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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
Jun 20

Kelowna Out & Proud Film Festival

June 19, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Join us for two nights of film at the Mary Irwin Theatre featuring stories by and about the LGBT2Q+ community. Drinks...

Jun 20

Jazz Jam

Recurring weekly on Thursday until December 19, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Live After 5: JAZZ JAM is open to both players and listeners of all ages. Showcasing local talent in the South Atrium,...

Jun 20

Salsa Thursdays

Recurring weekly on Thursday until December 19, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Rotary Centre for the Arts presents Salsa Thursdays. Open to singles and couples of all levels and ages. Start off with...

Jun 20

School of Blues

Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday until September 19, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Join us the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of every month for the School of Blues! All ages. Open to performers (bring your...

Jun 20

Find Your Groove - Community Art Night

June 20, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Come get your groove on at our next Community Art Night! We'll be playing records and creating work inspired by the music....

Jun 21

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...

Jun 24

Tribal Belly Dance Fundamentals

Recurring weekly on Monday until June 24, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Tribal Belly Dance with Brittney Gray

Made for newcomers to belly dancing and those already familiar with the...

Jun 26

Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle

Recurring every 2 weeks on Wednesday until June 26, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Anybody can attend our Community Drum Circle. No drumming experience is necessary and people join with different intentions....

Jun 27

School of Blues

Recurring monthly on the 4th Thursday until September 26, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Join us the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of every month for the School of Blues! All ages. Open to performers (bring your...

Jun 28

Bourne to be Ozz: The Canadian Ozzy & Black Sabbath Experience

June 28, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

“As close as you’re gonna get to the real thing”

Bourne to be Ozz: The Canadian Ozzy & Black Sabbath Experience...

Jun 30

2 Exhibition Opening

June 30, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Please join Cool Arts Society and the Portland Art & Learning Studio for the international, simultaneous opening receptions...

Jul 02

Summer Break Arts Blast DAY Camps

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 6, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity daily with learning ‘led by their...

Jul 08

Summer Arts Blast 5-Day Camps

Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until August 16, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

These themed camps feature a wide selection of fun and creative art activities – it’s the total Arts Blast experience....

Jul 11

School of Blues

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday until September 12, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Join us the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of every month for the School of Blues! All ages. Open to performers (bring your...

Jul 15

Summer Break Arts Blast DAY Camps

Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until August 2, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity daily with learning ‘led by their...

Aug 06

Summer Break Arts Blast DAY Camps

Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until August 8, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity daily with learning ‘led by their...

Aug 19

Summer Break Arts Blast DAY Camps

Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until August 30, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

This unique camp experience allows your child to explore and expand their creativity daily with learning ‘led by their...

Aug 26

Summer Arts Blast Camp for Preschoolers

August 26, 2019 - August 30, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Pre-schoolers (ages 3-5) explore the wonders of visual and performing arts. Camps are fun, encouraging, creative and safe...