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The Joan is the heart of the creative west. Where arts and culture meets community, where we make art, love art and share art. Fine music, contemporary music; all kinds of drama, dance, installation, mixed media, ideas, circus and song.

It’s all part of our story at The Joan.


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Penrith Arts Lover - The Key that Unlocks Your Creative City

We know Western Sydney is full of creative people and businesses, so we’re bringing like-minded types together under a membership program with plenty of benefits that you can enjoy, with Penrith Performing & Visual Arts at its hub!

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We know things look a little different now. We’ve updated our website and have also launched new sites for Penrith Conservatorium, Q Theatre and Penrith Regional Gallery too. If something doesn’t look quite right, or you’re having problems finding the information you need, please email us.


Have Your Say For Your Chance to Win!  The Joan, in partnership with @penrithcitycouncil, is inviting residents from the Penrith LGA and surrounding areas, to have their say in The Joan’s 2020 Community Survey.  Help us evolve The Joan into the future and share your thoughts on performances, accessibility, amenities and more. By completing the survey, you’ll be helping us to ensure there’s something for everyone at The Joan and that our performing arts hub is one of the best in Western Sydney.
Participate for your chance to win one of 5 x $100 Westfield gift vouchers (T&Cs apply). Survey closes at 5pm on Monday 23 November. Find out more and take part now at www.yoursaypenrith.com.au/joansurvey  #homewiththejoan #thejoan #penrith #penrithcitycouncil #survey #HaveYourSay #WesternSydney #performingarts #theatre #music #visualarts #performingartscentre #win #visitpenrith @visitpenrith #penrithcity
PRE-SALE ON NOW   You may not be able to go to Ireland, which is why we are bringing Ireland to you..."@atasteofirelandshow - The Irish Music & Dance Sensation" comes to @the_joan for one night only, 9 April 2021!  Starring dancers from the West End’s @lotdofficial, @riverdance and Gaelforce Dance alongside a treasure trove of Irish Dancing World Champions, "A Taste of Ireland" delivers the very best talent in the nation.  With revamped classics like "Danny Boy" and "Tell Me Ma", the show’s live, energetic blend of well-known tunes, jaw-dropping acapella tap battles, world-class dancing, melodic folk music mash-ups and craic galore transports you through the story of Ireland’s tumultuous history.  BOOK YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS BY WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 11:59PM (AEST) AND SAVE UP TO 21%. Booking link in the bio!  #thejoan #ireland #irishmusic #irishdance  #presale #irishfolk #irishtap #dance #culture #music #irish #irishhistory @paceentertainmentgroup #worldclassdance #worldclassdancers #celtic #celtics
Calling Panthers Fans!  Are you a @penrithpanthers fan? How do you show your true colours?  All sporting codes and teams have fans, but none are quite as passionate, vocal and supportive as Panthers fans.  In a cultural project celebrating fandom, @penrithregionalgallery has engaged celebrated photographer – and Panthers fan – @lyndalirons – to capture images and stories from in and around Penrith, of people wearing their Panther-filled hearts on their sleeves, their cars, their faces, their homes, bedrooms, businesses; their streets, perhaps even their pets.  We’re calling out for your stories – what are you doing to celebrate and show your support? We’d love to photograph your work-in-progress, the behind the scenes activity and preparation; your treasures and what they mean to you. Photography will be done before, during and after matches.  The portraits will be displayed on the windows of the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, in celebration of this pivotal moment – whatever the final result.  To get involved: email Lyndal Irons at lyndal@luminacollective.com.au  Image: The Penrith Flagies wait for gates to open on the final home game. Courtesy and copyright Lyndal Irons  #panthersondisplay
💃 Join us at The Joan on Friday 9 October 7.30pm for another evening of live performance! If you’re a fan of a showtune and a backstage story – you’ll love Curtains.  Seasoned entertainer Meredith O’Reilly has seen a thing or two in her 35 years in show business, and she'll be dishing the dirt, sharing the gossip and stories behind the scenes. She'll also perform unsung songs from unseen shows along with the many hits from the success stories she has been part of.  Her career spans roles in Les Miserables, Hello Dolly!, Rocky Horror, The Producers and My Fair Lady.  Book now via the link in our bio!