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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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  • 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.
  • Largest Room 104
  • Total Sq. Ft. 44
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Theatre Capacity 326
  • Number of Rooms 5
Aug 24

Down the Rabbit Hole

August 23, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Our 2019 feature performance, Down The Rabbit Hole, is a story based on Alice in Wonderland told through dance and acrobatics....

Aug 26

Summer Break Arts Blast DAY Camps

Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until August 30, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity daily with learning ‘led by their...

Aug 26

Summer Arts Blast Camp for Preschoolers

August 26, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Pre-schoolers (ages 3-5) explore the wonders of visual and performing arts. Camps are fun, encouraging, creative and safe...

Aug 29

Jazz Jam

Recurring weekly on Thursday until December 19, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Live After 5: JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Showcasing local talent in the South Atrium,...

Aug 29

Salsa Thursdays

Recurring weekly on Thursday until December 19, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Rotary Centre for the Arts presents Salsa Thursdays. Open to singles and couples of all levels and ages. Start off with...

Aug 29

School of Blues

Recurring weekly on Thursday until August 29, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Bo Higgs is taking over the School of Blues timeslot for the month of August! He has returned from 15 years in New Zealand....

Aug 30

Karaoke Fridays

Recurring weekly on Friday

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Test out your singing chops at the RCA! Every Friday, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Atrium, grab your friends and join us...

Sep 12

School of Blues

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday until September 12, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Join us the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of every month for the School of Blues! All ages. Open to performers (bring your...

Sep 19

School of Blues

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday until September 19, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Join us the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of every month for the School of Blues! All ages. Open to performers (bring your...

Oct 29

Thrill the World

October 29, 2019

Stuart Park

Join us for Thrill the World Kelowna 2019 where we dance simultaneously with thousands around the world to Michael Jackson's...