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 December 05, 2013
5-7 PM
Every Thursday there is a live Jazz Jam. We play jazz mostly from "The Real Book". Bring y...
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 ...
October 08, 2015
October 10, 2015
Luu hlotitxw: Spirit Transforming - “There is a process in which one moves within to come ...
October 17, 2015 to October 18, 2015
3PM - 4PM
It is story time with The Queen of Hearts! All of your favorite fairy tales and seasonal s...
October 17, 2015
From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
A fun show featuring belldancers impersonating celebrities! October 17th, 2015 at 7:30 pm...
October 30, 2015
The most anticipated Day of the Dead party in Kelowna, Sugar Skull Strut, is a Rotary Cent...
November 06, 2015
Bobs & Lolo with friends Rockin' Robin and the Magical Tree hit the stage for their Sing, ...
November 07, 2015
7:00 PM
Gordie Johnson and his Rasta brethren churn out their unique blend of roots-rock-reggae wi...
November 27, 2015
7:30 pm
Canada’s preeminent flutist Susan Hoeppner is appreciated for being a “born soloist” (Glob...
November 28, 2015
8:00 PM
“Mysticssippi” blues man Harry Manx has been called an “essential link” between the music ...
January 29, 2016
7:30 pm
The St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ) has established itself among the world-class chambe...
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