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

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    Starting: 5:00 PM
    Live After 5: 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…
  • Feel the Rhythm Community Drum Circle

    Recurring weekly on Wednesday
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Feel the Rhythm Community Drum Circle ($10 drop-in) Every Wednesday from 7-9 PM | Facilitated by Jim Copeman Drum Circle has 4 intentions: Explore Your Inner Rhythm. A drum…
  • Salsa Thursdays

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    Starting: 8:00 PM
    Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna presents Salsa Thursdays! Everyone is welcome - singles, couples, all levels, and ages. This event has been ongoing since 2007, with a…
  • School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

    From: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
    Join us the second, third, and fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. This all-ages event is open to professors (bring your instrument) and spectators. Attendance…
  • FIRSTthursdays in the Cultural District

    Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
    From: 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
    FIRSThursdays is an opportunity to get out and explore Kelowna’s Culture District on the first Thursday of each month. Kelowna’s Cultural District, once the centre of the…
  • Sculpture Creation w/Lucie Parent-Papi

    Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
    From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
    Explore your creative heart and experience how easy it is to create a unique sculpture using Paverpol, an eco-friendly, non-toxic textile hardener. You’ll go home at the…
  • Results with Rhonda

    Recurring weekly on Monday
    From: 12:00 PM to 12:50PM
    This is a challenging mix of cardio, strength, and core training. It is instructor-led and can be as challenging as you make it. You pick the weight and the intensity and…
  • Noon Hour Yoga

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday
    From: 12:00 PM to 12:50PM
    Break away from the work day and make the most of your lunch break. You will de-stress, get fit, and be ready for a productive afternoon. Visit website to register.…
  • TEA at High Noon

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday
    From: 11:00 AM to 01:00PM
    Enjoy a selection of sandwiches and sweet treats made on site by our English cook; with tea or coffee as an accompaniment. Groups please call ahead to reserve space, (250)…
  • Ballet & Creative Movement (ages 3-4)

    Recurring weekly on Wednesday
    From: 09:30 AM to 10:15 AM
    A great way to introduce your little one to the world of dance and physical activity. Make new friends and build a foundation for ballet through songs and games focused on…
  • Bellyfit

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    From: 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM
    Bellyfit is an energetic fitness experience designed to connect to the primal feminine force within. With inspiration from pilates, yoga, and cultural dances including…
  • Tap Dance – Beginner

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    From: 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
    The thing with tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s very evocative and is one of the greatest feel-good dances you’ll ever encounter. It makes everyone smile. By the end…
  • Sculpture Creation w/Lucie Parent-Papi (half day)

    From: 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Explore your creative heart and experience how easy it is to create a unique sculpture using Paverpol, an eco-friendly, non-toxic textile hardener. You’ll go…
  • Social Sundays: Dance, Mingle, Coffee

    Recurring monthly on the last Sunday
    From: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Meet new friends – bring friends – learn current dance genres – leave feeling socialized and ready for the week to come.…
  • Tai Chi – Qi Gong

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday
    From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Qi Gong consists of gentle, relaxing exercises which are usually practiced standing, but can also be done in a sitting position. Movements are easy to follow and designed…
  • Poles Apart Photography Exhibit: Contrasting Antarctica with the…

    Recurring daily
    From: 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM
    Poles Apart is a visual and educational photography exhibit contrasting Antarctica with the Arctic, two polar environments similar and yet so vastly different. The exhibit…
  • Tricia Dalgleish Piano Lounge

    Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
    7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
    Join Tricia every first Thursday of the month for a lighthearted evening of jazz, latin, and pop. Tricia Dalgleish was born and raised in British Columbia, and…
  • Leela Gilday in Concert

    7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    A passionate singer/songwriter and soulful performer, Leela Gilday, has a voice that comes straight from the heart. Confessing her stories to her audiences with a gutsy…
  • Compass - A 5Rhythms Workshop with Chantell Foss

    Recurring daily
    Where do you find yourself, in the landscape of your life? What direction is your compass pointing? In Compass, we’ll use the maps and magnetisms of…
  • Bobby Bazini in Concert

    From: 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Born in Mont-Laurier, Quebec to a family of country musicians, Bobby Bazini was naturally encouraged during his childhood to sing and play guitar. Pushed by a radio station…
  • Joe Trio in Concert

    7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    Joe Trio is not your average piano trio. They don't want to be neatly categorized, but instead strive for diversity, versatility, and more than a little humour and…
  • Good Rockin' Tonight

    From: 07:00 PM to 09:15 PM
    Good Rockin' Tonight Internationally known singer & pianist Rod Russell is thrilling audiences across Canada with the best music of our time - hit by Jerry Lee…
  • Imani Winds

    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Valerie Coleman- flute/composer Toyin Spellman-Diaz- oboe,Mariam Adam- clarinet, Jeff Scott- French horn/composer, Monica Ellis- bassoon Considered North America’s…
  • Rock of Ages

    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    New Vintage Theatre presents ROCK OF AGES . Adapted for the stage by Chris D'Arienzo. With permission by Samuel French Ltd. Okanagan Premiere!…
  • A Forever Frozen Story

    From: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Enjoy an amazing and interactive large-scale musical in the world of Hans Christian Andersen’s fascinating tale. Take part in a fantastic journey to the land of winter, a…
  • Spring WestJet Wine Tastings

    From: 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
    The urban chic setting of the Rotary Centre for the Arts is your venue to taste over 250 wines all under one roof. Famous across Canada as one of the most fun wine…

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