2022 Season

The Art of Connection Explore Our Program Now!


We’re glad you’re here.

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.

Click on our What’s On page for upcoming events, stay tuned on our Facebook and Instagram channels, and subscribe to our database to receive up-to-date news about The Joan in your inbox!

The Joan  is now open, under the current Public Health Order. Please see our COVID  Safety page for further updates on the current public health order, and ticketing information. Please stay safe everyone!


Window Stories

An ongoing project by PP&VA where artists working in photography, are commissioned to bring the inside out and to share community stories. Click here to explore


Arts Education

School Term and Holidays Events for Preschool and Years K - 12 Click Here to Find Out More

Morning Melodies

Morning Melodies 2022

Get this Party Started
The Song Catchers
Peter Cousens & Friends
NSW Police Band – European Journey
Songs of the Seventies
Talk of the Town
Leading Men & A Leading Lady
Royal Australian Navy Band
I’ve Got the World on a String
Oh Boy – Buddy’s Back with Friends
We Need a Little Christmas
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Royal Australian Navy Band

  • Richard Bonynge Concert Hall
  • 28 Sep 2022
  • $22 - $25
  • Buy Tickets

Want to grab a bite before the show?

Enjoy a variety of food and drink options along High Street!

Find out where!

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! PAL members also enjoy 10% discount off tickets for shows presented by The Joan in 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

Be a PAL!

Arts Anywhere Anytime

From a digital creative Penrith Click here for creativity

Looking for something?

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.

🔥 “If you’ve ever wondered what lingers after the news crews have left a burned out town, Slow Burn offers an account without too much sentimentality or sugar-coating but with a warmth and honesty that is hopeful and resilient.” - Night Writes Sydney  Don't miss the final shows of Slow Burn at The Joan today and tomorrow 21 & 22 February.  🎟 BOOK NOW via our website (link in bio).  Photo by Heidrun Lohr  #2022 #thejoan #arts #art #culture #theartofconnection #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia #sydneyfestival #qtheatre #theatre #drama #slowburn #deborahpollard
“With an economy of words and slides, and in a voice that never overdramatises the horror (as if that were possible), Pollard draws us into the scale of the calamity.” - @sydneymorningherald  🎟 Book your tickets to Slow Burn now via our website (link in bio).  Final shows playing at The Joan this weekend 21 & 22 January, don't miss out!  Photo by Heidrun Lohr  #2022 #thejoan #arts #art #culture #theartofconnection #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia #sydneyfestival #qtheatre #theatre #drama #slowburn #deborahpollard
⏲️ Time is running out to enrol for Term 1 of one of @qtheatre_'s renowned Studio Q Drama Classes! ⏲️  Kicking off from 4 February, our Studio Q classes are suitable for young and emerging artists, ages 5 - 18 and 18+ living with disability. Led by professional teaching artists Studio Q gives you the opportunity to learn and develop theatrical skills whilst gaining experience performing on stage.  🎫 Creative Kids Vouchers accepted for all courses. Receive a huge discount for enrolling in Semester 1 (Terms 1 & 2) up front!
⌛ Enrollments close this Friday, 21 January at 5pm
💻 Visit https://www.qtheatre.com.au/event-series/studio-q/ or call Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 to enrol now!  #qtheatre #studioq #thejoan #homewiththejoan #dramaclassesforteens #drama #dramaclassesforkids #artseducationmatters #artseducation #inclusivearts #artsaccess #creativekidsprovider #creativekidsvoucher #whatsonpenrith #whatsonwesternsydney #learndrama #theatre #theatreskills #performingarts #performingartsschool #performance #performingartsskills #penrithproud #visitpenrith @penrithcitycouncil @visitpenrith @hawkesburypenrithmums @bluemountainsmumsau @parraparents @creatensw @aartsnsw
🚨WE ARE HIRING! PART TIME VENUE COORDINATOR🚨  Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (PP&VA) is on the hunt for a Venue Coordinator. This is an ongoing part time role with a regular roster including some weekend work and evenings.  This role calls for exceptional customer service abilities, efficient capabilities to set up events and highly competent administrative skills. The role is based at The Joan in Penrith.  Applications close Friday 4 February.  For more information and to apply, visit our website (link in bio).