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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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Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow Festival
Emily Who: A Day for Adventure
Penrith Youth Orchestra & Richard Bonynge Ensemble in Concert
Penrith Youth Orchestra & Omega Ensemble
Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee LIVE!
Exploring the history of tribute bands and cover songs
Pops for Tots <br> Peter and the Wolf
The Riff: Youth Theatre Festival 2024  – Down the Rabbit Hole
The Robbie Mann Quartet
By Special Request


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😂 📣 Only 10 days to go until Melbourne International Comedy Festival hits The Joan!  Tickets selling fast - don't miss out!  Book now 👉 https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/micrf-24/
From the award-winning creators of Erth's Dinosaur Zoo comes the magical new production, "ARC".  Featuring exquisite puppetry, an enigmatic host and audience interaction, "ARC" gives you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a menagerie of rare and vulnerable species, whilst exploring the importance of conserving our natural world. 🐻‍❄️🐘🐯🦋🍃  👪 Suitable for ages 5+ and their families
📆 Monday 16 September at 6pm
📌 The Joan  🎟️ Book now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/arc/  #ARCByErth #ErthAustralia @erthaustralia
Book tickets to see DEAR DIARY on Saturday 8 June at 2pm at The Joan and enjoy a free glass of sparkling on arrival. This offer is valid for the first 50 customers
who show their tickets to Dear Diary at Table at The Joan.  Tickets 👉 https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/dear-diary/
Support Penrith Performing & Visual Arts this EOFY ❤️🧡💛💜  This EOFY, we kindly ask you to donate to Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (The Joan, @qtheatre_, @penrithconservatorium and @penrithregionalgallery) to help keep the heart of arts and culture beating in Western Sydney.  All donations $2 or more are tax deductible and each donation will help us to provide community programs, support our local artists, students and teachers, conserve our outdoor public sculptures and keep our programs accessible to all.  👉 DONATE TODAY at https://www.thejoan.com.au/support-us/  #EOFY2024 #SupportTheArts
💡 Did You Know?
🎼 Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9" was adopted as the European National Anthem in 1972. In 1985, it became the official anthem of the European Union.  Join us next Wednesday at 11am for Andy Bromberger's fascinating talk on "Beethoven's Ninth Symphony". During the session she will delve into the political, social and historical impact of this ground-breaking piece.  🎟️ Book now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/beethovens-ninth-symphony/  #MusicTalk2024 @coffeecakeandculture_
💡 Did You Know?
🎼 "Symphony No. 9" is considered the most epic of Beethoven's symphonies, both in length and performers utilised. The piece is scored for soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists, mixed chorus, piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, and strings.  Join Andy Bromberger for her special music talk, "Beethoven's Ninth Symphony" at The Joan on Wednesday 12 June at 11am as she uncovers the secrets and enduring impact of this ground-breaking masterpiece.  🎟️ Book now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/beethovens-ninth-symphony/  #MusicTalk2024 @coffeecakeandculture_
🎉 #Accessible Family Concerts at The Joan  We are thrilled to announce that our all of our upcoming @_emily_who concerts for ages 0 - 5 and their families will presented as relaxed performances and will also be Auslan Interpreted.  Suitable for ages 0 – 5 and their families and starring award-winning Australian children’s singer Emily Who, this interactive concert is jam-packed full of songs, adventure and fun that will have you moving and grooving! 🎶  📆 Friday 21 & Saturday 22 June
🎉 Save with a family pass!
📌 The Joan, 597 High Street, Penrith  🎟️ Click here to find out more about the accessible options and to book your tickets now: https://www.thejoan.com.au/accessible-performances-of-emily-who-coming-to-the-joan/  Photo by @emma__mees 
Image Description: A girl with brown hir stands with her arms and hands out. She is smiling and wearing a mauve t-shirt and blue overalls with a pink question mark in the top left and right-hand corner of them.  #TheJoan #ChildrensMusic #InclusiveArts
Catch Takashi Wakasugi (Japan) at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadhsow on 18 June at The Joan!  Stuck in a chasm between Japanese and Western culture, Takashi brings a fresh and unique perspective on Aussie life. His insights into everyday life in Japan are sure to have you both fascinated & roaring with laughter.  👉 Details and tickets https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/micrf-24/
📺 Watch Now: Our work experience student Georgia sat down with Timothy Ford, one of the performers and musical arrangers for "Worlds Collide" to discuss the concert.  🎟️ Playing at The Joan tomorrow night at 6pm, secure your last minute tickets now at the link in our bio.  @penrithconservatorium
🎉 An Ode to Joy: Join us to celebrate 200 years of Beethoven's infamous masterpiece, "Symphony No. 9" at The Joan with our next music talk with Andy Bromberger.  Regarded as the pinnacle of Beethoven’s achievements and a culmination of his genius, during this session, Andy will discuss the historical, social and political impact of this ground-breaking work.  BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY
📆 Wednesday 12 June at 11am
📌 The Joan  🎟️ Book now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/beethovens-ninth-symphony/  #MusicTalks2024 @coffeecakeandculture_
Join our friends from @conopenacademy for the "Sydney Con Jazz Festival" this Sunday, 2 June from 12pm - 9pm. 🎶  Boasting world-class performance spaces nestled in the stunning @botanicsydney, @sydneycon throws open its doors to an all-day jazz festival featuring almost 140 artists in 26 concerts showcasing the best of Australian Jazz. Trail-blazing artists and jazz legends such as Remy Le Boeuf (US), Mike Nock, Katie Noonan, Brekkie Boy, ANJO Youth Big Band, Ten Part Invention, Laneous, Quiet Country and will perform alongside upo-and-coming artists.  🎟️ For the full program and tickets visit www.sydneyconjazzfestival.com  #FromOurFriends