Plan Your Visit

Penrith Conservatorium of Music is located within the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street, Penrith NSW.

The Conservatorium office is located on Level 2, and our friendly staff can help you find the room you are looking for.

We’re a short walk through Westfield from Penrith train station, and if you’re coming by car we’re just off Mulgoa Road, past the roundabout on High Street. There are several parking options nearby.

Travelling by Train

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

Travelling by Car

Traveling from Sydney and the Blue Mountains, take the Mulgoa Road exit from the M4. Continue along Mulgoa Road and turn into High Street.

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)
    This parking is outdoors. Until 3.30pm on weekdays there are limits to how long you can park here. There are 1 and 2 hour parks. After 3.30  there is no restriction. Check the signs for weekends. Actually check the signs all the time, because sometimes they may change.Enter this car park from High Street. Turn right off Mulgoa Rd (if you’re heading toward Penrith with Panthers etc behind you) and then left at the roundabout into this park. If there’s nothing available in here you can come back out again and continue a little further past the Joan and left into:
  • Westfield Penrith Plaza car park (subject to Westfield parking terms and conditions – first 2 hours free, or 4 hours if you have the Westfield app). Or you can turn right at the same lights as into Westfield and then left into:
  • Union Road car park (opposite the Centre and is free all day and evening). Some parks are only three hours but many are all day.

Penrith City Council has also put together this handy PDF map with all the nearby parking on it.


Penrith Conservatorium is committed to ensuring access for everyone. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility of our services.


Parking & Entry

Accessible parking is provided at both the nearby Council car park and Westfield car park.

The Joan has multiple entrances at Ground level. Every entrance features level access and automatic double doors.

The lift is located near the cafe. There is public lift access to every floor.



Accessible bathrooms are located on the Ground floor and Level 2.

The theatres at The Joan are equipped with:

  • Wheelchair spaces with strong sight lines and easy access. The Concert Hall has two companion seats available per wheelchair space, and the Q Theatre has one companion seat available per wheelchair space.
  • Hearing loop in the Q Theatre (seating plan)