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 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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Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space 1
  • Largest Room 104
  • Total Sq. Ft. 44
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Theatre Capacity 326
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Live After 5: JAZZ JAM
    Date: Recurring weekly on Thursday until January 19, 2017
    Time: Starting: 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Live After 5: JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Showcasing…
  • Feel the Rhythm Community Drum Circle
    Date: Recurring weekly on Wednesday until January 19, 2017
    Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna,
    250-717-5304
    Description:
    Feel the Rhythm Community Drum Circle ($10 drop-in) Every Wednesday from 7-9 PM |…
  • Salsa Thursdays
    Date: Recurring weekly on Thursday until December 28, 2017
    Time: Starting: 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna presents Salsa Thursdays! Everyone is welcome -…
  • School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette
    Time: From: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Join us the second, third, and fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. This…
  • FIRSTthursdays in the Cultural District
    Date: Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday until November 2, 2017
    Time: From: 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    Description:
    FIRSThursdays is an opportunity to get out and explore Kelowna’s Culture District on…
  • Sculpture Creation w/Lucie Parent-Papi
    Date: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday until March 4, 2017
    Time: From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Explore your creative heart and experience how easy it is to create a unique sculpture…
  • Results with Rhonda
    Date: Recurring weekly on Monday until February 27, 2017
    Time: From: 12:00 PM to 12:50PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts - SunFM Dance Studio
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    This is a challenging mix of cardio, strength, and core training. It is instructor-led…
  • Living Things Festival: Objects in Motion Film Screening
    Time: From: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Mary Irwin Theatre
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    Description:
    To launch the first annual Living Things Festival, which runs from January 27 to…
  • TEA at High Noon
    Date: Recurring weekly on Tuesday until February 28, 2017
    Time: From: 11:00 AM to 01:00PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts - Atrium
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Enjoy a selection of sandwiches and sweet treats made on site by our English cook; with…
  • Noon Hour Yoga
    Date: Recurring weekly on Tuesday until February 28, 2017
    Time: From: 12:00 PM to 12:50PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts - SunFM Dance Studio
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304 250-469-8800
    Description:
    Break away from the work day and make the most of your lunch break. You will de-stress,…
  • Ballet & Creative Movement (ages 3-4)
    Date: Recurring weekly on Wednesday until March 15, 2017
    Time: From: 09:30 AM to 10:15 AM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    A great way to introduce your little one to the world of dance and physical activity.…
  • Bollywood – Basics
    Date: Recurring weekly on Wednesday until February 8, 2017
    Time: From: 12:10 PM to 12:50 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts - SunFM Dance Studio
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Come try this lively dance! The instructor has designed fun choreography that is filled…
  • Sarah Hagen
    Date: January 19, 2017
    Time: From: 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Awarded as the BC Touring Council’s 2015 Touring Artist of the year, Canadian pianist…
  • Tap Dance – Beginner
    Date: Recurring weekly on Thursday until March 2, 2017
    Time: From: 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts - SunFM Dance Studio
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    The thing with tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s very evocative and is one of the…
  • Bellyfit
    Date: Recurring weekly on Thursday until March 2, 2017
    Time: From: 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts - SunFM Dance Studio
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Bellyfit is an energetic fitness experience designed to connect to the primal feminine…
  • Illuminate 2017 Psychic Fair & More
    Date: January 20, 2017 - January 22, 2017
    Time: See website for details
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Do you know how to follow your heart, your gut-instinct, that little voice that says…
  • Sculpture Creation w/Lucie Parent-Papi (half day)
    Time: From: 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Explore your creative heart and experience how easy it is to create a unique…
  • Free Range Kids - Lenore Skenazy
    Date: January 23, 2017
    Time: From: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 878-8713
    Description:
    Join CATCH, Success By 6, and Central Okanagan Parent Advisory Council as we present…
  • #SocialChange150
    Date: January 26, 2017
    Time: Matinee & Evening Showtimes
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    Description:
    #SocialChange150 is a music music, dance and poetry show to both entertain,…
  • Living Things Festival: Portraits in Motion by Volker Gerling
    Date: January 27, 2017 - January 29, 2017
    Time: See event description or website for details
    Location:
    Mary Irwin Theatre
    Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    Description:
    Portraits in Motion is a piece of photographic…
  • Social Sundays: Dance, Mingle, Coffee
    Date: Recurring monthly on the last Sunday until May 28, 2017
    Time: From: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts Atrium
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Meet new friends – bring friends – learn…
  • Living Things Festival: Goods by Samuel Roy-Bois & Neil Cadger
    Date: January 30, 2017 - January 31, 2017
    Time: From: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Salloum Room
    Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    Description:
    Goods is a performance/installation featuring everyday…
  • Tai Chi – Qi Gong
    Date: Recurring weekly on Tuesday until March 14, 2017
    Time: From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts - SunFM Dance Studio
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Qi Gong consists of gentle, relaxing exercises which are usually practiced standing,…
  • Living Things Festival: The Message is a Mess by Moth Orbit Object…
    Date: February 2, 2017 - February 5, 2017
    Time: See event description or website for details
    Location:
    Salloum Room
    Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    Description:
    A brain on a dinner plate tries desperately to declare his interest in a brain on…
  • Living Things Festival: Caws and Effect by Mind of a Snail
    Date: February 2, 2017 - February 5, 2017
    Time: See event description or website for details
    Location:
    Mary Irwin Theatre
    Rotary Centre for the Arts 421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    Description:
    Crows are re-dreaming the world. Is the future all it's cracked up to…
  • Living Things Festival: Closing Night Party
    Date: February 4, 2017
    Time: See website for details
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    Description:
    The closing night party for the festival will be held on February 4, following the Caws…
  • Magical Night of Laughter
    Date: February 9, 2017
    Time: From: 06:00 PM to 09:15 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 861-5465
    Description:
    Join us for the 3rd Annual “A Magical Night of Laughter – Love Gives Back…
  • Snowed in Comedy Tour
    Date: February 10, 2017
    Time: From: 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned into a Canadian success story. In a market…
  • Formosa Quartet with Reiko Uchida
    Date: February 11, 2017
    Time: From: 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Winners of the First Prize and the Amadeus Prize at the London International String…
  • Love.Be.Best.FREE
    Date: February 17, 2017
    Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    The premiere work from young tap dance virtuoso, Danny Nielsen, Love.Be.Best.FREE,…
  • Leela Gilda in Concert
    Date: March 10, 2017
    Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    A passionate singer/songwriter and soulful performer, Leela Gilday, has a voice that…
  • Bobby Bazini in Concert
    Date: March 19, 2017
    Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Born in Mont-Laurier, Quebec to a family of country musicians, Bobby Bazini was…
  • Joe Trio
    Date: March 21, 2017
    Time: 7:30 PM
    Description:
    Joe Trio is Cameron Wilson, violin; Charles Inkman, cello and Allen Stiles, piano. br…
  • Joe Trio in Concert
    Date: March 21, 2017
    Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    Joe Trio is not your average piano trio. They don't want to be neatly categorized, but…
  • Imani Winds
    Date: April 1, 2017
    Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Description:
    Valerie Coleman- flute/composer Toyin Spellman-Diaz- oboe,Mariam Adam- clarinet, Jeff…
  • Rock of Ages
    Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Rotary Centre for the Arts
    421 Cawston Avenue
    Kelowna, BC
    (250) 717-5304
    Description:
    New Vintage Theatre presents ROCK OF AGES . Adapted for the stage by…

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