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 becoming a focal point in the growing downtown area, a place where people of all ages can meet, gain inspiration and learn about the arts. The Centre houses the 332-seat Mary Irwin Theatre, eight resident artists, a bistro, box office, pottery studio, a board room, galleries, dance studio, rehearsal hall, greenroom and set shop. 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…
  • 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…
  • Tea at High Noon

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday
    From: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    A selection of sandwiches and sweet treats made on site by our English cook; tea or coffee as accompaniment. Reservations recommended.
  • Social Sundays: Dance, Mingle, Coffee

    From: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Meet new friends – bring friends – learn current dance genres – leave feeling socialized and ready for the week to come.…
  • Traditional Chinese Painting - Display Case Exhibition

    Recurring daily
    From: 8:00 AM to 08:00 PM
    Chinese painting is one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. Traditional painting involves essentially the same techniques as calligraphy and is done…
  • Visual Arts Exhibit

    Recurring daily
    From: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    This exhibition presents the work of the visual artists whose activities in 2016 and beyond placed them in the top spots of the visual arts category of the 10th Annual…
  • EXHIBIT: Wayne Wilson

    Recurring daily
    From: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Wayne Wilson was born in Lillooet, BC in a house his father built of railway ties. Wayne’s father had grown up in the Okanagan (Oliver) and, after moving around British…
  • The Comedy of Errors

    Recurring weekly on Sunday
    From: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    In honour of Canada's 150th Birthday, Theatre Kelowna Society, Shakespeare Kelowna Society, and the Rotary Centre for the Arts are presenting "The Comedy of Errors,"…
  • Into the Woods Jr.

    Recurring daily
    Matinee & Evening Showtimes
    A new take on Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s groundbreaking musical fairytale about wishes and the choices we make Be careful what you wish for as Stephen…
  • EXHIBIT: The Breastfeeding Art Expo

    Recurring daily
    From: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    This first-time-ever unique exposition explores breastfeeding. The large expo includes fifteen innovative community art projects where professional artists networked with…
  • DIVAS - Celebrating Divas of Pop and Broadway

    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Celebration Singers Kelowna invites musical lovers to their annual spring show entitled “DIVAS! Celebrating Divas of Pop and Broadway.” It is a review of music from some of…
  • Enrico Rennella

    From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Kelowna Canadian Italian Club presents Italian singer/comedian, Enrico Rennella. Enrico will delight you in his one-man show, with exhilarating tales of his adventures in…
  • A Night of Bowie: The Definitive Experience

    From: 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM
    Victoria musician, Syl Thompson, and his band have been paying tribute to the musical works of David Bowie for more than three decades. Thompson embodies Bowie’s exquisite…
  • 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…
  • 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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