Theatre

Modern twist on classic play

Acclaimed national theatre company Bell Shakespeare is returning to The Joan and this time they’re turning ‘The Merchant of Venice’ on its head. One of...

Grug comes to life on stage

As several generations of kids know it’s hard not to fall in love with the cute little Aussie hero Grug. These school holidays local audiences...

Powerful story on stage

It’s one of history’s most iconic diaries and now Anne Frank’s experiences during World War II are set to come to life on the...

Serial funsters back at The Joan

It’s that time of year again folks. The hilarious satirical minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott – aka The Wharf Revue...

Contemporary take on a classic

Introduce the kids to CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s ‘The Wolf and Peter’ at The Joan this school holidays. After a sell-out tour of Ireland, the award-winning...

Powerful theatre in Penrith

You probably recognise Deborah Mailman from her performances in ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’, ‘The Sapphires’ and ‘The Secret Life of Us’. But before she became the...

Penrith Musical Comedy Company confirms 2017 season, including Chicago revival

2017 will see Penrith Musical Comedy Company (PMCC) embracing something old and something new. The upcoming season will feature the return of the hit musical...

Magical start to 2017

The girl with the golden hair, and a taste for porridge, is coming to the Emu Sports Club stage when Ruby Productions presents ‘Goldilocks’. The...

Marina set to shine in Penrith

Marina Prior is one of Australia’s most beloved performers. From opera to plays and musical theatre there’s not many areas of the entertainment industry that...

Murder mystery comes to Penrith

Put yourself in the centre of an Agatha Christie murder mystery at the John Lees Centre next month. Audiences are in for a thrilling evening...

Get In The Mood for some Broadway fun

Tickets to ‘In The Mood’ have been in such high demand with Penrith audiences that a third matinee performance has been announced. The hit show...

Noni takes us on an emotional journey in new play ‘Mother’

One of the great things about storytelling is that it allows us to form emotional connections with characters that we may never have had...

Get ready to be amazed

Take a dive into the world of kung fu, Chinese culture and spirituality when the Shaolin Warriors come to the Evan Theatre stage this...

Classic tale’s scary twist

The walking dead are taking over local theatre company Ruby Productions’ new show ‘Alice in Zombieland’. Audiences will get to experience the classic Lewis Carroll...

Political satire at its best

Politics can often be more drama filled than a soap opera, which makes it the ultimate comedy fodder. Masters of theatrical satire ‘The Wharf Revue’...

Magic comes to The Joan

Get your scuba gear ready because it’s time to take a trip to the depths of the sea. The highly acclaimed one man show ‘The...

New opera company set to hit a high note

Get a taste for the future of opera in western Sydney, as the newly formed Western Sydney Opera company treats Penrith to their first...

A voice you’ll fall in love with

Soprano Mirusia has performed with Andre Rieu and now she’s coming to Penrith to give audiences a taste of the voice that has won...

Jye brings new show to the stage

After the success of his original musical, ‘The Things I Could Never Tell Steven’, which premiered in Newtown in December, local composer Jye Bryant...

Katie gives Opera a fresh twist

After the success of their debut production in 2015, independent opera company Operantics will return this January with an exciting double bill at the...

Best of the best on stage in Penrith

Curating a year’s worth of theatre and music performances is no mean feat. There’s many factors to be considered when deciding on a program that...

Frightfully good play

Looking for something to do this Halloween weekend? Then why not head down to the Police Citizens Boys Club to check out The Acting...

TV favourites like you’ve never seen them before

There’s not many female ensembles that have captured TV viewers’ hearts more than ‘The Golden Girls’. This October the mature Miami foursome – Sophia, Blanche,...

Nobody is safe from The Wharf Revue team

There are certain productions that are so popular they pop up on The Joan calendar every single year. ‘The Wharf Revue’ is one of...

Penny cooks up a theatrical smash

Regardless of whether you recognise her name, if you’re a fan of Australian TV you will probably recognise her face. Penny Cook has appeared in...

Paying tribute to a legend

Janis Joplin is one of the rock world’s most iconic women and her musical legacy still lives on today through productions like ‘Pearl –...

You’ll be spellbound by hit musical

Ever been to see a theatre production and thought, ‘I’d really love to be up there’? Well, now’s your chance. The Penrith Musical Comedy Company...

New play reveals extraordinary love affair

Love and literature come together in the world premiere of the theatre production ‘All My Love’ at The Joan this July. ‘All My Love’ is...

Magical fun as classic story hits the stage

The wonderful world of Wonka will be brought to the stage this July when Ruby Productions presents their version of the Roald Dahl classic...

Play will have audiences laughing out loud

Audiences will be in stitches with Henry Lawson Theatre's current production 'Happy Families'. The comedy by Simon Hopkinson and Helen O'Connor is based in country...

Classic novel comes to life on stage

Local theatre group Ruby Productions will be bringing Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel ‘Jane Eyre’ to the stage this May. ‘Jane Eyre’ follows the trials of...

Emu Heights Theatre Company to close – for now

When the Emu Heights Theatre Company opened in 2010 its first show was a production of ‘The Shoe-Horn Sonata’ by John Misto. Returning to...

Free play pays tribute to ANZAC spirit

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli a free theatre production titled ‘Gallipoli –A Manual of Trench Warfare’ will be on...

Big year of musicals in Penrith

The Penrith Musical Comedy Company has been bringing quality musical theatre to Penrith for decades now, and 2015 is set to be another great...