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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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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.

According to the latest update from NSW Health, all staff and visitors (12 years and older) must wear masks inside The Joan, and drinking while standing up at indoor venues will not be allowed – effective from 5pm on 6 May to 12.01am on 17 May.

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

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📢Join Dr Paul Smith, Senior Lecturer of Music, University of New England, AU, this Wednesday 12 May 11am for a music talk as part of our Art + Music Talks Series.  The Art Song Music Talk will explore the development of art song culture across the 19th and 20th centuries. Art songs exist in a unique position within the medium of vocal music as they cross over at different times with folk song traditions and operatic conventions while also carving out their own techniques of common practice.  The talk will also examine recent research that has revealed hidden communities of women song writers in Germany who, although not canonised, were highly prolific professional composers during the romantic period.  BOOK NOW via link in bio!  #thejoan #autumn #autumnseason #2021 #artsong #song #music #art #talk #artandmusic #series #talks #arts #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia #tickets #booknow #dineanddiscover #dineanddiscovernsw
Catch 30 Something this Saturday 1 May 2pm & 7.30pm live at The Joan!  🎟BOOK NOW via link in bio.  • • •  Posted @withregram • @30somethingcabaret Yoo hoo...Guess who's suiting up to tread the boards this week!?  Phil Scott and Catherine Alcorn will relaunch 30 Something @30somethingcabaret this weekend at The Joan Penrith @the_joan before heading off around the country over the coming months. 
At the beginning of 2020, they had produced a national tour of approximate 25+ venues for our show before COVID hit, which makes it even more exciting to reunite on stage this weekend. 
If you missed their debut sell-out season at Hayes Theatre Co @hayestheatre in 2019, come along this weekend and check them out! Otherwise we might catch you in Geelong or Perth later in the year.  https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/30-something-2021/  📸 @fleshskinhairblood  #30somethingtheshow #30somethingcabaret #philscott #catherinealcorn @sandm_creative
Thank you for this lovely review of Lights in the Park @reviewsbyjudith!  Lights in the Park plays at @the_joan until 24 April.  Don't miss out! Link in bio to book now. A @qtheatre_  and @atyp_theatre production.  #Repost @reviewsbyjudith
"Occasionally writing up a production is really easy. There were 13 characters in the play last night and this morning each one is completely rememberable.  I will have to use the program for the names, of course, but all of these young people brought a terrific character to the stage - each one with a story to tell, clear relationships and a very professional stagecraft. "  LIGHTS IN THE PARK from @qtheatre_  and @atyp_theatre AT @the_joan  Photo Credit: Tracey Schramm
🔦💡We're so excited for Lights in the Park which opens tonight 21 April and runs through 24 April.  A @qtheatre_ and @atyp_theatre production exploring the light and the dark side of coming-of-age. Head over to our website to book your tickets now - link in bio. Plus, we also accept @servicensw Dine & Discover vouchers!  #lightsinthepark #qtheatre #thejoan #autumn #autumnseason #2021 #theatre #arts #drama #youngadults #teenager #teens #teen #live #liveperformance #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia #tickets #booknow #dineanddiscover #dineanddiscovernsw