Rotary Centre for the Arts

Address 421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna BC V1Y 6Z1
Tel (250) 717-5304
Fax (250) 717-5314
A home for arts, music, education and entertainment in the Okanagan. Located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, the Centre is becoming a focal point in the growing downtown area, a place where people of all ages can meet, gain inspiration and learn about the arts. The Centre houses the 332-seat Mary Irwin Theatre, eight resident artists, a bistro, box office, pottery studio, a board room, galleries, dance studio, rehearsal hall, greenroom and set shop. Please contact us for events, course information and room rentals.
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Started May 13, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Feel the Rhythm Community Drum Circle ($10 drop-in) Every Wednesday from 7-9 PM | Facili...
Started May 14, 2015
8:00 PM
Salsa Thursdays ($5 drop-in) Every Thursday at 8 PM | Sun FM Dance Studio For dancers of...
Started August 19, 2015
‘Feel The Rhythm’ Community Drum Circle is now in its tenth year at the Rotary Centre for ...
November 18, 2015 to December 09, 2015
7 - 9 pm
Welcome to ‘Feel The Rhythm’ Community Drum Circle Our community drum circle gives everyon...
December 04, 2015
12:15 pm and 7:00 pm
Studio9 School of the Arts Kelowna Students present The Happy Elf. Eubie the Elf is on a m...
December 09, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Matinee & Evening Shows
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical. Adapted For The Stage by Bonnie Gratz, Based ...
January 29, 2016
7:30 pm
The St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has established itself among the world-class chambe...
February 20, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Opera Kelowna has commissioned one of Canada’s most renowned composers, Imant Raminsh, alo...
March 09, 2016
7:30 pm
Tafelmusik is German and means “table music” or “music for the feast.” The name is apt bec...
May 10, 2016
7:30 pm
Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has performed in ...
Rotary Centre for the Arts Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 5
  • Total Sqft.: 44
  • Largest Room: 104
  • Theatre Capacity: 326
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  • Reception Capacity: 500
  • Description: Rotary Centre for the Arts, a distinctive space for special events, theatre, visual arts and music, officially opened November 2, 2002. This $6.8M project was funded by the City of Kelowna, the Province and the Federal Government. There have also been significant individual contributions, along with donations from special interest groups. The Centre was named after the Rotary Clubs for their extensive fundraising efforts of $350,000. The Rotary Centre for the Arts is a 44,000 square foot building. The beams are part of the original city owned Growers Building. We have 8 artist studios with artwork for sale.
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Visitor Info Centre: 544 Harvey Ave (Hwy 97) • Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 6C9, Canada • Toll Free: 1-800-663-4345