For many years the region has been an important cultural centre with an arts and music scene that not only holds its own in metropolitan company, but is also accessible and welcoming to all.
Imposing built and natural environs provide a source of inspiration for a burgeoning arts community who work in a range of mediums. Private galleries abound give you a chance
to uncover your own piece of art to take home.
Soak up the ambience at the Odeon 5 Cinema for new releases and step back in time in Manildra at the Amusu Theatre - Australia's oldest continually operating theatre on the third Saturday of the month.
A family well-read
Central West Libraries isn't only about books. With an aim to educate, entertain and inform, we run a series of children's activites, hold an extensive image library and host the Orange Family History Group. Visit our website for program information and blog.
Orange Regional Arts Foundation
The Orange Regional Arts Foundation supports and encourages the cultural life of our community. Projects supported include the Federation Arch in the Botanic Gardens, art catalogues, writer in residence, public sculptures, and student bursaries. Paintings by Brett Whiteley and Rodney Pople amongst others have been acquired using Foundation funds.
You may join the Foundation by making a gift or testamentary bequest. For more information please visit www.oraf.org.au
A peerless performance
Boasting facilities and productions to rival those in metropolitan cities, the Orange Civic Theatre is at the core of the region's artistic offer - with a sophisticated program that is savoured by our culturally aware community. Our theatre appears on most travelling performance itineraries, regularly hosting Bell Shakespeare, Sydney Symphony, Oz Opera, the Wharf Revue as well as international productions.
Immerse in music
In Orange we bring our own special flavour to musical events. Our highly acclaimed Conservatorium of Music enriches our cultural life through performances that unite a love of music, with a lifestyle of food, wine and inspiring surroundings, with events such as Music in the Gardens, or the wine, food and music collaboration of Hear it on the Grapevine, as well as many visiting performers. Seasonal festivals feature accomplished groups including our Brass band, Choir, Pipe band and the renowned Orange High School 'Big Band'. A glass of wine, a beautiful day and fabulous music. Pubs and Bars feature local band talent and the Orange Ex-Services' Club furnishes a comprehensive program of local and national bands and performers.