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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t miss an unparalleled magic and illusion production! Prepare to be enchanted by Abrakadabra, a family-friendly, interactive show. Join us for this mesmerizing showcase featuring three extraordinary magicians.
The Strangeways Ensemble is Merrigong’s permanent company of professional actors with a disability, and Wollongong’s only professional theatre ensemble.
Over two weekends in January and April 2024 ensemble members are coming to Bathurst with guest artists to run fun, original workshops in performance for young people aged 12-24 with a disability!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Suitable for music students in Stages 5 & 6. Experience the hidden treasures at the heart of the music of Haydn, Mozart and Mendelssohn’s string quartets, in this inspiring and educational performance by principal artists of the renowned Australian Haydn Ensemble, leading exponents of historically informed performance.
Make Valentines Day extra special with a unique theatre experience at BMEC. We will present a one-night only show of music, poetry and love letters performed by some of our local professional actors and musicians.
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.
As seen on Britain’s Got Talent 2023, Comedian/ registered nurse Georgie Carroll has seen it all (literally). You'll laugh, you'll gasp, you'll cry, it might even hurt, but this award-winning stand-up will make you better.
Throughout her adventurous journalism career, one story has intrigued Jane Hutcheon more than any other: the story of her mother Beatrice’s turbulent childhood in pre-Communist Shanghai. It’s the tale of an ordinary Eurasian family in extraordinary times, set against a backdrop of fading colonial opulence and looming war.
Off the back of his ARIA nominated fifth studio album, Dan Sultan is hitting the road to play some of his favourite regional towns on the East Coast of Australia accompanied by band member and incredible musician in his own right, Zeppelin Hamilton (Velvet Trip). With a string of theatre shows to celebrate the release of his new album, Dan Sultan is excited to be able to showcase the new songs in a different format and take things back to the way they were written.
The fiery depiction of a woman who craves love but stirs obsession and jealousy along the way is one of the most popular operas of all the time. Carmen attracts opera lovers and newcomers alike for familiar, sweeping melodies that are as irresistible as the title character herself, who has also become a defining female cultural figure.
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. Performed by local actors, this special event for International Women's Day will raise funds for Bathurst Women and Children’s Refuge.
Jeff Koons is considered to be one of the most influential, popular and controversial artists in recent decades. Now an intimate portrait of this polarizing character comes to cinemas thanks to Jeff Koons. An Intimate Portrait by Pappi Corsicato, which chronicles the hidden dynamics behind the person, the artist and the Koons brand.
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.
Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.
Experience the wit and wisdom of the socially awkward. Tongue tied at meeting strangers? Was your last party over before the late news starts? A dance show for anyone that has ever felt like the odd one out, Awkward celebrates finding connection through the cringeworthy and will have you gearing-up for that next get-together!
Running in the Shadows is the most authentic tribute to Fleetwood Mac, audience members who have seen the show in the past have found it hard to believe they were not experiencing the real deal on stage.
Run To Paradise is a “spilling of the beans” of sorts. Its part story, part song that chronicles some of the wildest, most risqué, outrageous, and downright hilarious stories of Australian Rock. All, as these Oz pub-rock icons recall it.
When one of Australia’s most talented comedians delves deep into his own life’s joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness.
Music of the Night will capture the imagination of its audience with stunning musical performances from The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables, Chess, The Sound of Music, Rogers and Hammerstein, West Side Story, Jersey Boys, Carousel and The Boy From Oz!
Meet Tammy Tooth who's on the brink of a most epic existential midlife crisis. An unexpected quirk of fate sends her back in time to come face to face with her 15-year-old self in her teenage bedroom, giving her the chance to ask the big questions, remember what makes her tick and help her reclaim her passion for life.
Don’t miss this 9 piece powerhouse band performing the biggest hits of the man who is still recognized as the most iconic cover singer of all time. Once we heard a song recreated by the rock soul voice of Joe Cocker, it was his way we forever wanted to hear it.
Fronted by Australia’s very own Chev Wilson whose whiskey infused timbre and uncanny natural likeness to a young Joe breathe new life into famous hits “Leave Your Hat On, You Are So beautiful, Up Where We Belong, Hitchcock Railway, Delta Lady, Unchain my heart, The Letter, With a Little Help from My Friends and many more!
Spiegelesque is an hilarious adventure into the hitherto majestic and intoxicating world of vaudeville, burlesque and cabaret, where song, dance and slapstick collide to create entertainment that will mesmerize and titillate. It’s daring, quirky funny and sexy as hell… Leave your real life at the door and come join us at Spiegelesque - s a serendipitous romp through the captivating, eccentric and intoxicating.
By Mary Anne Butler with original live music by Smith & Jones
A woman. A dog. A campervan. And 4,500km of wide-open road. After a celebrated season at BMEC in 2021, Lingua Franca's critically acclaimed production is hitting the road on a NSW wide tour. Back for one night only, join us as we send off Kate Smith and Smith & Jones to share this Bathurst-made production with audiences around the state.
Suitable for Stages 5 & 6, this is a masterclass in taking a topic that might send the most engaged student to sleep, and turns it into an hilarious, much talked of lesson in group devised work, comedy, slapstick, clowning and joyous theatre making!
Using a cast of faux-French performers, The Trojan War is a joyful, raucous celebration of our ridiculous lives: using this classic tale of gods and heroes to playfully explore questions around the current chaos of our times.
An incredible opportunity to spend a full day accessing 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. The focus is for students to have the opportunity to be immersed in the writing process.
By Shannon Molloy, Adapted by Shake & Stir with Shannon Molloy
Based on the best-selling memoir by award-winning journalist Shannon Molloy, Fourteen is the inspirational true story of growing up in central Queensland (it could be Bathurst), transformed into a powerful must-see theatre production by nationally acclaimed Shake & Stir Theatre Co.
Shannon Molloy is a year 9 student at an all-boys, rugby-mad Catholic school in regional Queensland (it could be Bathurst), with a secret that no one can ever find out. This performance is for secondary schools - Stages 5 and 6.
Humans have been sharing stories with one another for forever. The kind of stories we have told have taken many forms full of imagination and creativity. As storytelling is a performance, Sharp Short Story aims to encourage not only the writing of new stories but also the theatrical presentation of those stories. Suitable for Stages 3 – 6.
A short play competition for under 18s, suitable for Stages 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Plays must be 10 minutes or under and can come from any theatrical genre, giving the students a chance to play to their strengths, speak their minds, and let their imaginations run wild!
Following their sold-out national tour in 2023, Australia's new 'Kings of Variety Television' are back in 2024 with a brand-new show! The Robertson Brothers are thrilled to be returning with their new heart-warming and uplifting 1960’s Variety TV Show!
Following sold-out shows and rave reviews around the world, Australia’s hottest tap dance sensation, The Tap Pack, is coming to Bathurst. A show of pure entertainment inspired by the legendary kings of swing, the Rat Pack, The Tap Pack mix slick humour, high-energy entertainment, and world-class tap dance!
The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia. Boasting a line-up of festival favourites and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment is bringing the best of the fest direct to you!
Puccini’s devastating opera of unrequited love between a young Japanese girl and an American naval officer is one of the world’s most popular (and tragic) operas. Captured live in New York from The MET Opera and screened at BMEC, this will be a stunning production not to be missed.
Presented by Tenacious C Presents and Hey Dowling in Association with The Harbour Agency
A spectacularly joyous music and comedy event featuring multiple award-winner Catherine Alcorn channeling the legendary Bette Midler. Backed by an all-star live band and dancers, don’t miss your chance to catch the magnificent The Divine Miss Bette in this thrilling concert experience.
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner, brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. The powerful raspy vocals, high-intensity dancing and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, plus band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers, making this the definitive tribute and a fabulous night out!
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.
After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia! Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
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.
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?
Showcasing exquisite puppetry, an enigmatic host, audience interaction and a world of rare and exotic animals, ARC is a profound experience that embraces the natural world and the creatures that cohabit this place we call Earth. Suitable for Stages 2, 3 and 4.
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.
Come on girls! Do you believe in love? ‘Cause we got something to say about it, and it goes something like this… Relive your youth, with this 2-hour concert featuring all the hits from her glory days. Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it – Strike a pose and grab your ticket!