2022: The Art of Connection

We love art in all its forms and welcome everyone to the creative heart of Penrith. Whether you’re seeing a show, making a show, having a drink and a laugh, reflecting on some art, learning something new, or out for a change of scenery and connection with friends; we’re here for you.
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Comedy @ The Joan
Cheers to That!
Candy Man
The Sentimental Bloke
Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Reveries
Creedence Clearwater Collective
Andrew Dickeson Trio
Leaving Jackson – The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show
The Box Show
Andrea Lam
The Best of the Bee Gees with Colin “Smiley” Petersen
Canto Latino
Melinda Schneider: Love Songs
Ted Mulry: Memories
Mirusia – Songbird
The Vallies
Edward the Emu
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The Sentimental Bloke

  • Allan Mullins Studio
  • 10 Jun 2022
  • $25 - $35
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Andrew Dickeson Trio

  • Allan Mullins Studio
  • 01 Jul 2022
  • $25 - $35
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Andrea Lam

  • Allan Mullins Studio
  • 05 Aug 2022
  • $25 - $35
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Canto Latino

  • Allan Mullins Studio
  • 02 Sep 2022
  • $25 - $35
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Mirusia – Songbird

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The Vallies

  • Richard Bonynge Concert Hall
  • 08 Oct 2022
  • $35 - $45
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WELCOME.

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.


Click on our What’s On page for upcoming events, stay tuned on our Facebook and Instagram channels, and subscribe to our database to receive up-to-date news about The Joan in your inbox!

The Joan is now open, under the current Public Health Order. Please see our COVID  Safety page for further updates on the current public health order, and ticketing information. Please stay safe everyone!

Want to grab a bite before the show?

Enjoy a variety of food and drink options along High Street!

Find out where!

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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.

We are hiring - Technical Manager.  Are you a technical all-rounder with managerial experience, ready to take the next step in your career? Do you thrive in a busy Performing Arts Centre presenting diverse experiences from conferences and community dance concerts to professional touring artists?  Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is seeking an experienced Technical Manager to lead a team of part-time and casual technicians to deliver all production and technical services for events at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre to an excellent standard and high level of client satisfaction.  Closes Sunday 5 June.  APPLY NOW>> https://www.thejoan.com.au/we-are-hiring-technical-manager/
Join us for a laugh at The Joan tonight 20 May at 7.30pm!  Featuring a cracking line-up ready to welcome the weekend with you - Dane Hiser, Joch Díaz, Concetta Caristo, Jake Howie and Thomas Orr.  BOOK NOW https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/comedy-the-joan-2022/
🥁 'Beat' the boredom these School Holidays with @junkyard_beats high-octane, interactive show and workshop!  Prepare to be astounded and awe-inspired as this innovative group prove that "one man's 🗑️ trash, is another man's 💰 treasure" and transform ordinary household items and junk into amazing musical instruments.  ♻️ What: The Box Show and Workshop
🧒 Suitable for: The whole family!
🗓️ Dates: Four shows only, 8 & 9 July
📌 Location: The Joan
💻 More Info & Book Now: Check out the link in our bio  📷 Photo by Danielle Williams  Image Description: Four performers stand outside on a cloudy day with trees behind them. Moving across from the left, the first is smiling and holding up a drum stick in their air in their right hand, whilst the drum stick in their left hand is hitting a drum. The next performer is banging drum sticks on a recycled drum kit made of old buckets and water containers. The third is smiling and about to hit a home-made xylophone made out of a plank of wood and different coloured plastic bottles, which they are holding up vertically in their left hand. The final performer is banging drum sticks on a handmade drum.  #TheJoan #Penrith #PenrithCityCouncil #WhatsOnPenrith #WhatsOnWesternSydney #WhatsOnBlueMountains #WhatsOn4Kids #FamilyFun #Sustainability #WasteManagement #Musicalnstruments #Drumming #Dance #Theatre #Comedy #ChildrensTheatre #SchoolHolidays2022 #SchoolHolidays #WhatsOnSchoolHolidays #JunkyardBeats #Workshop #Reuse #Recycle #RecycledInstruments #ReduceWaste #ReduceWasteNow #Recycling #WasteManagementEducation @penrithcitycouncil @penrithcitylibrary @visitpenrith @bluemountainsmumsau @hawkesburypenrithmums @westernsydneymums @criticalstagesau @planetark @reverse.garbage.education @reversegarbage @thebower
Start your weekend right with Open Friday's!
May 20 - Game Show!
May 27 - Shank Yourself Thin!
Book your tickets now from the link in our bio ☝️
Can you guess a phrase from a series of blanks? 📣 Then come on down, and spin the wheel of Gold for your chance at some great prizes! 🪙 GAME SHOW premieres this week at OPEN FRIDAYS, hit the link in our bio to book your seat 🎟️