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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 Saturday 28 August 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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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.


Be part of Penrith's Creative Heart. PP&VA Board and Committee Nominations are open. Deadline 15 August 2021.  Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (PP&VA) is seeking nominations from interested Greater Western Sydney-based community members to its Board of Directors and three Community Advisory Committees (Education Committee, Performing Arts Committee and Visual Arts Committee).  These are volunteer positions.  A public company limited by guarantee and a controlled entity of Penrith City Council, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is a producer, curator, presenter and a leader in industry-led arts education experiences in the region.  PP&VA is looking to diversify its Board and Committee representation to best reflect the community we serve. We are particularly interested in nominations from those with a passion for arts and cultural growth in this region including:  · Local business representatives
· Artists and creatives
· Representatives of Joan and Gallery community hiring groups
· Those from a diverse cultural background
· Young people (aged between 18 and 40)  MORE INFO via link in bio.
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In line with the latest NSW Health advice, The Joan is now temporarily closed to the public until at least 11.59pm Friday 16 July.  But that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the arts! 🥰 Immerse yourself in creativity at home from a digital creative Penrith. Head over to our Keep Heart Penrith webpage filled with plenty of fun, inspiration, things that you can learn from, or even create while in lockdown: qtheatre.com.au/keep-heart-penrith  Keep heart Penrith, we are all in this together.
In line with NSW Health advice, the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is temporarily closed to the public until at least 11.59pm Friday 9 July.  This public health order is currently in place until 11.59pm on Friday 9 July – and this could change at any time. Please monitor government advice for the most current updates.  Events scheduled during the period in which the health order is in effect will not go ahead at this time. All ticket holders will be contacted via email over the next week with an update and options – please keep an eye on your email inboxes. In this unprecedented situation, our Box Office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we are working to be as responsive as possible. We ask that you please wait for us to get in touch, and please bear with us as we work through our lists.  Thank you for your patience and understanding, and please stay safe and well.
This week the NSW Government has introduced a new public health order which means that theatres – including The Joan – must operate at a reduced capacity and can only seat audiences to 50% of their capacity.  This order is currently in place until 11:59pm on Friday 2 July – and this could change at any time, along with the restrictions. Please monitor government advice for the most current updates.  Events scheduled during the period in which the health order is in effect will continue at the reduced capacity. Current tickets to these events are still valid. However if audience members have safety concerns, or are affected by stay-at-home orders or other impacts, we are offering some options. Please see our website for more information: thejoan.com.au/covid-safety  Thank you for your patience and understanding, and please stay safe and well.
🚨 Important update for ticket holders.