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Q LAB is The Q’s annual residency program. Projects included in Q LAB are selected through an annual open call process and are provided with artist fees, space, technical and dramaturgical support. Q LAB is based on a commitment to supporting the development of independent artists and projects in the local Western Sydney area and […]
Apply now! NEW CLOSING DATE JUST ANNOUNCED – 12 December Thanks to the support of Southlands, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts will provide $15,000 to the development of new projects by emerging artists. For the purpose of this award an emerging artist is defined as an artist regardless of age in the first five years […]
PP&VA Chairman Peter Anderson AM, Member for Lindsay Emma Husar MP, Penrith Mayor Karen McKeown and Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover Penrith Performing and Visual Arts (PP&VA) is proud to announce a new partnership with Western Sydney University to help produce new cultural events and research projects. Under the new arrangement, the two partners will work […]
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Box Office apologises to anyone who experienced a system error whilst booking tickets to the BMNDF last week. Our ticketing systems supplier is investigating. In the mean time we hope you now have your tickets and encourage you to contact our Box Office if you require further assistance.
The Q invites female performers over 30 years old to audition for a cross disciplinary exploration of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein.’ Auditions will be held in Penrith during September 2016 and if selected you must be available from October 3 – 5 November 2016. (This is a paid opportunity). The project will be led by Nick […]
Right in the engine room of Penrith Performing & Visual Arts you’ll find Dave Garner, our Business Manager, keeping the wheels turning on the business, people and logistics side of both The Joan and Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest. We caught up with Dave to shoot the breeze on his day-to-day and daydreams. […]
At present there is ongoing Council building work surrounding The Joan and we want to ensure the safety and comfort of our patrons as our highest priority. For this reason The Joan and Council have taken measures to ensure the safest access to the venue. The Joan’s main access point is currently through the western […]
Penrith Performing & Visual Arts to partner with Celestino working together to develop Western Sydney through creativity Following a successful pilot investment in 2015 which enabled 150 students from economically disadvantaged areas to experience an exceptional international dance theatre performance live at The Joan, Celestino and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (PP&VA) are proud to […]
What do you most want people to know about The Divine Miss Bette? I want folks to know what a faaaabulous night out it will be. Lots of laughs, great music and plenty of foul behaviour. What’s not to love! What’s your favourite Bette Midler moment? It would have to be the ‘blood clot’ moment […]
December is upon us and it’s time to think about the year ahead. We recently launched our 2016 Subscription Season and we’re excited about the shows to come. The 12 shows in our 2016 Season will take audiences on a trip from the bawdy sass of Bette Midler, to the country cool of Patsy Cline, […]
Applications are now open for the Q Theatre’s Artist in Residence program. Over the first half of 2016 the Q will support four independent artists or groups of artists in the development of a new project. Q Lab is open to both emerging and established artists working across contemporary performance and theatre. Applications open: 2 November […]
Penrith Conservatorium of Music is very excited to be re-launching its prestigious music scholarship program for 2016. The Conservatorium, housed at The Joan, is driven by a passion for music that has enriched the lives of the local community for over 25 years. To reconfirm our commitment to developing and nurturing local talent, we are offering […]
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show STORYTELLING, SOUND & CRAFT Westfield- Penrith Tuesday 15 September 10am-12pm Themed to celebrate the upcoming The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, the team at The Joan invite children, parents and carers to a story telling, sound-making and craft event outside Dymocks Book store at Westﬁeld, Penrith! Read through the classic Eric […]
The team at Penrith Performing & Visual Arts was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Vernon Treweeke last weekend. Vernon was commissioned to produce this iconic series of portraits of Dame Joan Sutherland – the Star Queen Series in 2005. We are enormously grateful to Vernon for his remarkable creative contributions to both […]