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!

As part of our COVID-safe measures, all visitors (patrons, artists, students, contractors, staff, volunteers and other personnel) must register their attendance on site using the QR Codes located near the entry points. Staff are available for assistance, and a manual option is available for those unable to register online.

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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!

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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.


⏰ DON'T MISS YOUR FINAL CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY! ⏰  Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, in partnership with @penrithcitycouncil, is inviting residents from the Penrith LGA and surrounding areas, to have their say in The Joan’s 2020 Community Survey.  Help us evolve The Joan into the future and share your thoughts on performances, accessibility, amenities and more. By completing the survey, you’ll be helping us to ensure there’s something for everyone at The Joan and that our performing arts hub is one of the best in Western Sydney.  Plus, participate for your chance to win one of 5 x $100 Westfield gift vouchers (T&Cs apply). Survey closes at 5pm on Monday 23 November. Find out more and take part now at www.yoursaypenrith.com.au/joansurvey ✍️  📷 Adam Hollingworth  #homewiththejoan #thejoan #penrith #penrithcitycouncil #survey #HaveYourSay #WesternSydney #performingarts #theatre #music #visualarts #performingartscentre #win #penrithcity @visitpenrith