1, 2 & 3 December
The Addams Family
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 Classin The Addams Family Young @Part
Dress up if you so desire!
Either way, don’t miss out on this brilliant show!
15 December 2023
'Night with the Gods' Lifedrawing
Broken Banjo Productions and Unleashed Entertainment Australia present ‘Night with the Gods’ Tutored Lifedrawing at Keystone. Celebrating the human form of mythological Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses. Artemis, Zeus, Aphrodite and Apollo will all star, pose and be your muse for the evening.
Your hand will be guided by the mystical teachings of our tutor Bridget Thomas, to draw, shade and create all you desire. Wine, beer, and concoctions of cocktails will be at your service. A gourmet of canapés to gorge upon will await you.
XMAS PARTIES WELCOME!!!
17 February 2024
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival holds a unique place in pop/rock history.
To pay tribute to this iconic body of work, The Album Show has put together a killer band to play all the hits, featuring Bathurst based Sophie Jones on guitar and vocals, Michael Carpenter on guitar and vocals, and with Sydney based Charlie Lee on bass, and Russell Crawford on drums, live from Keystone 1889!
Dinner & Show tickets available
29 November 2023
U2 - A Chronology
Unleash Your Inner Rock Star: the Handpicked U2 Tribute Night Is Here!
Get ready for an incredible night night of live music that will transport you to the iconic sounds of one of the greatest rock bands in history.
Sing along and dance the night away to hits like "With or Without You" and "Where the Streets Have No Name" to "Beautiful Day" and "Vertigo," this night will be a U2 lover's dream come true.
Don't miss your chance to be part of U2's remarkable discography.
Dirty Dancing Movie Night
24 November 2023
Get ready to have the time of your life at our Sing-Along Movie Screening of the iconic "Dirty Dancing"!
Join us for a night of unforgettable fun, where you'll be singing, dancing, and reliving the magic of this beloved classic on the big screen. Audience participation is encouraged! So bring your best voices and dance moves because we're turning up the volume and letting loose!
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”!
Aretha and Tina
25 October 2023
When it comes to legendary voices that have left an indelible mark on the world of music, few names shine as brightly as Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. These two iconic artists not only set the stage on fire with their powerful vocals but also left an incredible legacy that continues to inspire generations. Now, get ready to witness a live music performance that pays the ultimate tribute to these queens of soul and rock 'n' roll.
The Handpicked House Band, together with the sensational Sydney soul singer Black Rose, will take the stage for a night that promises to be nothing short of unforgettable. This incredible collaboration will bring you the very best of Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin's timeless hits, capturing the essence of their music, spirit, and unparalleled energy
19 October 2023
1920s Movie Night
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.
Buster Keaton’s ‘The Haunted House’
Robert Weine’s ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’
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
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.
Neil Diamond Vs James Taylor
27 September 2023
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!
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
23 August 2023
Fleetwood Mac - The Handpicked Band
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.
18 August 2023
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.
11 August 2023
Drag Queen Bingo
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!
Songs of Lennon and McCartney
26 July 2023
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.
26 August 2023
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?
21 & 22 July 2023
Cabaret Con Voces
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.
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.
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.
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.
28 June 2023
Stevie Wonder Vs Prince
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
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!
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
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.
11, 12, 13, May
25, 26, 27 May
Just a Song at Twilight. By Phil Sanders
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?
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.
30 April 2023
Bathurst Performance Exchange
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.
15 & 22 April 2023
The Music of The Beatles
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!