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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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In line with NSW Health advice, the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is temporarily closed to the public until at least 11.59pm Thursday 30 September 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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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 us online during the spring school holidays!  From magical singing and movement interactive concerts with actor, musician and children’s entertainer, @_emily_who starting today 21 September at 10am to @penrithregionalgallery's art workshops exploring painting, collage and clay inspired by the Gallery’s beautiful heritage garden.  There’s something for everyone! Find out more and book now: ppandva.com.au/spring-school-holiday-program  #homewiththejoan #arts #music #workshop #schoolholidays #spring #kids #children #online #zoom #concert #interactive #creative #thejoan #penrith #emuplains #westernsydney #sydney #australia #lockdown #covid_19 #stayhome #fun #creativity #singing #dancing #movement #sing #dance #emilywho
🥳 Join the talented @_emily_who live online during the spring school holidays for some fun singing and movement interactive concerts! 21, 23, 28 and 30 September from 10am - 10.45am, with four different themes each day - Animals, Birthdays, Imagination and You & Me.  Suitable for ages 2 - 6. Individual concerts are $20, or you can sign up for all four concerts at just $60.  🎟 BOOK NOW via link in bio!  Posted @withregram • @_emily_who Sing about favourite pets and move around like your favourite Aussie animals in our upcoming LIVE show at @the_joan.  Join me tomorrow, 21st September for an interactive concert as we sing, dance and dive down to the ocean - all from your living room!  Hurry, tickets are on sale now. Visit https://www.thejoan.com.au/events/its-who-time/ (link in bio) to book your spot now! Perfect for ages 2-6.  #emilywho #schoolholidays #entertainment #zoom #activity #kids #kidsentertainment #australia
Stay creative this spring school holidays!  We're part of the Western Sydney Arts Alliance School Holiday Online Program! Organisations from across Western Sydney have come together to share FREE creative experiences for primary and high school students.  Follow the calendar, join a live session, or access the content anytime!  The whole program us available now on the @blacktownarts' website: blacktownarts.com.au/wsaa-program  Share your creations with us!  #WSAAschoolholidays #WSAA
🥳🤩 Join actor, musician and children’s entertainer, @_emily_who for some magical singing and movement interactive concerts live online on 21, 23, 28 and 30 September, 10am - 10.45am.  Featuring four different themes each day - Animals, Birthdays, Imagination and You & Me.  Emily Who is a new Australian children’s singer who just released her second album, It’s Who Time alongside her debut album A Day for Adventure. She is also the creator of the Kids Couch Concert: Presented by Emily Who and Musical Pirate Adventures, on which she collaborated with Arcadia Winds.  Suitable for ages 2 - 6. Individual concerts are $20, or you can sign up for all four concerts at just $60.  🎟 BOOK NOW via our website - link in bio.  #homewiththejoan #arts #music #workshop #schoolholidays #spring #kids #children #online #zoom #concert #interactive #creative #thejoan #penrith #emuplains #westernsydney #sydney #australia #lockdown #covid_19 #stayhome #fun #creativity #singing #dancing #movement #sing #dance #emilywho
Join Andy Bromberger, Musician and Lecturer of Classical Music, for an online talk this Wednesday 15 September 11am - 12.30pm as part of our Art & Music Talks series.  The piano was invented about 300 years ago. There were keyboard instruments before this time but none gave the composer both the ability to play dynamics and a sound loud enough for a concert performance. Then the piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori in 1700. Its impact on the musical has been likened to the invention of the steam engine in the industrial world.  All tickets are $15 and includes a Zoom link to access on the day of the event.  BOOK NOW via our website (link in bio).  #homewiththejoan #arts #art #music #talk #talks #online #zoomtalk #onlinetalk #creative #thejoan #penrith #emuplains #westernsydney #sydney #australia #lockdown #covid_19 #stayhome #stayhomestaysafe #artsanywhereanytime #fun #inspiration #creativity #piano #performer #composer #andybromberger #classicalmusic
Did you enjoy @penrithregionalgallery's Outside the Stadium project that was previously featured on the The Joan's windows?  @lyndalirons is a finalist of the Australian Life Photography Competition for this special photograph from the project and we are so excited!  Vote for her to win the People's Choice Award by Wednesday 15 September via news.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/photos/australian-life-photography-exhibition-2021-finalists  Posted @withregram • @cityofsydney Paul and Tania run the NRL Facebook fan page Panther Pulse.  Paul surprised Tania with a proposal on the field at Penrith Stadium just before the start of the @penrithpanthers final home game for the 2019 season.  They’re pictured here carrying the head of winger Brian To’o into their Mortdale home. Part of the series, ‘Outside the Stadium’, a project of @penrithpanthers and photographer Lyndal Irons (@lyndalirons).  28 photographers have beautifully captured the people, scenes and stories behind Australia’s unique personality. We're sharing one of the finalist images each day.  Thanks to everyone for voting in the peoples choice award – over 1,800 votes have been received so far.  Tap the bio link to make your choice. The photographer who receives the most votes will receive an Olympus Professional pack valued at over $5,000.  #australianlife #photography #exhibition #artandaboutsyd