Dare to adventure to the bottom of the sea! The team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium. For the very first time, you are invited to dive in and meet these aquatic critters in person
In 2016 one of Australia’s most energetic and popular conductors, Richard Gill (Spicks And Specks) takes the reins of one of Australia’s leading choirs – the Sydney Chamber Choir – and you can see them first here at The Joan in March!
They’re back again! Andy and Terry’s Treehouse is now 52 storeys high, with yet more fantastic inventions: a rocket powered carrot launcher, the Disguise-o-matic 500 and even a Ninja Snail Training Academy!
Three voices of Russia: a festive overture commissioned for a commemoration of the Revolution; a sparkling concerto infused with the gypsy-like sounds of Armenia; and a grand symphony full of aching sorrow, searing passion and dramatic gestures.
An Operantics production, presented by Penrith Symphony Orchestra, Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti (Thus Do They All, or The School for Lovers) is a tale of love, deception and forgiveness updated to modern day Sydney
The impressive talents of thirty-two young Western Sydney musicians will perform alongside their tutors from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Penrith Symphony Orchestra, for their final performance of the year.
“Embedded in Harriet’s horrible hollers, riotous rants and shouty show tunes, is an important message for young audiences about the meaning of true friendship, being comfortable in your own skin and celebrating diversity.” Maryam Master, Playwright
Enjoy devilish patter songs, jolly duets, one mega-finale and all the romance and mayhem of The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe, The Gondoliers and eight other glorious operettas.
“(Bonnie)’s work makes great use of how conventional folk sounds, stylings and instruments can be flipped with a bit of imagination to become the basis for something more daring and scene-setting.” Jim Carroll, Irish Times
The Joan’s light-filled Atrium Foyer is home to an installation titled New Ngurra - a contemporary reconstruction of a Ngurra: an Indigenous camp, both a place to take shelter and to engage with culture.
"Lisa Caruso has a stunning voice and the vocal lines [here] are so unconventional that you can’t help but take notice... It’s epic in all the right places and never feels overwrought. It’s so great to hear such genuinely interesting pop music." - Double J
Experience this unashamedly high-energy, feel good showcase, featuring music from the boy bands of the 20th century with amazing harmonies and stunningly choreographed versions of everybody’s favourite hits!
One of the highlights of the Penrith Conservatorium of Music is the end of year concert where students, scholarship recipients and ensemble groups perform selected pieces from the repertoire they’ve been learning over the past 12 months.