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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!

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. We strongly recommend all staff and visitors (12 years and older) wear masks inside The Joan.

2021 at The Joan

Autumn Season 2021

The change of seasons brings a change of pace and a chance to explore the great indoors, with plenty of shows to choose from at The Joan – whether you’re into new work, political satire, stand-up comedy, theatre or music.
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Lights in the Park
30 Something
The Gospel According to Paul
Music Talk: The Art Song
Comedy @ The Joan
Jekyll & Hyde
Fantasy Songs & Arias
Art Talk: Margaret Preston – An Australian Vision
The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Want to grab a bite before the show?

Enjoy a variety of food and drink options along High Street!

Find out where!

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! 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.


🚨We’re hiring! 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, we’d love to hear from you!  For more information and to apply, visit thejoan.com.au/front-of-house-casuals-2021  Application closes Friday 7 May.
Don't miss your final chance to book tickets to see @cdptheatreproducers  adaptation of Alison Lester's beloved picture book Magic Beach - Live on Stage at The Joan this Monday and Tuesday (12 & 13 April)! 5 SHOWS ONLY! @servicensw's Dine & Discover Vouchers accepted.  Plus, hear the classic story before you see the show! Join us for The Joan's and @penrithcitylibrary's #free daily reading of Magic Beach at 11am. Bookings essential.  FIND OUT MORE AND BOOK YOUR TICKETS TO THE SHOW AND READING NOW:  💻 ONLINE at thejoan.com.au/events/magic-beach/
☎️ CALL Box Office on (02) 4723 7600
🎭 IN-PERSON at Box Office - 597 High Street, Penrith  We can't wait to see you at the theatre!  #thejoan #penrithcitylibrary #penrithcitycouncil #visitpenrith #penrith #westernsydney #penrithmums #westernsydneymums #bluemountainsmums #whatsonpenrith #whatsonbluemountains #whatsonwesternsydney #whatsonforkids #schoolholidays #schoolholidays2021 #alisonlester #childrensbooks #childrenspicturebooks #childrensbookillustration #pagetostage #childrenstheatre @penrithcitycouncil @bluemountainsmumsau
Use your Dine & Discover NSW Vouchers to keep the whole family entertained these School Holidays at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre with CDP Theatre Producers production of Alison Lester's beloved picture book 🐚 MAGIC BEACH - LIVE ON STAGE! 🐚 playing next Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 April. 5 SHOWS ONLY!  Visit service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/dine-discover-nsw to register for your vouchers. Then, simply redeem your voucher using one of the following methods:  💻 ONLINE at thejoan.com.au/events/magic-beach/
☎️ CALL Box Office on (02) 4723 7600
🎭 IN-PERSON at Box Office - 597 High Street, Penrith  We can't wait to see you at the theatre!  #thejoan #SchoolHolidays2021 #schoolholidays #familyfun #familyfuntime #penrithmums #bluemountainsmums #westernsydneymums #whatsonpenrith #penrithcitylibrary #penrithcity #penrith #servicensw #dineanddiscovernsw #dineanddiscover #visitpenrith #pagetostage @penrithcitylibrary @penrithcitycouncil @bluemountainsmumsau @cdptheatreproducers
We are delighted to have teamed up with @penrithcitylibrary to bring you a free reading of Alison Lester's beloved picture book "Magic Beach" prior to the midday performance next Monday and Tuesday at 11am. Bookings essential - first in, best dressed!  Enhance your "Magic Beach" experience – Plan your day out and book now to see the show and the reading. Hurry, tickets are selling fast! Visit thejoan.com.au/events/magic-beach to secure your tickets to both events.  #thejoan #penrithcitylibrary #penrith #penrithmums #penrithcitycouncil #visitpenrith #bluemountainsmums #schoolholidays #schoolholidayfun #familyfun #whatsonpenrith #whatsonsydney #whatsonbluemountains #free #library #childrensbooks #childrenspicturebooks @penrithcitycouncil @alisonlesterbooks @bluemountainsmumsau @visitpenrith #alisonlesterbooks @cdptheatreproducers