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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
Dec 03

“Two Canadians in Paris” at the Mary Irwin Theatre

December 3, 2022

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Two acclaimed Canadian musicians will engage Kelowna students and concert-goers this Saturday. The violin and piano duo...

Dec 08

North Pole Stories

Dates vary between December 8, 2022 - December 17, 2022

Rotary Centre for the Arts

RCA & New Vintage Theatre Present: North Pole Stories by Bonnie Gratz

After Santa and Mrs. Claus deliver all...

Dec 08

RCA & New Vintage Theatre Present: North Pole Stories by Bonnie Gratz

Dates vary between December 8, 2022 - December 17, 2022

Mary Irwin Theatre

RCA & New Vintage Theatre Present: North Pole Stories by Bonnie Gratz

After Santa and Mrs. Claus deliver all...

Dec 10

Afro-Latin Dance Party at the RCA

December 10, 2022

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Calling all Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba dancers! Join us for a an evening of dancing at the RCA in our Atrium with DJ...

Dec 10

Free Christmas concert by tuba players of the Kelowna City Band, and guests

December 10, 2022

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Christmas is approaching, and you can get in the Christmas spirit with your favourite carols played on your favourite...

Dec 22

The Nutcracker

December 22, 2022 - December 23, 2022

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Come and join Mission Dance Company as they present this performance featuring their accomplished and passionate dancers,...

Jan 25

Suzie Vinnick & Lloyd Spiegel

January 25, 2023

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Don't miss these two award-winning musical icons as they perform in the Mary Irwin Theatre on their Canadian tour!

Suzie...

Feb 04

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald

February 4, 2023

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Don't miss this mesmerizing JUNO nominated duo live in the Mary Irwin Theatre!

Nova Scotian sisters Cassie and...

Mar 09

Yuk Yuk's - I am Woman Hear Me Laugh

March 9, 2023

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Catch some of Canada's funniest comedians in the Mary Irwin Theatre for an unforgettable night of laughs!

Since...