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
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 19

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! 

Feb 19

Exploration Dance Kelowna - Winter Classes

Recurring weekly on Wednesday until March 18, 2020

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Community dance for ANY BODY!

These classes are FREE for anyone with or without a disability interested in dancing...

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,...

Feb 28


February 28, 2020

Rotary Centre for the Arts

asses.masses is a solo performance for multiple players about sharing the load of revolution.

In each performance,...

Mar 12

The Boom Booms

March 12, 2020

Rotary Centre for the Arts

The Boom Booms are a celebrated Canadian band from Vancouver, BC. They blend storytelling and dance music with draws on...

Mar 13

Saudade by Joshua Beamish

March 13, 2020

Rotary Centre for the Arts

"Saudade is a Portuguese word. When I looked it up, I found terse translations: nostalgia; longing; missing; yearning....