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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!

In line with NSW Health advice, the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is temporarily closed to the public and will reopen in late November 2021 Please see our COVID SAFETY page for further updates on the current public health order, and ticketing information. Please stay safe everyone!

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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 weโ€™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! PAL members also enjoy 10% discount off tickets for shows presented by The Joan in 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

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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.


๐Ÿ‘‰ Next Thursday 28 October at 6.30pm, join us online for our FREE Talks & Ideas event, Will You Marry Me Alexa?  ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค– This talk is about technology, identity and the space in between.  The Keynote Speaker is Linda Marsden, a doctoral candidate at the Young and Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University, and is investigating young peopleโ€™s health and identity through the lens of selfies and associated social media practices.  And the panellists are Leanne Tobin (Dharug Artist and Playwright), Nick Atkins (Theatre maker from Parramatta and PhD candidate researching networked theatre practices) and Brett Farrell (Emu Plains based lawyer with expertise in digital security and privacy).  The event is wrapped up as a tight 60-minute experience, includes a keynote introduction, a panel discussion and a chance to ask questions. We hope to catch you there!  ๐ŸŽŸ Register for a FREE ticket now and you will receive a Zoom link to access the talk on the day (link in bio): thejoan.com.au/events/will-you-marry-me-alexa  This project is supported by Celestino Developments.  #homewiththejoan #arts #talks #ideas #talksandideas #online #zoom #thejoan #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia #alexa #willyoumarrymealexa #qtheatre #talk #discussion #idea
๐Ÿ“ขWe are hiring!๐Ÿ“ข We are seeking someone to lead and perform cleaning duties associated with cleaning operations at The Joan and @penrithregionalgallery, including, but not exclusive to, the cleaning and servicing of the theatres, studios, galleries, workshops and @penrithconservatorium rooms, public areas; back of house areas and housekeeping stores and other Penrith Performing & Visual Arts sites if required.  Head over to our website for more information and apply now: thejoan.com.au/hiring-cleaner-maternity-leave-cover
๐Ÿ”ฆ Shine a spotlight on the #arts this month and show your support for the performing arts community by making a donation to the Actors Benevolent Fund for ACTober.  Your generosity will enable Actors Benevolent Fund to continue to provide a financial safety net to our NSW performing arts workers in these difficult times.  Visit actober.com.au to make a donation today! All donations $2 and over are fully tax deductible.  #ACTober #SupportTheArts @abfnsw
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Joan and @penrithcitylibrary's "Shakespeare Time Traveller Activity Booklet Competition".  ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ Heartiest congratulations to our five lucky winners:
๐Ÿ†Apeksha ๐Ÿ†Melody ๐Ÿ†Neo ๐Ÿ†Theodora ๐Ÿ†Toby  Thanks to our friends at Critical Stages, The Listies and Allen and Unwin Books you have each won an amazing prize pack consisting of:  ๐Ÿ“—1 x Ickypedia or Ickyfoodia book by The Listies (selected at random);
๐Ÿ“€1 x The Listies Make You LOL DVD; and
๐Ÿ“™1 x The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard and Other Dramatic Tales book by Gregory Rogers  Stay tuned for more fun-filled events and competitions in the future!  #thejoan #penrithcitylibrary #penrithcity #penrithcitycouncil #visitpenrith #thelisties #criticalstages #allenandunwin #books #Shakespeare #ompetition #winners @criticalstagesau @thelisties @allenandunwin @penrithcitycouncil
๐Ÿ“ขWe are hiring!๐Ÿ“ข The Joan is expanding its pool of Front of House casual staff. The Front of House team helps deliver an enjoyable experience for our audiences and is a vital part of our organisation. If you have the required certificates and experience, love helping people and are passionate about the arts, weโ€™d love to hear from you!  Head over to our website for more information and apply now via link in bio.  #thejoan #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia #frontofhouse #for #work #job #jobs #casuals #casual #staff #jobopening #applynow #hiring #wearehiring
๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‘‰ @penrithconservatorium is now calling for applications for their 2022 Music Scholarships!  Head over to their website at penrithconservatorium.com.au for more information and apply now!  #penrithcon #penrithconservatorium #music #musicscholarship #scholarship #arts #art #apply #creative #thejoan #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia #2022