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 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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  • 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
    From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Live After 5: JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Showcasing local talent in the South…
  • Feel the Rhythm Community Drum Circle

    Recurring weekly on Wednesday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Facilitated by Jim Copeman, Drum Circle has four intentions: Explore Your Inner Rhythm. A drum circle allows you to do…
  • 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…
  • FIRSTthursdays in the Cultural District

    Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
    From: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    FIRSTthursdays 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 center of the…
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Starting: 7:30 PM
    Kelowna’s award-winning Fred Skeleton Theatre Company presents a ribald, unrestrained take on the classic story about a mental hospital and its motley group of…
  • Chamber Music Kelowna presents the Rolston String Quartet

    From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Chamber Music Kelowna opens its 2017/2018 season on Wednesday, October 18 with the accomplished Rolston String Quartet. In 2016, RSQ was named among the CBC's “30 Hot…
  • School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join us for School of Blues! All ages. Open to professors (bring your instrument) and spectators. Attendance by donation. Food & drink available at our Licensed…
  • Scenic Folk Art (ages 7 - 12)

    From: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    Join Sarah Parsons for a fun art class creating ‘Maud Lewis’ inspired folk art. We will be looking at Maud Lewis’s work and will recreate our own folk art inspired by her…
  • Haunted: Halloween Party

    Starting: 8:00 PM
    Just when you think Kelowna’s settling down from another busy summer season, another big event is on the horizon. Every year, the Rotary…
  • Canada, It's Complicated Tour

    From: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    An innovative new production by Mary Walsh embarks on a national tour this fall, travelling to every Canadian province and territory. Featuring sketches and satirical songs…
  • Artists Among Us 2017

    From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Every year, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kelowna hosts an evening of art and community as we celebrate the accomplishments of our ArtWorks Studio…
  • Liberation Days

    Recurring daily
    Starting: 7:00 PM
    After years of terror under the German occupation in WWII, The Netherlands are liberated by Canadian Forces. In the weeks that follow a Dutch woman and Canadian…
  • Liberation Days

    Recurring daily
    From: 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
    After years of terror under German occupation in WWII, The Netherlands are liberated by Canadian Forces. In the weeks that follow a Dutch woman and Canadian soldier fall in…
  • School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

    Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join us for School of Blues! All ages. Open to professors (bring your instrument) and spectators. Attendance by donation. Food & drink available at our Licensed…
  • School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

    Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join us for School of Blues! All ages. Open to professors (bring your instrument) and spectators. Attendance by donation. Food & drink available at our Licensed…
  • School of Blues with Kenny Wayne & Sherman Doucette

    Recurring monthly on the 4th Thursday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join us for School of Blues! All ages. Open to professors (bring your instrument) and spectators. Attendance by donation. Food & drink available at our Licensed…
  • Music of the Heavens feat. Orchid Ensemble

    From: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Music of the Heavens is a community-based creation of a live musical and multimedia visual animated performance told through images of ancient astrological stories…
  • O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

    Recurring daily
    From: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss…grab your teacups! London’s three-time IMPRESARIO award-winning comedians James & Jamesy present their outrageously funny…
  • Kelowna Education & Career Fair

    9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    "Empowering people at all stages of life to make their dreams into reality through meaningful connections. For 21 years, ECF has been inspiring residents of…
  • A Kelowna Christmas Carol

    Recurring daily
    From: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Celebrate Canada’s 150th with this magnificent Christmas production of Charles Dicken’s classic, set in the first days of our fine city, complete with music. A wonderful…
  • A Kelowna Christmas Carol

    From: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Celebrate Canada’s 150th with this magnificent Christmas production of Charles Dicken’s classic, set in the first days of our fine city, complete with music. A wonderful…
  • A Kelowna Christmas Carol

    From: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Celebrate Canada’s 150th with this magnificent Christmas production of Charles Dicken’s classic, set in the first days of our fine city, complete with music. A wonderful…

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