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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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Stories That Must Be Heard
Alex Lloyd
The Best of the Bee Gees And special guests Colin “Smiley” Petersen & Roslyn Loxton
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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Caught in the Act
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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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
🚨 LAST CHANCE TO ENTER 🚨  Our 'amazing' @alexlloydofficial Valentine's Competition closes today at 5pm.  ❤️ For your chance to #win a special ‘meet and greet’ session with Alex Lloyd and a signed Alex Lloyd poster, simply book at least two tickets for you and your loved ones to see Alex Lloyd at The Joan on Saturday 9 March at 7:30pm and share this post on your socials tagging @the_joan and using the hashtag #AlexLloydatTheJoan. ❤️  👉 Find out more and book your tickets here now: https://www.thejoan.com.au/enter-our-amazing-valentines-day-competition/  Good luck! 🤞
"She was a vixen when she went to school:
And though she be but little, she is fierce!"  @bellshakespeare are currently in rehearsals for their production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". A breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem, don't miss their #exclusive Western Sydney season at The Joan, 4 & 5 April.  Find out more and book your tickets now via our website (link in bio).
Ghost opens tonight, a free immersive audio experience in The Joan foyer 👻  Director Nick Atkins explains how it will work  🎧 Using a handheld device and a set of headphones, audiences can tune in and listen. Ghost is a 15 – 20 minute self-guided audio experience designed for The Joan that offers a twist on the classic ghost story.  🎟️ Find out more and register to jump the queue link in bio.  This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Culture Up Late Western Sydney program.  #CultureUpLateWS #culws2023
❤️ Celebrate the ‘amazing’ people in your life this Valentine’s Day with our exclusive Alex Lloyd competition! ❤️  Simply purchase a minimum of two tickets for you and your loved one/s to see Alex Lloyd perform live in concert on Saturday 9 March at 7:30pm at The Joan and share this post on your socials (tag @the_joan and use the hashtag #AlexLloydatTheJoan) before 5pm Monday 19 February and you will automatically go into the draw to win a special ‘meet and greet’ session with Alex Lloyd and a signed Alex Lloyd poster.  👉 Visit thejoan.com.au/enter-our-amazing-valentines-day-competition now to purchase your tickets and to read the Terms and Conditions!  Good luck!  @alexlloydofficial
🌟 🎸 CJ Stranger returns to The Joan for Live & Local this Friday evening! 🎸 🌟  Stranger combines an Australian storytelling style with indie-grunge grit and a constantly adventurous guitar style. He will draw you in with humorous comments on the absurdities of everyday life before making you feel like you are the main character in an old folk-tale of woe.  🎟 Friday 16 February, doors open from 5.15pm. 
Admission is free, walk-ins welcome. Enjoy light bites and drinks from our Borland Bar by Table at The Joan.  👉 Full details https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/live-local-cj-stranger/  Presented by @fusion_boutique_presents  This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Culture Up Late Western Sydney program.  #CultureUpLateWS #culws2023