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


Morning Melodies

Morning Melodies 2021

Three great shows to kick the year off with a bang! Stay tuned for further programming updates.
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LEADING MEN WITH A LEADING LADY
HEADLINERS – STARS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY

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

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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 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.


Find out about exceptional masterpieces and explore the stories behind artists, composers and musicians who created famous works in our Art + Music Talks series over 8 weeks every Wednesday 11am at The Joan.  Starting next Wednesday 10 March 11am, join Dr Paul Smith DCA, BMus (Hons), Lecturer of Music at University of New England, as he talks about Minimalism and the Emancipation of Musical ‘Simplicity’.  $15 for 1 talk or book all 8 talks at $96 and save!  Learn more about all our talks and book now via our website.  #thejoan #summer #summerseason #2021 #art #arts #music #finemusic #classicalmusic #arthistory #musichistory #history #lecture #workshop #learn #booknow #ticket #talk #talks #learn #artist #musician #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia
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Want to #win an mighty Midnight Gang prize pack? Simply:  🎈 Purchase tickets to see @cdptheatreproducers adaptation of David Walliams' best-selling book The Midnight Gang - Live on Stage at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 18 March at 6pm; and
🎈 Attend the performance in your best pyjamas and slippers and bring along your favourite soft toy.  One lucky audience member will be awarded the 'Best Dressed' prize consisting of a copy of David Walliams' latest book Code Name Bananas 🐵🍌 and a double pass to see The Listies in Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark at The Joan these Winter School Holidays.  More Info & Book Now: thejoan.com.au/events/the-midnight-gang-2021/  #theatre #childrenstheatre #pagetostage #childrensbooks #ChildrensLiterature #whatsonpenrith #WhatsOnBlueMountains #visitpenrith #performingarts #davidwalliams #kidstheatre #familytime #familytheatre #familynightout #pyjamaparty #win #competition #competitiontime #themidnightgang #themidnightgangshow #liveshow #penrith #penrithmums  #penrithcity #westernsydney #thingstodoinpenrith #thingstodoinpenrithnsw  #thingstodoinbluemountains #adaptation
🥰🎟TICKET GIVEAWAY: In the spirit of love with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we are giving away 10 double passes to see @omegaensembleau perform live at The Joan on Friday 26 February 7.30pm!  🚨To stand a chance to win, tag the person you want to take out on a date at the theatre and tell us why this person means so much to you in the comment section below. Competition closes on Monday 15 February 2021 at 11.59pm. Winners will be notified by Tuesday 16 February 2021 via direct message on socials.  READY, SET, GO!  Terms and Conditions apply. For more information, please visit thejoan.com.au/omega-ensemble-ticket-giveaway  #thejoan #summer #summerseason #2021 #ticketgiveaway #giveaway #win #omegaensemble #music #finemusic #live #liveperformance #livemusic #penrith #westernsydney #sydney #australia #tickets #valentines #valentinesday #love #valentinesdaygift #valentine #theatre
🚨APPLICATIONS CLOSE THIS SUNDAY 7 FEBRUARY!🚨  Last chance to apply - be part of @qtheatre_'s artist in residence program, Q Theatre Lab!  The residency is designed to make creative space and time for the development of dynamic projects at an early stage of their conception. Projects are selected through an open callout process and successful applicants will receive financial assistance, work-space as well as technical and dramaturgical support for dedicated creative development.  In 2021 we are expanding the program to include a performance outcome. The two successful applicants will present their work (approx. 30 min) as a double bill in a two-night season in the Allan Mullins Studio at The Joan.  For more info and to apply, visit our website (link in bio).  Image: Artist: Nathan Harrison. Project: How I Saved the Western Black Rhino. Photographer: Katy Green-Loughrey.  #qtheatre #qtheatrelab #theatre #arts #thejoan #residency #artistresidency #artist #applynow #westernsydney #sydney #penrith #australia