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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
Jan 17

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...

Jan 20

James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong Live

January 20, 2020

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Chamber Music Kelowna (CMK) is thrilled to bring back violinist James Ehnes and pianist Andrew Armstrong to perform as...

Jan 22

BalAnce Well-Being Wednesdays at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Weekly well-being presentations to help YOU create your best life! 

Jan 23

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

January 23, 2020

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Join us for an inspiring evening of film! The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is one of the worlds largest environmental...

Feb 19

The Walk: An Artist’s Eye on the World

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until February 29, 2020

Toolbox Theatre at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

Global Citizen Events present a play by Catherine Cunningham-Huston.

The haunting, sometimes agonizing, stories...

Feb 20

Community Art Night

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday until April 16, 2020

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Join us in the Cool Arts studio on the third Thursday of every month. People of all ages and abilities are invited to...

Feb 26

NOW is the Time Sustainability Fair 2020

February 26, 2020

Rotary Centre for the Arts

NOW is the Time. Connect. Discover. Engage.

Join us for a sustainable living fair to meet local people, businesses,...