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Experience Kelowna's Live Theatre: A Guide to Indoor Performances

A stage at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna, set up with chairs, a chandelier, and various furniture pieces in a theater setting.
Rotary Centre for the Arts

Kelowna is a location of cultural enrichment, where live theatre thrives in a variety of intimate and grand venues. Here we invite you on a journey through the exciting indoor theatre scene of Kelowna, showcasing a collection of performances that promise to captivate, entertain, and inspire.

Kelowna Community Theatre

Located in the city's centre, the Kelowna Community Theatre has played host to an eclectic mix of performances, ranging from classical ballet to avant-garde comedy. The theatre's upcoming roster includes the timeless charm of "The Nutcracker" presented by the Canadian School of Ballet, offering a festive treat for families this December. For those seeking a twist on holiday cheer, "God is a Scottish Drag Queen Christmas Show" promises an evening of laughter and unconventional yuletide stories. The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra's "Yuletide Ukulele" performance brings a unique musical blend to celebrate the New Year.

Kelowna Actors Studio

Another place in Kelowna's theatrical crown is the Kelowna Actors Studio. Known as the Okanagan's favourite theatre company and concert venue, this space also serves as a nurturing ground for performing arts education. Here, the magic of musical theatre comes alive with productions like "The Wizard of Oz," a holiday classic that transports audiences to a world beyond the rainbow. The laughter continues with "Train Wreck Comedy: Lori Ferguson-Ford" and the beloved "A Charlie Brown Christmas," a heartwarming rendition of the classic holiday tale.

In early 2024, the studio will present "Mama Mia," a musical adaptation of the iconic film, alongside other captivating performances such as "Matilda," "Phantom of the Opera," and "Evil Dead." The Kelowna Actors Studio not only entertains but also enriches, providing a platform for both seasoned performers and emerging talents.

Rotary Centre for the Arts

The Rotary Centre for the Arts adds another layer to Kelowna's cultural fabric. As a hub for arts and culture, this venue presents a diverse range of performances that reflect the city's creative pulse. December brings "You're A Mean One - A Magical Journey Told Through Dance," a unique dance interpretation of a beloved holiday story. "Mountains on Stage" offers a cinematic adventure, showcasing breathtaking mountain films. The Kelowna City Concert Band's Christmas Concert is a local tradition, blending festive melodies with community spirit. For a folksy Christmas experience, "Cod Gone Wild Neighbourhood Rounds Christmas" presents an evening of music and merriment.


The live theatre scene offers diverse performances that resonate with audiences of all ages and tastes. From classical ballet to cutting-edge comedy, the city's indoor theatres offer a rich palette of artistic experiences. Kelowna invites locals and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the dynamic world of the live performances, where every show is an opportunity to explore, enjoy, and be inspired.