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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
Oct 18

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...

Oct 21

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Recurring weekly on Monday until October 21, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Designed for first time painters or passionate hobbyists, this painting class is about building the skills required...

Oct 21

Jazz Dance

Recurring weekly on Monday until October 28, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Jazz dance is a motivating, fun, upbeat class with a lot of movement. Jazz involves a broad range of styles ranging from...

Oct 21

Tribal Belly Dance Fundamentals

Recurring weekly on Monday until October 21, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Made for newcomers to belly dancing and those already familiar with the art form. This belly dancing class will...

Oct 22

Tap Dance

Recurring weekly on Tuesday until October 22, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

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...

Oct 23

Dracula: The Bloody Truth

October 23, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

If you like vampires, magic, special effects, Monty Python, Scooby Doo, Wham!, Nosefurato, Scooby Doo, Hallowe'en,...

Oct 24

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,...

Oct 24

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...

Oct 29

Thrill the World

October 29, 2019

Stuart Park

Join us for Thrill the World Kelowna 2019 where we dance simultaneously with thousands around the world to Michael Jackson's...

Nov 14

The Last Song of The Christmas Belles

Dates vary between November 14, 2019 - November 23, 2019

Rotary Centre for the Arts

Four friends perform their famous holiday show every year, but this year's Christmas Eve gig at Lucifer's Steakhouse and...