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Rotary Centre for the Arts
421 Cawston Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1
Tel (250) 717-5304
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A home for arts, music, education and entertainment in the Okanagan. Located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, the Centre is a focal point in the growing downtown area, a place where people of all ages can meet, be inspired and learn about the arts. The Centre houses the 326-seat Mary Irwin Theatre, resident artist studios, pottery studio, galleries, dance studio, meeting rooms, box office, bistro and more. Please contact us for events, course information and room rentals.

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  • Exhibits Space 1
  • Largest Room 104
  • Total Sq. Ft. 44
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Theatre Capacity 326
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Olivia Whetung Exhibition

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    See website for hours
    Olivia Whetung works in beadwork, printmaking, and digital media. Her work explores acts of/active native presence and is informed in part by her experiences as a language…
  • Jazz Jam

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Showcasing local talent in the South Atrium, your host Craig Thomson or Stephen Buck coordinates drum, bass, and…
  • School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join us! All ages. Open to professors (bring your instrument) and spectators. Attendance by Donation. Food & drink available at our Licensed Bistro. The…
  • Summer Arts Blast Day Camps for Kids!

    Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    From: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    Summer Arts Blast DAY Camps for kids aged 5-10. This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity in Music, Drama/Dance and Visual…
  • Cool Cats Exhibit Opening and Adoption Event

    From: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    Join Cool Arts Society and the Okanagan Cat Coalition (OKCC) at the Cool Cats Project Exhibit Opening and Cat Adoption Event at the Rotary Centre for the Arts!…
  • Tea at High Noon

    From: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    Our English cook lovingly prepares finger sandwiches with coronation chicken, traditional scones and whipped cream, finishing off with Banoffee Pie, Lemon Curd Shortbread…
  • School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join us! All ages. Open to professors (bring your instrument) and spectators. Attendance by Donation. Food & drink available at our Licensed Bistro. The…
  • Coronation St. Beth & Sinead Live.

    Starting: 7:30 PM
    A rare treat for Coronation Street fans, Beth & Sinead offer a chance to hear from the newer generation of Corrie Stars who are behind the sewing machines and exciting…
  • Kelowna Culture Days

    Recurring daily
    From: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
    On September 28, 29 & 30 the Rotary Centre for the Arts is working with the City of Kelowna and ARTSCO to host Culture Days! Culture Days is a collaborative,…
  • Flicker by Dancers of Damelahamid

    From: 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
    Flicker is an innovative multi-media dance piece that combines graphic design with vividly rich imagery that represents the mystical realm portrayed through coastal masked…
  • Drawing for Beginners

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday
    From: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Learn to draw objects from life or a photo, in a great setting with Theresa Edwards . Focus will be spent on “Seeing like an Artist”, offering tools and ways to…
  • School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join us! All ages. Open to professors (bring your instrument) and spectators. Attendance by Donation. Food & drink available at our Licensed Bistro. The…
  • Arts Blast for Adults

    From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    This evening features Art, Drama, Dance, and Music and is led by local professional instructors… a stellar experience exploring the power of imagination. Refreshment cash…
  • God is a Scottish Drag Queen 2 - The Second Coming

    From: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    God, dressed in a floral power suit, returns to skewer everything from Platypus to Pocahontas in a hilarious sequel 2,000 years in the making! Fans across North…
  • School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join us! All ages. Open to professors (bring your instrument) and spectators. Attendance by Donation. Food & drink available at our Licensed Bistro. The…
  • Songs of the Southern Belles

    Recurring daily
    From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Songs of the Southern Belles is a concert celebrating the masterfully written melodies and lyrics of an age when country music reigned throughout the airwaves and local…

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