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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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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
    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…
  • Tricia Dalgleish Piano Lounge

    Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
    From: 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
    Tricia Dalgleish was born and raised in British Columbia, and makes her home in Kelowna, BC. She began playing piano at the age of five, and has spent her life deeply…
  • EMBODIMENT III: Drag & Burlesque

    From: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    EMBODIMENT III is the Okanagan's biggest and baddest drag and burlesque show. Since its inception in 2013, Embodiment has been known for its cutting-edge performances…
  • Sugarplum Ball

    From: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
    With the goal of promoting an atmosphere of inclusivity, the Sugarplum Ball features multiple parties and a drag runway, which in 2015 Mayor Colin Basran…
  • Fairy Tale High

    Recurring daily
    Two Showtimes: 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
    New Vintage Theatre is pleased to present... Fairy Tale High, by Bonnie Gratz & RSS Theatre Alumni. High school is…
  • Chamber Music Kelowna Presents: Jens Lindemann & Jennifer Snow

    From: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass…
  • Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar Competition

    From: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    It’s the night everyone has been waiting for—join us as we crown Kelowna’s Next Drag Superstar! We’ve decided to switch up our drag competition this year, making it a…
  • Bif Naked “I Bificus Songs and Stories Tour”

    From: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    From her beginnings as an orphan in India, to celebrated international recording artist, poet, and author, Bif Naked remains innovative, revolutionary, and inspiring. She…
  • The Comic Strippers

    From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    The Comic Strippers - A male stripper parody and improve comedy show. Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves, and even quicker wits. A show for…
  • Fall Westjet Wine Tastings

    Recurring daily
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    There is not a sour grape in the crowd at what has become one of the most popular wine events across Canada. The WestJet Wine Tastings combine sass, savour, and…

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