• Frankenstein – Science, art and ethics clash in this cross-disciplinary performance at The Joan

    The third production in the Joan’s 2016 Brave New Work season is a multi artform sensory experience about the evolution of technology produced by The Q. Using original text from Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, this new production examines the original story of the making of a monster, while drawing on modern day uses of technology. […]

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  • Never Did Me Any Harm – What is good parenting anyway?

    Never Did Me Any Harm Produced by Force Majeure and Sydney Theatre Company Devised by Force Majeure 10 August at 12pm & 8pm Brave New Work   The second production in the Joan’s 2016 Brave New Work season is the critically acclaimed Never Did Me Any Harm. Receiving rave reviews at its premiere at Sydney […]

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  • The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer – a tiny tale set in the deepest dark blue sea

    MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                         July  2016  THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK: DEEP SEA EXPLORER Created By Tim Watts Presented by The Last Great Hunt 29 & 30 July at 12pm & 8pm  The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is a tiny tale set in the deepest dark blue sea, of a solitary explorer with a […]

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  • Never Did Me Any Harm

    NEVER DID ME ANY HARM Co-produced by Force Majeure & Sydney Theatre Company Devised by Force Majeure The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre August 10 Click here for online Bookings

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  • Waste Not – dance sound art FREE family festival in recognition of World Environment Day

    MEDIA RELEASE   Waste Not Free family arts festival celebrating sustainability Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Sunday June 5 Penrith City Council in conjunction with Ausdance NSW present Waste Not, a free festival to celebrate the Penrith community’s achievements in diverting waste from landfill, funded by theEnvironmental Protection Authority. Throughout the day, in and around […]

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  • They Saw a Thylacine By Human Animal Exchange 23 April at The Joan

    The Joan’s 2016 Brave New Work season opens on 23 April with They Saw a Thylacine, a lyrical tale of adversity and survival. On an unseasonably cold September day in 1936, the world’s last known Tasmanian tiger died in captivity at Hobart’s Beaumaris Zoo. Out of the darkness, Sarah Hamilton and Justine Campbell conjure the […]

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  • Brave New Work – for Lovers of Theatre

    MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                         March 2016   Brave New Work For Lovers of Theatre April | August | November   Brave New Work, The Joan’s annual season of fresh and exciting Australian theatre, is back in 2016 and better than ever. The Joan’s programming team has curated a three work series made up of immersive and enthralling […]

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  • Summer news – New Australian theatre, visual arts, music, ticket offer and more

    We’ve had an amazing start to the year working with the New York team bringing our fantastic  Australian show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to off Broadway. We have also had the great pleasure of working with some amazing artists, companies and organisations so far in 2016, from New York to Penrith, Bermagui to the Gold […]

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  • Media Release – Teacup in a Storm – new Australian work to open in February

    The Joan is proud to present the world premiere of Teacup in a Storm, a brand new Australian work produced by The Q, and based on the incredible stories of carers in our community. Read the full release here or download here Image credit  – Marie Chanel | Photographer: Katrina James    

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  • Take an adventure to the bottom of the sea!

    MEDIA RELEASE November 2015 Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Take an adventure to the bottom of the sea! 18-19 January 2016 What does a Plesiosaur’s skin feel like? How big are a Kronosaurus’ teeth? And do Kimberella even wear shoes? Erth’s skilled handlers will be able to answer all these questions and more in this once in […]

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