Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (PP&VA) was established in 2007, and is an internationally unique (and ambitious) amalgam of the visual arts, performing arts and arts education.

PP&VA produces and presents dynamic cultural and arts education programs for the people of Penrith, western Sydney and beyond, and comprises:

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

A superb venue presenting the best in music, theatre and dance, The Joan is also home to the Penrith Conservatorium of Music, which provides quality music education for students of all ages and abilities; and the Q, which provides theatre training to young people aged 5-18, and people with a disability, as well as making innovative and community-focused performances, building on the substantial legacy of the Q Theatre Company.

Penrith Regional Gallery & the Lewers Bequest

One of Australia’s most beautiful regional galleries, the gallery presents world class exhibitions in a stunning historic setting on the western banks of the Nepean River. The gallery is the former home and property of sculptor Gerald Lewers and painter Margo Lewers. The heritage property features heritage gardens and a cafe serving seasonal menus.


Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
PO Box 2 Penrith NSW 2751
597 High Street Penrith
Box Office 4723 7600 or
Administration 4723 7611 Fax 4731 3701

Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
86 River Road Emu Plains NSW 2750
Administration 4735 1100 Fax 4735 8334