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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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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
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

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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Dear Diary


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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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


Window Stories

A photography project focused on community stories. Click here to explore

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"Yes it's about love, but it's proper funny. It's genuinely hilarious."  In this video, Director Peter Evans explains how "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a celebration of the theatre; how it's a play about the imagination, about make-believe, and is a play for everyone.  ✨ Brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem, don't miss @bellshakespeare's #exclusive Western Sydney season of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at The Joan, 4 & 5 April. Book now via link in bio.
SPECIAL OFFER: BOOK A 2024 MUSIC TALKS PACKAGE AND SAVE!  Delve into the world of music, art and literature with Series One of The Joan’s 2024 Music Talks series.  Kicking off in April and facilitated by esteemed musicians, composers and researchers, this series will take you on a journey through music and culture.  From talks about Beethoven, to concertos, as well as a very special event on Anne of Green Gables and Prince Edward Island featuring the World Premiere of a new composition for piano and strings, these events are a must-see for music lovers and aficionados alike.  🚨 Purchase a Music Talks package to experience all four events and save $10!  👉 ON SALE NOW via our website (link in bio).  The "Anne of Green Gables and Prince Edward Island" and "The Concerto and the Birth of the Musical Celebrity" events are run in partnership with the University of New England.  ---------------------------------------------
📷 Image Description: A collage of photos and paintings on a textured beige background. The text says 'Music Talks at The Joan' and a graphic of a music stave and treble clef. Images include: A headshot of Dr Paul Smith and Andy Bromberger. A photo of Anne of Green Gables holding a basket of flowers and walking towards Green Gables House. Paintings of Beethoven walking, a lady playing the violin and Beethoven with his manuscript.  @coffeecakeandculture_ @unesydney
🚨 Don't miss 'Creative's Guide to Websites', the first of the #free Creative Business Workshop's for 2024 at The Joan on Wednesday 6 March, 5pm - 8pm. 🚨  This practical and comprehensive workshop examines the best ways for creatives to present their websites, with real-life examples of best practice, and helpful resources for DIY design.  Tips that will be shared include:
+ Why? Outlining the goals for your website;
+ Making a Site Map and organising the content;
+ Do It Yourself or Hire a Designer? The pros and cons of each;
+ Choosing the best platform for a DIY website;
+ Thinking SHOP not GALLERY.  Resources and links will be shared throughout the workshop to help guide participants. 💻  👉 For more info and to register visit: https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/upcoming-events/creative-business-workshop-creatives-guide-to-websites  This Service NSW Business Connect event is funded by the NSW Government.  Service NSW Business Connect provides free, independent, tailored business advice from experienced advisors in one-on-one sessions. They offer practical insights and business skills development. Services also include events and resources on a range of topics for small business.  Creative Plus Business is an approved independent provider for Service NSW Business Connect until June 2025.  #creativebusiness @penrithcitycouncil @creativeplusbusiness
Traverse centuries to celebrate the genius and legacy of one of the true titans of classical music, Ludwig van Beethoven with the @australianchamberorchestra season of "Beethoven's Emperor".  Directed by renowned pianist @krisbezuidenhout, this concert brings Beethoven’s mighty "Emperor Concerto", to life.  🎟️ Touring to Sydney, Wollongong, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne from 9 - 24 March, book your tickets now at https://www.aco.com.au/whats-on/2024/beethoven-emperor  #ACO2024Season #AustralianChamberOrchestra #FromOurFriends
We can't wait for @bellshakespeare's tour of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to arrive at The Joan. ✨🧚  Jam-packed full of mirth, magic and mayhem and directed by Peter Evans, this breathless production for ages 12+ plays for a limited time, 4 & 5 April.  👉 Get your tickets now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/a-midsummer-nights-dream-24
🚨FEW TICKETS AVAILABLE🚨  You can still get a spot to see comedian and ABC TV’s resident design nerd Tim Ross' ROSSO 88 tonight Friday 23 February 6pm at The Joan.  Book now via our website (link in bio).  @modernister #CultureUpLateWS #CULWS2023 #CULWS2024  Photo: Caroline McCredie
🤩⚡️MORE SEATS ADDED TO ROSSO 88!⚡️🤩  We've added a few more seats to this sold out show on Friday 23 February at 6pm. Don't miss your chance to secure your tickets before they're gone.  Comedian and architecture enthusiast Tim Ross will channel the spirit of EXPO 88 and his favourite moments of Australiana. Factual and funny, it’s an expo without having to pile your family into the Camira and drive them to Brisbane.  🎫 Head over to our website to book now (link in bio).  @modernister #CultureUpLateWS #CULWS2023
Classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven's hearing began to fail him in his 20's, leading to complete deafness. Ever wonder how despite this he was still able to compose some of the greatest musical masterpieces of all time? 🎹  Join Andy Bromberger (ASCM, BMus Perf) as she reveals the secrets behind how Beethoven managed to write such fulfilling pieces without being able to hear it, the impact his deafness had on his music and more in the our first music talk for 2024, "Beethoven and His Deafness".  🗓️ Date & Time: Wednesday 10 April at 11am
📍 Location: The Joan, Penrith  🎟️ On sale now - find out more and book your ticket now at https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/beethoven-and-his-deafness/  Image: Beethoven by Julius Schmid, ca. 1901, via Wien Museum, Vienna.  @penrithconservatorium @coffeecakeandculture_
Join Riverside Theatres this week to embark on a journey with Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Yuldea, a mesmerising creation that transcends time and space, weaving the rich tapestry of the Anangu people's history, resilience, and the determination to preserve their heritage. 🌟✨  Watch the magic unfold at Riverside Theatres when art and culture unite on stage 🌠  - YULDEA - 
🎇 22 - 24 February
🎇 Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
🎇 BOOK NOW | https://riversideparramatta.com.au/whats-on/yuldea/  #Bangarra #Yuldea #RiversideTheatres #Culture #History