Creative Penrith by Night

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Please Note: The Joan is closed from 22 December 2023 – 1 January 2024
Table at The Joan is closed from 22 December 2023 – 8 January 2024

2024 at The Joan

Hello from Penrith's Creative Heart

Where stories come alive and creativity takes centre stage. Step into a kaleidoscope of creativity at The Joan in 2024. We cannot wait to welcome you through our doors.
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The Best of the Bee Gees And special guests Colin “Smiley” Petersen & Roslyn Loxton
Stories That Must Be Heard
Alex Lloyd
A Taste of Ireland
The Fleetwood Pac
Bell Shakespeare’s <br>A Midsummer Night’s Dream
In Good Company
The Wharf Revue: <br>Pride in Prejudice
The Peasant Prince
Kate Miller-Heidke
Worlds Collide
Penrith Youth Orchestra & Australian Haydn Ensemble
Emily Who: A Day for Adventure
Penrith Youth Orchestra & Richard Bonynge Ensemble in Concert
Penrith Youth Orchestra & Omega Ensemble

The Fleetwood Pac

  • Richard Bonynge Concert Hall
  • 16 Mar
  • $50 - $59
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  • Richard Bonynge Concert Hall
  • 20 Apr
  • $26 - $45
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Morning Melodies

Our monthly Wednesday morning variety concert, Morning Melodies has been running for 34 years this year and is still going strong! With a beautiful pre-concert morning tea, our Morning Melodies concerts offer more than just a morning’s entertainment, they offer connection, community and culture.
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Aussie Icons
Caught in the Act
The Main Event
Bond to Bacharach
NSW Police Band
By Special Request
Talk of the Town
The Swinging Sixties
The Song Catchers
Royal Australian Navy Band
Back to the Tivoli – Christmas Spectacular


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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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Join us for the final Comedy Club @ The Joan, hosted by the hilarious Frida Deguise, as she presents comedian Tommy Dean on Friday 15 December, 7.30pm!  Tommy Dean is a master of the comedy language. He sees life as an enormous equation in front of him and solves it in an instant with a mind-bending laugh. He has made appearances on countless TV shows such as Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Stand Up Australia, Rove Live and The Sideshow, as well as multiple appearances on Just For Laughs’ TV stand-up series filmed at the Sydney Opera House. He has also been the main chair on ABC Radio program TGIF every Friday for over a decade.  🎟 Get your tickets here 👉
🌟 We are excited to announce @katemillerheidke is coming to The Joan in May, 2024! 🌟  Kate Miller-Heidke is an award-winning singer-songwriter who traverses the worlds of folk, pop, opera and musical theatre.  And now, after long months locked away writing songs, she’s hitting the road to play in dozens of beautiful theatres around Australia.  Kate will be playing her greatest hits and most beloved pop songs, as well as performing tracks from her original musicals Muriel’s Wedding the Musical and the new Bananaland, some unexpected covers, taking requests, and telling stories from across her varied career. Excitingly, she’ll also be debuting new material from her forthcoming 6th studio album, which will dive deep into the genre of ‘gothic folk’.  This is one show you don't want to miss. Get your tickets now!  📅 Sunday 26 May, 2024 | 6.30pm
📍The Joan
🎤 Get ready for a star-studded lineup of some of the funniest comedians in the business. These comic geniuses will take the stage to tickle your funny bone and serve up a night of rib-tickling, side-splitting humour.  Featuring -  🌟 Tommy Dean
🌟 Cam Knight 
🌟 Frida Deguise as host  📅 Friday 15 December, 7.30pm
📍 The Joan
🎟  #WhatsOnPenrith #WhatsOnSydney #WhatsOnBlueMountains #VistUsPenrith #Comedy
📣 PLEASE NOTE: Our ticketing system will be undergoing maintenance on:  ❌ 27 November 8pm – 28 November 4am 
❌ 18 December 8pm – 19 December 4am  Unfortunately, during this period, our ticketing system may be inaccessible and you might not be able to book tickets. We would appreciate if you would avoid booking tickets during this time. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
✨😎🥳🌞🌝 This Summer, join us at The Joan as Penrith comes alive in the evening.  From live and local music by some of Western Sydney’s best talents, to specially curated art workshops and great entertainment.  There’s definitely something for everyone. Our Creative Penrith by Night programs start from 12 January 2024!  👉 Head over to our website to explore and book now (link in bio).  This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Culture Up Late Western Sydney program.  #thejoan #creativepenrithbynight #creativepenrith #penrith #summer #creative #arts #westernsydney #australia #theatre #music #entertainment #art #workshops #interactive #2024
📣 Don't miss the final Women Out West of 2023! We are excited to bring you another special panel discussion this November, Women Writers of the Stage and Page.  This exclusive event features a distinguished panel who will share their experiences as writers and give you an insight into their creative practices.  Featuring panellists 👭Leanne Tobin, 👭 Tegan Bennett Daylight, 👭 Maeve Marsden and 👭 Felicity Castagna and facilitator 👭 Lisa Finn Powell.  We invite you to join us and be part of the continuing advocacy for equality, diversity, safety and growth.  📅 Thursday 16 November, 6.30pm
📍Allan Mullins Studio, The Joan
🎟  Women out West is proudly supported by @Nepean News  #WomenOutWest #womenwriters #WhatsOnPenrith #WhatsOnWesternSydney #WhatsOnBlueMountains #NepeanNews
Don't miss your opportunity to see Al Del Bene, LOS ANGELES COMEDY AWARDS™ Comedian of the Year live at The Joan this Friday!!  Secure your tickets now, and get ready to laugh like never before.  👉
🎤 Get ready for a star-studded lineup of some of the funniest comedians in the business. These comic geniuses will take the stage to tickle your funny bone and serve up a night of rib-tickling, side-splitting, and knee-slapping humour.  Featuring -  🌟 Simon Kennedy - Comedian 
🌟 Al Del Bene 
🌟 Frida Deguise as host  📅 Friday 27 October, 7.30pm 
📍 The Joan
🎟  #WhatsOnPenrith #WhatsOnSydney #WhatsOnBlueMountains #VistUsPenrith #Comedy
📣 Don’t miss Best in the West WINNER Alina Grace perform at Open Fridays tomorrow night at The Joan from 5.15pm!!  Alina will perform her winning song ‘The Man in the Painting‘, ‘Say My Name‘ from her EP released this year, as well as covers from artists such as Taylor Swift, The Indigo Girls and Bebadobee.  Borland Bar opens from 5pm 🥂  🎟 FREE entry
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Grab your friends and join us for a night you won't want to miss! Comedy Club @ The Joan is back this October.  Hosted by funny-woman Frida Deguise, the evening will include two award-winning comedians hailing from separate hemispheres, Australian Simon Kennedy - Comedian and American expat Al Del Bene.  Get your tickets here: 👉
📣 Last chance! Final tickets now on sale! 📣  Join the musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for this special celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  📅 Friday 20 October, 7.30pm
📍The Joan