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Neil Diamond Vs James Taylor

27 September 2023

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The handpicked house band are excited to present a compilation of some of the worlds biggest songs from two of the world's most legendary songwriters.

Dual Aria Award winning artist Mike Carr is back by popular demand to join the band for a magical night of music, including songs such as I’m a Believer, Sweet Caroline, Fire and Rain and You’ve Got a Friend.

Launch into Spring with an absolute smorgasbord of singalong tunes at Orange’s most awesome live music venue. How Sweet It Is!

30 September 2023

Mrs. Hawke Goes West

Mrs. Hawke Goes West, a radio play by AWGIE nominee Phil Sanders, will be staged live at the Victorian era theatre and entertainment venue Keystone 1889 for one show only on Saturday 30th September 2023.

 

This 1920s murder mystery tells the tale of Lizzie Hawke, a widowed ex-nursing colleague of Agatha Christie, who leaves Sydney to become a housekeeper in Bathurst, and finds that life in the bush isn’t as tranquil as she expected.

Presented as a complete night’s entertainment, the audience will enjoy a dinner and the show, with a dessert and show option also offered by the venue.

One of the Best

13 & 14 October

Bathurst Theatre Company Presents ONE OF THE BEST. 

 

A musical revue featuring the best, brightest, and fondest remembered songs from the charleston era to the swinging fifties! 

 

Doors open 6.30pm

Curtain up 7.30pm

19 October 2023

1920s Movie Night

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Start the spooky season at Keystone 1889 this October with a Halloween double feature! Enjoy two classics of 1920s cinema, accompanied by live piano music performed by Michelle Griffin. Get in the spirit and come in your 1920s best! 
 

Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Enjoy food  and drinks from the Keystone bar. 

Films:

Buster Keaton’s ‘The Haunted House’

Robert Weine’s ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’

Pirates of Penrith + We'll be Right Back After this Murder

10 & 11 November

What antics do aged Pirates get up to? 
What on earth is a ‘Zway djoo’?
And what really happened to Hampton Marmaduke Bellamy?

For the answers to these questions and more … 
join us for another fabulous CJTS play performance, 
chuckling along to 
‘The Pirates of Penrith’, 
“We’ll be right back after this Murder”!

Plays, Poems & Pratfalls: Will Shakespeare An Introduction

26 November 2023

Want to introduce your kids to Shakespeare?  What better way than to see and hear it performed by other kids? Our students absolutely LOVE Shakespeare and we have a SINGLE SHOW ONLY in beautiful KeyStone – for the public to enjoy the talents of our students. Enjoy the show yourself or bring your kids along to get their first taste of the Bard. The show is designed for kids 8-12 or so.

The Addams Family

30 Nov & 1 & 2 Dec

We’re Kooky & we’re Spooky …
and our stay in KeyStone will be filled with
laughter and fabulous music!
Get along to see and hear the talented students of the
CJTS 2023 Shine Class
in The Addams Family Young @Part
Dress up if you so desire!
Either way, don’t miss out on this brilliant show!

Past Events

23 September 2023

Heroes of the Heartland

The Album Show returns with a new show, this time highlighting the music one of the most enduring and popular subgenres, in their “Heroes Of The Heartland” show.

Heartland rock grew out of the intersection of rock and country in the 70’s. But it wasn’t until the explosion of artists like Springsteen, Mellencamp, Petty and Seger in the late 70’s. 

The Album Show celebrates the important and iconic hits of these incredible artists in a 2 set show, presented by a 5 piece band of some of this collectives most popular singers and instrumentalists

PAST EVENT

23 August 2023

Fleetwood Mac - The Handpicked Band

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The Handpicked band are excited to welcome the incredibly talented Angela Day to perform the iconic songs of Fleetwood Mac.

 

Our beloved Handpicked Band features Kyle Manning, Luke Ferguson, Dave Egan and Travis New. These boys are a show all on their own, so lovers of live music can expect a roof-raising night of tunes, great food and singing along with some of the world's most famous songs.

 

Hot food and refreshments will be available to make your night complete. Doors open at 6PM for dinner and drinks, for a 7.15PM start.

PAST EVENT

GayBar

18 August 2023

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We hear people asking for it so Keystone 1889 and Miss Betty Confetti have come together to put on a spectacular one night only GAYBAR!

This night is for everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Come dressed in sequins, rainbow or not much and let your hair down and enjoy all things gay!

 

Enjoy live drag shows at 10pm and 12am with the bar open until late.

PAST EVENT

11 August 2023

Drag Queen Bingo

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Come along for a night of Drag Bingo fun! 

 

Join Betty Confetti as we support Julia Maher in raising funds for Bathurst Stars Dance for Cancer.

 

With many amazing prizes to be won, it will be a night of fun going towards a great cause!

PAST EVENT

Songs of Lennon and McCartney

26 July 2023

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We're thrilled to welcome Golden Guitar and two-time Aria Award winner Mike Carr to the stage to celebrate the songs of music icons John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Mike is one of Australia's most celebrated songwriters and performers having written and co- written some of the most popular Australian country songs of the past 10 years.

 

Backing this incredible artist is our beloved Handpicked House Band. These boys are a show all on their own, so lovers of live music can expect a roof-raising night of tunes, great food and singing along with some of the world's most famous songs.

Hot food and refreshments will be available to make your night complete. Doors open at 6PM for dinner and drinks, for a 7.15PM start.

PAST EVENT

DUDE

26 August 2023

Postponed

In an age of dad bods, mumma’s boys and bussy pops, people all over the country are sitting contemplating in their back sheds and laying in the bottom paddocks staring up at the stars, asking themselves, what is it that makes a man a real DUDE these days?

So who better than two really queer performers to plough into the nitty gritty and get the dirt on the meta-masculine?

Very gay Drag Things Clint Taurus and Trey Taurus let it all flop out on stage in a cabaret-style night of drag, dance and daring that digs deep into the many flavors of contemporary manliness.

Watch as they tackle this quest head on, delving deep into their DNA to ask Y, chromosome?

POSTPONED

21 & 22 July 2023

Cabaret Con Voces

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Come along for a fabulous night of Jazzy tunes, singers and curiosities brought to you by Michelle Griffin on behalf of Mitchell Conservatorium and hosted by the effervescent Janelle Lindsay OAM. 

Performances by MitCon jazz ensemble, Vox vocal group and senior Conservatorium vocal students. 

There will be food and drinks available to purchase from the bar on the night.

Door will open at 6:30 for a 7:30 start.

PAST EVENT

Liam Power - Reality or Magic?

9 July 2023

The perfect family  event! Everyone needs a little bit of magic in their life & Liam Power is the man to provide it. He is one of Sydney's busiest magicians, performing both nationally and internationally. He does crazy stuff like swallow needles, performs mind blowing psychic stunts, his pants have fallen down in front of 600 people and has even been kicked out of a village in Laos for being a “witchdoctor”! 

 

Come see Liam unleash his bag of tricks, you won't be disappointed! He is hilarious and highly entertaining. In short, pure magic.

PAST EVENT

KeyStone Circus

1 July 2023

Step right up, now hear this, witness for yourselves the astounding very first KEYSTONE CIRCUS. An EPIC night of live music split over three acts. 

 

FEATURING

Ring leader Marty Bright

Roving Entertainment. Vulcan Fire

 

ACT 1   3pm - 6pm

Act 2    6pm - 9pm

Act 3   9pm - 12am

Art, special guests and food.

PAST EVENT

28 June 2023

Stevie Wonder Vs Prince

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The Handpicked house band are thrilled to welcome Karen Daniel to the stage for Stevie Wonder versus Prince! Karen will be very well known to local audiences, having performed extensively in live bands during her formative years in Orange.


Karen is a soulful singer now based in the Lismore region, and will bring a lot to the stage when she performs with the Handpicked boys in June. Joining the band for the first time will be another former orange musician who has accomplished much in his career, Guitarist Travis New.

17 June 2023

STAGE FRIGHT
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Character comedienne, Jude Bowler's enticing and touchingly twisted, droll homage to Marlene. Nobody's muse, everybody's icon, a modern day Dietrich - bored and mad as ever. Staring special guest Sophie Jones. 

 

After sold-out runs in Sydney, Gulgong and Kandos, “Stage Fright” is coming to Bathurst. You can see Jude in her solo cabaret show, for one night only, here at Keystone. Expect mash-ups of Dietrich originals + more modern muses, from Lou Reed to Crystal Gayle, The White Stripes and some unexpected in-betweens!

PAST EVENT
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10 June 2023

Saturday Night at the Movies - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Join us for Saturday Night at the Movies in the Keystone Theatre for the classic 1975 Rocky Horror Picture Show. This will be an immersive experience with audience participation during the movie. And be sure to dress in theme! 

Themed Food & Beverages will be available at the bar throughout the movie 

PAST EVENT

2 June 2023

Frenchy - Judgement Day Tour

Beware Sinners, Judgement Day is upon us!

 Yes, Father Frenchy is back for another ridiculous comedy show & nothing is off limits.

 

Some people believe that the world will end soon & God will judge how everyone lived. WHY WAIT FOR THAT?! Frenchy is ready to judge now, whether you’re ready or not.

Stocked full of ALL NEW MATERIAL, Frenchy promises 1 thing from his shows – laughs. And seats. And shoeys. Okay, he promises a few things.

PAST EVENT

11, 12, 13, May
25, 26, 27 May

Just a Song at Twilight. By Phil Sanders

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Life is short: get your tickets before it’s too late

Gerry Sorley, an Australian studying at Cambridge University, reads Seneca's "The Shortness of Life" as part of his philosophy degree. He knows he’s being indulged by his father who will insist on him joining the family firm soon, and he’s determined that, when he does, he will do things 'ethically.' It is the summer of 1976 and Gerry joins fellow students and best friends, Tim and Judith, to sing old music hall songs for fun in the back rooms of pub. This leads to their finding a spot in the Edinburgh Fringe by which time Gerry and Judith are falling in love.
40 years on and Gerry (Gerald), now the Chairman of Stratagem Mining, feels the need to find a copy of Seneca's book and, this time, finish it before it’s too late. Gerald has followed the line of least resistance, playing off his ethical principles against the demands of business. What price is ethics when the share price hits the floor?

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14, 21 & 28 April 2023

The History & Influences on Keppel Street

Debate & Solidarity - Friday 14th April 

Come and hear about the debates at the Masonic Hall and the people with Kim Bagot-Hiller. If only the walls could talk! Complimentary glass of wine on arrival.

Stone & Measure - Friday 21st April

Come and learn more about this iconic building of Bathurst with Kim Bagot-Hiller. Complimentary glass of wine on arrival.

Tracks & Steam - Friday 28th April

Come and hear the stories of Keppel Street, its people, and the influence of the railway with Kim Bagot-Hiller. Complimentary glass of wine on arrival.

PAST EVENT

30 April 2023

Bathurst Performance Exchange

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As you know, the performing arts industry can be competitive and exclusive, and the Bathurst Theatre Company wants to bridge the gap by creating a supportive and inclusive space for all creatives. Their goal for this event is to showcase the wonderful talent of each and every performance company in the Bathurst area.

 

They are organizing an open performance afternoon where companies or individuals can promote their businesses and/or upcoming performances and show off their skills. It will also be a great opportunity for those who have never performed before to get on stage and break the performative ice.

This event is not a competition but rather a celebration of our shared love for performing. This will be a free event to attend for audiences, however there will be a small entry fee from performers to help cover insurance and venue hire costs. $5 entry fee for solo acts, $10 entry fee for duos/group acts. 

PAST EVENT

15 & 22 April 2023

The Music of The Beatles

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Join us for a wonderful evening of classic Beatles songs ranging all the way from the Cavern Club to the Savile Row rooftop.

We are very pleased to present this show which lovingly recreates the arrangements and harmonies of the original recordings.

Don’t miss out on this musical celebration of the greatest band in history!

PAST EVENT

31 March 2023

Battle of the Bands 2023

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headspace Bathurst will be hosting its first ever Battle of the Bands event here at Keystone 1889.

Entry to the event is free of charge and open to music groups of two or more people.

First prize will be $1000 cash on the provision the winning act uses it for a weekend of studio time

PAST EVENT

30 March 2023

Friendlyjordies Presents: Brûz

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Jordan Shanks is a controversial political satirist, investigative journalist and podcast crea. "This is about the most insane thing that's ever happened to me - being sued for defamation. I am going to reveal to you for the first time the extraordinary lengths of the press, the legal system, and the NSW coalition government conspired in order to protect one 50-year-old brat."

PAST EVENT

23 March 2023

Dire Straits - One Night Only

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Get ready to rock with the sounds of Dire Straits as the Handpicked Band brings the iconic music to Keystone est 1889 in Bathurst on Thursday, 23 March 2023. The event promises to be a night filled with classic hits and memorable moments, taking fans down memory lane as they relive the music of one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

A selection of Grazing Boxes will be available from the bar during the evening.

PAST EVENT

18 February 2023

Bathurst Mardi Gras

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Headspace is once again holding the event of the queer year with Bathurst Mardi Gras!

This year we are looking to do a march/parade down some streets of Bathurst which has NEVER been done before! So put on your best pair of sparkly shoes and walk down to Keystone 1889 where the party will really begin!

PAST EVENT

4, 5, 9, 10, 11 March

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

A rollicking hootenanny of a musical! Based on the true story of the Chicken Ranch, a brothel under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley & situated outside a small town in Texas. Crusading Houston television commentator Melvin P. Thorpe and his conservative audience are on a mission to expose Miss Mona and her girls, and close the ranch for good

PAST EVENT

Bathurst Mardi Gras
After Party 18+

18 February 2023

Since the kids have had their fun, its time for the adults to party!

Since this year Sydney is hosting World Pride, Keystone 1889 is going to be the place to be to celebrate culture, community and pride all in the one place!

Hosted by the infamously camp Miss Betty Confetti and raunchy performances by Khora Night and Clint Taurus will get the blood pumping to all areas of the body.

PAST EVENT
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