The Joan is rebooting 2020!

We are breathing life back into its spaces with a season of live performance and entertainment over six Friday nights from August through to October.

While the venue has a focus on safety, this season has a focus on fun. It’s filled with joyous sounds, celebratory rhythms, raucous laughs, and lively experiences.

This is a chance for us to emerge from a winter of isolation, get out of the house again, and fill our hearts with the joy of a shared live experience. With safety in small numbers, a full COVID Safe plan in action, and a commitment to keeping our community protected, held close (but not too close) and enriched, The Joan is ready to welcome you back. In fact, we can’t wait.


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.


Live & Unlocked!

We are breathing life back into its spaces with a season of live performance and entertainment over six Friday nights from August through to October.
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The Waldo Fabian Sextet
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Want to grab a bite before the show?

Enjoy a variety of food and drink options at both The Joan and 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!

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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.

Join us at The Joan on Friday 25 September 7.30pm for a night of jazz fusion with Chilean born Waldo Fabian and his sizzling sextet. No stranger to the Latin American charts, Waldo is one of the first contemporary Latin writer/producer to sign with the giant Warner Chappell music publishers.  Get your tickets now via the link in our bio! Don't miss out on this live performance as part of our Live & Unlocked Season!  #thejoan #sydney #australia #penrith #liveandunlocked #reboot2020 #2020 #arts #theatre #music #live
Don't miss the performance by Fiona Joy Hawkins and Rebecca Daniel livestreaming right now on Facebook!  Head over to this page now https://bit.ly/2EB3nvh
🎵 Tomorrow 28 August 11am AEST, don’t miss this special concert by Fiona Joy Hawkins and Rebecca Daniel livestreamed via Facebook from our Q Theatre stage at The Joan! We're bringing together an empty stage, a lonely piano 🎹 and two idle musicians so that we can share live music globally.  To experience the livestream tomorrow, visit https://bit.ly/2EB3nvh
🎻 Ensemble Apex is a vibrant, creative, adaptive collection of charismatic young musicians in Sydney, united by a passion for giving magnetic performances of the often-underground repertoire we love and believe in.  Catch four of Ensemble Apex's core musicians join forces with Daniel Rojas this Friday 28 August 7.30pm to bring you an electrifying live concert at The Joan!  🎫 BOOK NOW https://bit.ly/3aQcJiG
🎶 Immerse yourself in the lush sounds of Latin America this Friday 28 August 7.30pm at The Joan! Be sure not to miss SALTANGO featuring Daniel Rojas and Ensemble Apex Strings. This Latin-Classical Fusion ensemble will transport you to the Peruvian Andes and the Caribbean on a warm wave of Salsa, Tango and Folksong.  🎟️ BOOK NOW https://bit.ly/3aQcJiG  Plus if you're a music lover like us, book 3 of our music events from our Live & Unlocked season and save!
“Intelligent satire alongside cheap, below-the-belt parodies…” - Daily Review  Join us tomorrow 21 August 7.30pm at The Joan as we open our theatre again with No Cabaret for Old Men featuring Jonathan Biggins & Phil Scott!  🎟️ BOOK NOW https://bit.ly/33YPOAo  Please note: As part of our health & safety guidelines, online sales will close tonight 7.30pm (24 hours prior to the event) to allow for allocation of seats. If you wish to purchase a ticket after the cut-off time, please call the Box Office directly on 02 4723 7600.