Community Celebration Day – 25 Years of The Joan!

Here’s your chance to see a performance or two, have a go yourself, peek behind the scenes, soak up the history and contribute creatively to the future of this great building.

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2015 with a very special Community Celebration Day on 28 March from 9am to 3pm. The Joan invites the community to come along for a mega day of performing arts, including professional and community theatre and music performances, open workshops, circus and parkour demonstrations and exhibitions.

Here’s your chance to see a performance or two, have a go yourself, soak up the history and contribute creatively to the future of this great building.

Download the timetable for the day here and the map here.

The day will include a 2pm performance by celebrated Australian singers Archie Roach and Christine Anu – this show is expected to sell out so audiences should snap up tickets quickly – as well as three performances of White, by Scotland’s Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, one of the world’s best theatre companies for children. Tickets need to be bought for these performances and are all available on The Joan’s website www.thejoan.com.au

There will also be plenty of free entertainment, with a showcase of local performing arts talent from Penrith Conservatorium of Music, studioQ, Penrith Symphony Orchestra, Emu Heights Theatre Company and Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School. Special guests Team 9Lives, who’ve spearheaded parkour in Western Sydney (and who will be part of Monkey…Journey to the West, at The Joan in October), will perform displays of urban acrobatics on the lawns adjacent to the centre.

There will be fun activities all day for people of all ages, lots of free things to do and a great chance to learn more about your local creative hub. The Joan will be offering special one-day-deals on mini-subscriptions as well as a fabulous door prize for one lucky local. And, of course, what’s a celebration without a sausage sizzle? There’ll be one of those for sure!

Ticketed events:

2pm Christine Anu & Archie Roach in the Q

Buy tickets »

9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm White in the Allan Mullins Studio

Buy tickets »

Or just rock up for a fun day anytime between 9am and 3pm. Keep an eye on this page as more information will be included as the day shapes up.

Penrith Symphony Orchestra

Emu Heights Theatre Company

Penrith Musical Comedy Company

Nepean School for Creative and Performing Arts

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

Archie Roach & Christine Anu

Students from Penrith Conservatorium of Music

Students from studioQ

Children’s Community Choir

  • Saturday, Mar 28 2015 9:00am

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2015 with a very special Community Celebration Day on 28 March from 9am to 3pm. The Joan invites the community to come along for a mega day of performing arts, including professional and community theatre and music performances, open workshops, circus and parkour demonstrations and exhibitions.

Here’s your chance to see a performance or two, have a go yourself, soak up the history and contribute creatively to the future of this great building.

Download the timetable for the day here and the map here.

The day will include a 2pm performance by celebrated Australian singers Archie Roach and Christine Anu – this show is expected to sell out so audiences should snap up tickets quickly – as well as three performances of White, by Scotland’s Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, one of the world’s best theatre companies for children. Tickets need to be bought for these performances and are all available on The Joan’s website www.thejoan.com.au

There will also be plenty of free entertainment, with a showcase of local performing arts talent from Penrith Conservatorium of Music, studioQ, Penrith Symphony Orchestra, Emu Heights Theatre Company and Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School. Special guests Team 9Lives, who’ve spearheaded parkour in Western Sydney (and who will be part of Monkey…Journey to the West, at The Joan in October), will perform displays of urban acrobatics on the lawns adjacent to the centre.

There will be fun activities all day for people of all ages, lots of free things to do and a great chance to learn more about your local creative hub. The Joan will be offering special one-day-deals on mini-subscriptions as well as a fabulous door prize for one lucky local. And, of course, what’s a celebration without a sausage sizzle? There’ll be one of those for sure!

Ticketed events:

2pm Christine Anu & Archie Roach in the Q

Buy tickets »

9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm White in the Allan Mullins Studio

Buy tickets »

Or just rock up for a fun day anytime between 9am and 3pm. Keep an eye on this page as more information will be included as the day shapes up.

Penrith Symphony Orchestra

Emu Heights Theatre Company

Penrith Musical Comedy Company

Nepean School for Creative and Performing Arts

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

Archie Roach & Christine Anu

Students from Penrith Conservatorium of Music

Students from studioQ

Children’s Community Choir

provides a focal point for performing arts activity in the Western Sydney Region