The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is at 597 High Street, Penrith and is situated between the Council Chambers and Penrith Plaza. The Box office is located on the ground floor near the bar and lift.



City Rail trains and Blue Mountains services arrive at and depart from Penrith Station. Timetables are available from the City Rail website. The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is a short five minute walk from Penrith Station via Penrith Plaza.



Traveling from Sydney and the Blue Mountains, take the Mulgoa Road exit from the M4. Continue along Mulgoa Road and turn into High Street. Parking is available at Penrith Plaza and, at night, in the Penrith Council Civic car park adjacent to the centre. Travel time from Sydney CBD can vary. The M4 can become quite congested with commuter traffic on Friday evenings so it is a good idea to allow extra travel time. Generally, the trip by car takes an hour from the CBD. Travelling from the Blue Mountains is fairly straight forward (though extra time should be given for Sunday afternoon travel).



The following off-street parking is available:

  • Penrith Civic Centre car park (at Penrith City Council). Check as time is limited particularly during the week (& Saturdays) and is subject to change.
  • Westfields Penrith Plaza car park (subject to Westfields parking terms and conditions)
  • Union Road car park (opposite the Centre and is free all day and evening).


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Box Office Hours are 9.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and one hour before each performance

Out of hours please leave a message by phone and we will return your call asap.

Phone (02) 4723 7600 / Fax (02) 4731 3701



Disabled parking is available in the Penrith City Council parking adjacent to the centre. When utilising this parking there is no stairs to navigate. Within the centre, all venues are easily accessible for wheelchair access and there is an elevator on the Ground floor for patrons going to Level 1 (the Q Theatre Foyer) and Level 2 (Studios). Wheelchair accessible seating is also available within the Q Theatre and Concert Hall. Please discuss your needs with our box office when booking your tickets.


Hearing loops are available for performances within the Q Theatre. Please discuss your needs with our box office when booking your tickets