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.

Activities & Attractions
Arts & Entertainment
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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
Mar 07

Jazz Jam

Recurring weekly on Thursday until April 25, 2024

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Join us at the Jazz Jam with your hosts, Craig Thomson and Stephen Buck.

At the Jam, local jazz musicians, both...

Mar 07

IWC Writing Workshop

Dates vary between December 7, 2023 - April 4, 2024

Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

Join the IWC collective for a night of editing and peer review. This workshop invites writers at all stages to engage...

Mar 08

Stories & Art: No Longer Hidden

March 8, 2024

Rotary Centre for the Arts

On International Women's Day, the Kelowna Women's Shelter, is bringing the voices of survivors of domestic abuse into...

Mar 14


Dates vary between March 14, 2024 - March 16, 2024

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Opera Kelowna presents their studio production, Wreckonciliation, a groundbreaking musical response to the decade following...