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
  • School of Blues

    Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join us the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of every month for the School of Blues! All ages. Open to performers (bring your instrument) and spectators. Food and drink available…
  • School of Blues

    Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join us the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of every month for the School of Blues! All ages. Open to performers (bring your instrument) and spectators. Food and drink available…
  • School of Blues

    Recurring monthly on the 4th Thursday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Join us the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of every month for the School of Blues! All ages. Open to performers (bring your instrument) and spectators. Food and drink available…
  • Salsa Thursdays

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    From: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Rotary Centre for the Arts presents Salsa Thursdays. Open to singles and couples of all levels and ages. Start off with a 30-minute lesson followed by an evening of…
  • Tricia at the RCA!

    Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
    From: 7:15 PM to 8:15 PM
    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…
  • Kelowna Toastmasters

    Recurring weekly on Monday
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Are you nervous speaking in groups? in public? Would you like to learn how to be a more effective, dynamic speaker? Would you like to learn in a fun, supportive…
  • Karaoke Fridays

    Recurring weekly on Friday
    From: 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
    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 for Karaoke and enjoy delicious food and beverages at…
  • Feel the Rhythm Drum Circle

    Recurring every 2 weeks on Wednesday
    From: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
    Anybody can attend our Community Drum Circle. No drumming experience is necessary and people join with different intentions. For example, some people enjoy the musicality…
  • All Bodies Dance Kelowna

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday
    From: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Facilitated by Sarah Lapp and Lucy Hazelwood Community dance for EVERY BODY! These classes are for anyone with or without a disability interested in dancing and…
  • Tap Dance Level 1 with Lucy Hazelwood

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    From: 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
    The thing with Tap is; it’s all about the noise! It’s one of the greatest feel-good dances you’ll ever encounter – it makes everyone smile. By the end of a…
  • Tap Dance Level 2 with Lucy Hazelwood

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    From: 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
    This class has been designed to take your skills to the next level, strengthening the fundamental steps and directly follows Level One. Tap to great music, while increasing…
  • Jazz Dance with Lucy Hazelwood

    Recurring weekly on Thursday
    From: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Jazz dance is a motivating, fun, upbeat class with a lot of movement. Jazz involves a broad range of styles ranging from the 1950s to modern Jazz today. This class is…
  • Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

    Recurring daily
    Starting: 7:30 PM
    Accomplished physicist Sir Claud Amory has constructed a workable formula for one of the most deadly weapons known to man – the atom bomb. Hercule Poirot, with the…
  • Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Evening Show: 7:30 PM | Matinee: 2 PM
    Accomplished physicist Sir Claud Amory has constructed a workable formula for one of the most deadly weapons known to man – the atom bomb. Hercule Poirot, with the…
  • The Spring WestJet Wine Tastings

    Recurring daily
    From: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    Taste over 250 British Columbian wines all under one roof, at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. With wineries organized by their different regions, you can tour throughout…
  • The Comic Strippers

    Starting: 8:00 PM
    A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY. WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of…
  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Evening (Wed-Sat): 7 PM | Matinee (Sunday): 2 PM
    Seymour is a humble plant store employee when his skid row, downtown life is forever changed by a total eclipse of the sun. Will…
  • Tim Tamashiro - When You're Smiling

    From: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    When You’re Smiling is a show about three rascals named Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. You might know them as The Rat Pack but they called themselves “The…
  • Walk For Arthritis-10th Aniversary!

    From: 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    The Walk for Arthritis is a one day community-based event that raises much needed funds for the more than 6 million Canadians affected by arthritis. The Walk for Arthritis…
  • Yellow Submarine - On Stage

    Recurring daily
    Evening & Matinee Showtimes
    All you need is Love. Join us on this theatre adventure where the music-hating Blue Meanies take over Pepperland and freeze everyone within it, including the protectors,…
  • Murray McLauchlan

    From: 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 45-year career, he has released 19 albums and been awarded 11…

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