Carillon Theatrical Society's major 2023 production. Bringing together a group of local talent and experienced creative team to create this all-time favourite musical.

Thursday 8 June 2023

Country Pride

Join us for a fabulous evening of everything that makes the LGBTQI+ country proud with an open mic night. Anything goes with a line-up of drag, comedy, music, storytelling, poetry and everything in between (or not)!

Wednesday 14 June 2023

Western NSW Dance Festival 2023

The Western NSW Dance Festival is an event for public schools across Western NSW that promotes Dance in education showcasing students from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Friday 16 June 2023

Celtic Illusion – The Magic Returns

Immerse yourself in one of the most unique productions touring the world. Celtic Illusion, the Irish dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and the USA by storm and will tour nationwide in 2023.

Sunday 25 June 2023 National Theatre Live

NT Live: Best of Enemies

David Harewood (Homeland) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) play feuding political rivals in James Graham’s (Sherwood) multiple award-winning new drama.

Friday 7 July 2023

Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

Following a hugely successful 2021/2022 sell-out tours, Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody are returning with a Brand New show in 2023 combining Queens ‘Greatest Hits’ and a few of the most popular songs on their albums.

Saturday 8 July 2023

Teeny Tiny Stevies – How to be Creative Tour

Performing a mix of fan favourites and brand-new material from their new album, ARIA Award Winning Children’s Artist, Teeny Tiny Stevies will be leaving no stone un-unturned. How to be Creative is a ten-song masterclass in embracing the creative urge, overcoming self-doubt, trying new things, learning from mistakes, working with others, and the superpower that is perseverance.

Sunday 9 July 2023

Wash My Soul In the River’s Flow

Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow is a cinematic reinvention of a legendary concert that premiered in 2004. Kura Tungar — Songs from the River was a collaboration between First Nations singer-songwriters Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter working with Paul Grabowsky and the 22-piece Australian Art Orchestra.

Wednesday 12 July 2023

Acting for the Stage

Join Co-Artistic Director of Arbour Theatre Company, Ruby Conolan Barrett, learning the essential skills required to act professionally for the stage. A range of acting styles, monologue techniques and focused partner work will be explored. With acting training from the UK, this is one not to miss.

Wednesday 12 July 2023

Character Development

Learn how to fully embody a range of characters and dig deep on what makes characters compelling with Co-Artistic Director of Arbour Theatre Company, Ruby Conolan Barrett. You will analyse scripts, experiment with acting styles and create convincing characters during this workshop.

Thursday 13 July 2023

Elements of Technical Production

In theatre various production elements are used to create the world of the play. In the workshop you will look at ‘how to’ do sound, lighting and audio visual.

Thursday 13 July 2023

Elements of Production Design

In the workshop you will examine the relationship between Director and Designer and how using various elements assist in creating ‘the word’ of the play. You will look at both stage and lighting design.

Friday 14 July 2023

Stage Management

If you want to know more about stage, production or event management come along and spend some time in this class. Kylie will cover; what does the stage and production manager do? an introduction!

Friday 14 July 2023

Directing for the Stage

During the workshop you will work as both actors and directors – looking at a short scene and the different methods directors may use to help an actor ‘get into’ and discover the character.

Saturday 15 July 2023

After Dark

Join us after dark for a celebration of winter through song and words. An evening sharing some of Bathurst's finest performance talents with an appreciative audience while enjoying a mulled wine in the warm and embracing Wattle Foyer at BMEC.

Wednesday 19 July 2023

Common Time

Newly commissioned works for percussion, percussion and percussion by Greg Sheehan, Sandy Evans, Lee McIver, Gai Bryant, Ed Goyer and Ryuji Hamada.

Friday 21 July 2023

Scots All Saints College 2023 Music Showcase

Showcase is a K-12 display of all things music at the College; choirs, ensembles, pipes and drums and so much more. Over 300 students will perform for you in over 20 ensembles including an all-in finale!

Thursday 27 July 2023

Romeo & Juliet

Sport for Jove’s furiously energetic new production of Romeo and Juliet dazzled and moved thousands of students in 2022, characterised by a true vision of today’s youth.

Saturday 29 July 2023 BMEC presents Karul Projects

Silence

Silence is about the space in between. The conversations not being heard and the responses that are muted. Through the beating of a drum, bodies thrash through frequencies to uncover what lies in the SILENCE.

Monday 31 July 2023 National Theatre Live

NT Live: Good

David Tennant (Doctor Who) makes a much-anticipated return to the West End in a blistering reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays.

Friday 4 August 2023 BMEC in association with Ilse de Ziah & Lightcurve Films present

Living the Tradition

Film & Live Performance

Join us for an evening of film and live music. Living the Tradition is the journey of cello player and composer Ilse de Ziah around Ireland in a search for undiscovered secrets of ten Irish Airs. The hour-long film is followed by a Q&A and Ilse in live performance. She will be joined by internationally renowned acoustic guitar virtuoso, Ian Date.

Saturday 5 August 2023 BMEC Presents HIT Productions

The Sunshine Club

The Sunshine Club is a gloriously energetic, thought provoking and above all entertaining night of theatre. Set in 1946, the joyful and acclaimed musical tells the story of Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle, who is just returning home to Brisbane after serving in WW2, to find that, while the world may have changed, the same attitudes and prejudices still exist at home.

Wednesday 9 August 2023 Bathurst Public School Concert

100 Years of Disney

Bathurst Public School Concert - '100 Years of Disney' performed by all K-6 children and staff

Saturday 12 August 2023

The Australian Ballet On Tour

The Sleeping Beauty Act III and Other Works

The Australian Ballet is going On Tour with a spectacular 'greatest-hits' gala program featuring classical favourites, signature works and contemporary innovation.

Tuesday 15 August 2023 A Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival Special Event

Tracy Sorensen Book Launch

From the author of The Lucky Galah comes an inventive and playful exploration of very human stories from non-human perspectives. Join us for the launch of Tracy's new book, The Vitals. A special fundraising event for Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival.

Wednesday 16 August 2023 BMEC Presents

Australian Haydn Ensemble 2023

AHE continues its ambitious and fascinating exploration of historical “parlour” arrangements of Beethoven’s works performed on period instruments.

Monday 11 September 2023 Blayney Public School presents

School Concert 2023

Each class of Blayney Public School will present a musical routine based around our theme of musicals. 

Thursday 14 September 2023 Dellacoma Rio Presents

The Australian Inxs Show

Fronted by the incredible Dellacoma Rio, whose uncanny portrayal of Michael Hutchence has captivated audiences worldwide, this authentic 6 piece band will take you on a journey through all the classic INXS hits that have made them a household name for decades.

Sunday 17 September 2023

Met Opera: Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute)

One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years—a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.”

Thursday 21 September 2023

Theo Barker Lecture

Presented by Bathurst Regional Council

The Tenth Theo Barker Memorial Lecture - presented by Christine Yeats, Archivist, Historical Researcher and former President of the Royal Australian Historical Society

Saturday 23 September 2023

Marcia Hines

Australia’s beloved musical treasure, with a career spanning five amazing decades, has announced that she will spend the second half of 2023 touring the regional cities and towns of Australia.

Monday 25 September 2023 Guy Noble Presents

Teddy Tahu Rhodes & Guy Noble

Internationally acclaimed baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes and pianist and raconteur Guy Noble come to the BMEC for a one-afternoon only concert of your favourite operatic and musical theatre songs.

Thursday 28 September 2023 BMEC presents

Children Are Stinky

Circus Trick Tease

Packed with lots of fun, lighting fast Hula Hooping, dare devil balances, astounding strength, incredible acrobatics and loads of comedy, Children are Stinky will leave both adults and kids with their jaws on the floor wanting to see more.

Friday 29 September 2023

Soweto Gospel Choir – Hope

Hope is an all-new concert by 3-time Grammy®-winning Soweto Gospel Choir - celebrating songs and anthems from the Freedom movement of Nelson Mandela’s South Africa, back to the Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King’s 1950's America.

Saturday 30 September 2023 Australian Youth Orchestra presents

AYO Young Symphonists in Concert

Join the AYO Young Symphonists for a vibrant program of orchestral music led by Simon Hewett. The orchestra will breathe life into Australian composer Sam Dickenson’s Across the Years, Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and Rachmaninov’s passionate and captivating Symphony No.2.

Thursday 5 October 2023

Spellbound – A Night of Magic & Grand Illusion

Presented by Base Entertainment

Get ready for a spectacular night of magic and grand illusion with one of Australia’s leading illusionists, Anthony Street. The star and producer of the stage phenomenon Celtic Illusion will be touring his grand illusion show these October school holidays. 

Wednesday 11 October 2023 BMEC Presents

Personal

By Jodee Mundy

It wasn’t until Jodee Mundy was five years old and lost at Kmart that she realised the rest of her family was Deaf. Told using a captivating blend of performance, storytelling, multimedia and animation, Personal is a smart, touching and often humorous exploration of growing up ‘coda’ - a child of Deaf parents.

Saturday 14 October 2023

A Little Life

Starring James Norton

A Little Life follows four college friends in New York City. As ambition, addiction, and pride threaten to pull the group apart, they always find themselves bound by their love for Jude and the mysteries of his past. But when those secrets come to light, they finally learn to know Jude St Francis is to understand the limitless potential of love in the face of life.

Sunday 15 October 2023 BME Presents

The Phantom of the Opera & All the Classics

Starring Mark Vincent With Very Special Guest Opera Australia’s Julie Lea Goodwin

Australia’s most successful tenor and internationally acclaimed sensation Mark Vincent will be touring his brand-new show, an international tribute to Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber.

Saturday 21 - Tuesday 24 October 2023 Carillon Junior Theatrical Society presents

Disney’s Aladdin Kids & Singin’ in the Rain Jr

The students of CJTS treat you this year to a double bill of fabulous shows! With over 100 students on stage in 2023, the Juniors will bring you the magic of Disney's Aladdin Kids, while the Seniors will have you singing along and tapping your toes to the iconic Singin' in the Rain Jr!

Friday 27 October 2023 Focal Point Australia presents

The Roy Orbison Story

Experience the wonder of Roy Orbison in this brilliant portrayal of the man, his music, his voice and his life. Mark Shelley is simply brilliant in his characterisation of Roy. Not only does he have the vocal range and tone to honour his songs, he also has the sensitivity and artistic ability to ‘be’ Roy.

Saturday 28 October 2023

Jason Owen Hits from Home

Bursting onto the Australian Music Scene in 2012 as a runner-up of the X-Factor, Jason Owen, is one of Australia's most popular young country music artists.

Sunday 29 October 2023 BME Presents

CANCELLED – Peter Powers International Comedy Hypnotist

Direct from the UK

Peter Powers the world’s funniest hypnotist is Back in Australia! Whilst his volunteers live out their wildest fantasies or experience their worst fears, the audience is thoroughly entertained as they indulge themselves in this bittersweet adventure! If you’re out to have a great time, you won’t leave a Peter Powers’ show disappointed! 

Monday 30 October 2023 Royal Czech Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty

Following their 2022 acclaimed performances of Swan Lake, the Royal Czech Ballet return to Australia with their presentation of the classic masterpiece, Sleeping Beauty. Featuring international soloists Natalia Kusch and Nikolay Nazarkevich.

Thursday 9 - Friday 10 November 2023 BMEC Presents

Possum Magic

A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production

The magical stage adaptation of the beloved Australian story is back to celebrate its 40th birthday!

Saturday 11 November 2023 BMEC Local Stages presents

Regional Songwriting Contest 2023

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.

Saturday 18 November 2023 BME Presents

FOREVER DIAMOND

Starring Peter Byrne

Come and hear all the great hits such as – Sweet Caroline, Song Sung Blue, I am I Said, Cherry Cherry, Beautiful Noise, Cracklin Rosie, Crunchy Cranola Suite, Holly Holy, Solitary Man and many, many more performed by the superb talents of internationally renowned Peter Byrne and his award-winning international production.

Saturday 25 November 2023 Pure Imagination Performing Arts presents

Reign
Music Royalty – Junior Show

Pure Imagination Performing Arts presents REIGN - Music Royalty. Known for our entertaining end-of-year concerts, this year is no different in showcasing PIPA’s Junior students.

Saturday 25 November 2023 Pure Imagination Performing Arts presents

Reign
Music Royalty – Senior Show

Pure Imagination Performing Arts presents REIGN - Music Royalty. Known for our entertaining end-of-year concerts, this year is no different in showcasing PIPA’s Senior students.

Monday 27 November 2023 BMEC presents

2024
Launch Event

Join us as we launch our programs for 2024 - a year that promises to entertain Bathurst and everyone who lives and visits here. 

Wednesday 29 November 2023 BMEC and Lingua Franca present

Triceratop

Created by Adam Deusien

Meet our hero. He’s the last Dinosaur EVER to live. The planet is doomed - and he’s never fallen in love! Using cabaret, storytelling, performance lecture, sci-fi and camp, this rambunctious romp tells the story of the last days of the doomed Cretaceous Civilization in a wild re-imagining of pre-history.

Saturday 2 December 2023 Em Dance presents

Sing – the Musical

Juniors

Get ready for a spectacular morning of amazing performances by EmDance Studio, Blayney. This jam-packed show is filled with fun and lots of talent. Our Junior students proudly presenting - SING THE MUSICAL!

Saturday 2 December 2023 Em Dance presents

The Magical World of Barbie

Seniors

Get ready for a spectacular morning of amazing performances by EmDance Studio, Blayney. This jam-packed show is filled with fun and lots of talent. Our Senior Students proudly presenting - THE MAGICAL WORLD OF BARBIE. Bring the whole family and come and enjoy our showcase we have in store for you - You wont be disappointed!

Tuesday 5 December 2023 The Anti-Experts present

The War on 2023

Annual Comedy Gala

A satirical wrap of the year’s headlines from some of Australia’s top satirists. Join Mark Humphries (ABC’s 7:30), Charles Firth (The Chaser), James Schloeffel (The Shovel), and musical comedy genius Gabbi Bolt (“Best Newcomer” - Sydney Comedy Festival) as they dissect the best and worst bits of 2023, live on stage.

Saturday 9 December 2023 Bathurst Academy of Dance presents

Oh! The Places
You’ll Go

Come along to see our 2-5 year old students present Oh!, The Places You'll Go!. These students have been practicing hard all year. So grab a ticket and come along to watch and support them doing what they love!

Saturday 9 December 2023 Bathurst Academy of Dance presents

25 of the Best!

Come along to see our 6 years + students present 25 of the Best. These students have been practicing hard all year. So grab a ticket and come along to watch and support them doing what they love.

Sunday 10 December 2023 Promenade Dance School presents

Ready Set Rainbow

End of Year Concert 2023

Join Promenade Dance School’s pre-schoolers on a vibrant and magical journey as they paint the stage with the colours of the rainbow. Immerse yourself in a world of colour as we explore the wonders of pink gogo flamingos, green princess pineapples, blue disco dreams, yellow banana smoothies and so much more in this visual spectacular.

Sunday 10 December 2023 Promenade Dance School

Just Keep Swimming

End of Year Concert 2023

Let the students of Promenade Dance School take you on an underwater adventure with Melwin as he searches for his son Remo, who has been captured by divers. With the help of a forgetful fish named Dorli, they brave the ocean’s dangers to be reunited with Remo, discovering power of love and friendship along the way.

Thursday 14 December 2023 A Cracker Kransky Christmas

The Kransky Sisters

A Crock Pot of Cracker Hits

Time to pack your mince pies and Christmas spirits…The Kransky Sisters are bringing the party to town! Travelling down in the trusty Morris from their hometown of Esk, the musical sisters are eager to share their unravelling stories along with home spun renditions of popular songs deftly banged out on a wondrously odd-ball menagerie of instruments.

Sunday 17 December 2023 MET Opera

X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking and influential opera based on the life of the civil rights leader Malcolm X. A potent new staging that imagines Malcolm as an Everyman whose story transcends time and space. An exceptional cast of breakout artists and young Met stars enliven the operatic retelling of the civil rights leader’s life. Captured live in New York and screen at BMEC as part of our Live Performance on Screen program.

Saturday 20 January 2024 Bathurst Sea of Sound

Where Song Began

Sounds of the World

Performed more than 100 times in sold out halls across Australia and internationally, Where Song Began is a celebration of songbirds. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new commissions, enhanced by a film of evocative visual projections and an immersive soundscape.

Saturday 20 January 2024 Bathurst Sea of Sound

Eishan Ensemble

Sounds of the World

Eishan Ensemble are an Australian world/jazz band. Led by acclaimed Persian-Australian tar player and composer, Hamed Sadeghi, the ARIA nominated 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 Middle Eastern Jazz fusion, Eishan defies neat labels.

Saturday 20 January 2024 Bathurst Sea of Sound

Larissa Burak

Sounds of the World

Larissa Burak’s exceptional soprano voice, combined with the gentle sounds of the traditional Ukrainian national instrument the bandura (similar to a lute), has thrilled audiences as geographically distant as her native Ukraine, Western Europe and around Australia. Through song and music, Larissa will bring the sprit of a nation to the people of Bathurst for the first time through the tradition folk music of Ukraine.

Sunday 21 January 2024 BATHURST SEA OF SOUND

Residual

SOUNDS OF THE WORLD

Our Sounds of the World concert series kicks off on Sunday with a fascinating collaboration between two music traditions with two musicians, Peter Knight on trumpet, electronics and voice, and Dung Nguyen on dan tranh, dan bau, and moon lute.    For Residual the pair develop unique approaches to combining Vietnamese and Western music elements in a contemporary setting employing innovative extended techniques applied to traditional Vietnamese instruments and trumpet along with spontaneous electro-acoustic composition. 

Sunday 21 January 2024 Bathurst Sea of Sound

Gardens of Stone

Sounds of the World

Composer and pianist Amanda Handel is joined by Michael Jackson on didjeridus and didjeribone for a contemporary classical program conjuring landscapes and other natural features of the Blue Mountains. Rich musical sonorities evoke the diversity of colour and texture found in the Gardens of Stone National Park. The multi-sectional structure and forward momentum of the music take the listener on a journey through this unique landscape of pagoda shaped rock forms. The music conjures the majestic views and the intricate details on the rock surfaces.

Sunday 21 January 2024 Bathurst Sea of Sound

Daniel Champagne

Sounds of the World

Daniel Champagne is now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for dropping jaws, making crowds buzz and breaking guitars wherever he goes around the world.

Saturday 27 January 2024 BMEC presents

Tim Handsome: Nearly Naked

Tim Handsome (aka Tim Hansen) is a charming shit-stirrer with a heart of gold and a butt you could bounce coins off. He’ll tell some jokes, sing some tunes, and show some skin, because who doesn’t like checking out a handsome man in a cape and hot pants? Nearly Naked is all-original comedy songs written and performed by Tim.

Sunday 28 January 2024 Art on Screen

BORROMINI AND BERNINI

The Challenge for Perfection

A visual journey through the great beauty of Rome and the amazing Baroque era.

Tuesday 6 February 2024 Premier Artists presents

Cosentino – Decennium the Greatest Hits Tour

Australia’s world-renowned entertainer and International Magician of the Year, Cosentino, is returning to perform his brand new, 90 minute live show ‘Decennium'. This greatest hits production will be one of the must see shows of 2024!

Thursday 8 February 2024 Amber Joy Poulton presents

Coal Miners Daughter

Multi-awarded, look-alike songstress, Amber Joy Poulton, brings Coal Miner's Daughter - the mega-hits and stories of inspirational pioneer and superstar Loretta Lynn.

Sunday 11 February 2024 Live Performance On Screen

NT Live: Dear England

a new play by James Graham

Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Sherwood) gripping examination of nation and game. Filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, Rupert Goold (Judy) directs this spectacular new play.

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Love Notes

A Special Event for Valentine's Day

Sadly, we have been forced to cancel this event due to poor ticket sales. Ticket holders will be contacted by Box Office to arrange a refund.

Friday 16 February 2024 Outlawed Touring Presents

Leaving Jackson

The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

After performing sold out shows throughout Australia and New Zealand, Leaving Jackson returns with a bigger show than ever. All the hits and stories that captured the life of a legend - from the famous Walk the Line and Folsom Prison Blues to the legendary songs of the Highway Men, Leaving Jackson will perform them all.

Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 February 2024 Supercars presents

Fast Cars

by Kate Smith

The sold-out smash-hit of 2023 returns in 2024 as part of Superfest. Think Schitts Creek, Upper Middle Bogan and The Castle all rolled into one! A riotous romp about winners and losers; lovers and fighters and what happens when the will to win spins us out of control and away from the ones we love!

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