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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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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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Dear Diary
Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow Festival
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
Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee LIVE!
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
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

Dear Diary

Kate Miller-Heidke

  • Richard Bonynge Concert Hall
  • 26 May
  • $59.90 - $79.90
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New discounted tickets released for Kate Miller-Heidke 💎 Catching Diamonds Tour 💎 coming to The Joan this Sunday night!  Get your tickets NOW! 👉 https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/kate-miller-heidke/  #katemillerheidke #catchingdiamonds #catchingdiamondstour #livemusic
The Dear Diary crew has been travelling around different venues with an actual diary collecting audience feedback about the show and they've been receiving wonderful reviews!  Don't miss Dear Diary when it finally arrives at The Joan in Penrith on Saturday 8 June 2pm & 7.30pm!Phenomenal South Coast Singer @kay_proudlove will take you on a hilarious and nostalgic journey through her teenage diaries.  🎟 BOOK NOW via our website (link in bio).  📖 P.S.: You'll get to write a review in this travelling diary after the show too.  #thejoan #deardiary #kayproudlove #diary #diaries #funny #comedy #music #drama #theatre #songs #penrith #westernsydney
🦸‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸 Treat your little superheroes to Emily Who's fun-filled, interactive concert, "A Day for Adventure" at The Joan. Jam-packed full of songs, get ready to go on an imaginary journey under the sea, 🐠 to a farm, 🚜 back in time with the dinosaurs 🦖 and through the depths of the jungle. 🦁  📅 Friday 21 & Saturday 22 June
👩‍🦲 Suitable for: Ages 0 - 5 and their families
📌 Location: The Joan  👉 Book your tickets now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/emily-who-a-day-for-adventure/  #EmilyWho #ChildrensMusic
Entertain the kids this weekend with Emily Who's video clip "Like An Elephant" 🐘  Don't miss your opportunity to see her perform live in concert at The Joan this June. From an imaginary journey under the sea, to a farm, the jungle, and even back in time to dance with the dinosaurs, her interactive show will have your whole family singing and dancing along!  EMILY WHO: A DAY FOR ADVENTURE 🗺
📅 Dates: Friday 21 & Saturday 22 June
😊 Accessibility: All concerts will be presented as relaxed performances
👩‍🦲 Suitable for: Ages 0 - 5 and their families
📌 Location: The Joan  👉 Plan your day out to the theatre and book now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/emily-who-a-day-for-adventure/  #EmilyWho #ChildrensMusic
🎉 Are you under 35 years old? See "Dear Diary" at The Joan for just $30!  From first kisses and Spice Girls, to lost gigs, found memories, and frayed friendships, "Dear Diary" is a hilarious and relatable journey through the highs and lows of being a teenager by singer songwriter Kay Proudlove.  🗓️ Saturday 8 June at 2pm & 7:30pm
👉 Get your friends together and book now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/dear-diary/  #DearDiaryTour #Merrigong2024 @merrigongtheatreco @kay_proudlove
"Stories From Here" is an audio walking tour of Bankstown by local young people (aged 16-24) about the places that matter to them. 🏘️  Presented by our friends at @outloudarts, participating artists have been mentored by published local author Kavita Bedford and director-dramaturg Finn Ó Branagáin. 🌟  With stories that were recorded by All The Best from @fbiradio. 📻  A map will be available online for self-walking tours, but this live event is your chance to walk with the authors!  Reserve your spot for a guided tour led by the creators, starting at the @bankstownartscentre.  After the guided tours, stay for snacks, refreshments and a Q&A with the artists. 📝  Click the link below to book your spot and find out more:
https://outloud.org.au/projects/stories-from-here-an-audio-tour-of-bankstown/  🖼️ Graphic Design by: Huy Nguyen  #FromOurFriends
What is your favourite kind of pet? 🐶🦆🐾🐈🐇 Tell us in the comments below ⬇️  Join award-winning Australian children's singer Emily Who for more music, songs and fun in her concert, "A Day for Adventure" at The Joan this June.  EMILY WHO: A DAY FOR ADVENTURE 🗺
📅 Friday 21 & Saturday 22 June
👩‍🦲 Suitable for ages 0 - 5 and their families
📌  The Joan  Plan your day out to the theatre and book now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/emily-who-a-day-for-adventure/  #EmilyWho #ChildrensMusic
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful ladies and people in our lives that love us unconditionally, nurture us and help us to blossom! 🌼💖  #MothersDay #MothersDay2024
Looking for a last minute Mother's Day gift? 🎁  Make Mum's day extra special with a gift voucher for The Joan or @penrithconservatorium.  Let her choose which show she wants to see with a gift voucher for The Joan, or give her the opportunity to learn a new instrument or brush up on her musical skills with a gift voucher for Penrith Conservatorium.  Vouchers are available in any denomination and are valid for 3 years from the date of purchase.  👉 Treat Mum with a voucher now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/mothers-day-gift-guide/  #MothersDay #MothersDay2024
#DidYouKnow? 🎉 This week marked the 200th anniversary since the premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony". 🎹 🎶  Widely regarded as one of the greatest works in the classical repertoire and culminating in "Ode to Joy", it was originally performed in Vienna in 1824, where the German composer lived and worked for the majority of his life.  Join Andy Bromberger to celebrate this remarkable milestone and discover more about this ground-breaking masterpiece in her fascinating talk at The Joan this June.  BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY
📆 Wednesday 12 June at 11am
🎟️ All Tickets $10
📌 The Joan  👉 Book now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/beethovens-ninth-symphony/  #MusicTalks2024 @coffeecakeandculture_
Give the special women in your life the gift of laughter this Mother's Day with tickets to the "Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow Festival".  Experience the finest talents from the 2024 @melbcomedyfestival, including, Lewis Garnham, Takashi Wakasugi (Japan), Alexandra Hudson and more!  📆 Tuesday 18 June at 7:30pm
👉 Book tickets now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/micrf-24/  #MothersDay #MothersDay2024