Centre In The Square

101 Queen Street North
Kitchener ON  N2H 6P7

Phone: (519) 578-1570

Centre In The Square

An acoustical and architectural jewel, Centre In The Square, was designed by Rieder, Hymmen and Lobban, and opened in September, 1980. The cost to build The Centre was just over $11 million.

The focal point of the spacious building is the Raffi Armenian Theatre, one of North America's most expansive, acoustically- superior halls. Specially-designed to deliver optimal acoustics, performers rave about how they are heard with the same warmth and brilliance in the very last row as in the first. The design offers exceptional, unobstructed views of the stage, which is one of the largest stages in North America.

The acoustically-superior hall seats over 2,000 audience members.

Centre In The Square is Kitchener's world-class live performing arts venue; Creating memorable experiences since 1980.

The Centre In The Square is governed by a 14-member board, which includes the mayor, three City of Kitchener councillors, and eight citizens appointed by Kitchener City Council. Board members can be appointed for two, three year consecutive terms after which they must leave the board for one year before applying for re-appointment.

Everyone is welcome to apply for a position on The Centre's board. Positions are advertised in the paper, by the City of Kitchener, as they become available.

The General Manager, who heads The Centre's work force, reports directly to the board. Under the General Manager are approximately 20 full-time staff and as many as 150 part-time employees (receptionists, ushers, box office staff and stage crew).

Hilary Abel
Jennifer Appleby Vines
Sandy Delamere, KW Symphony Representative
Murray Gamble, Vice Chair
John Gazzola, Councillor
Barry Hunt
Bil Ioannidis, Councillor
Tim Jackson, Chair
Zyg Janecki, Councillor
Shawn Mathers
Marcus Shantz
David Strucke
Rick Weiss, KW Art Gallery Representative
Carl Zehr, Mayor

'CREATING MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES'
(Amended and adopted by the Board of Directors, June 28, 2005)

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Business Information


Founded: 1980

Categories: Concert Venue, Non-Profit Organization, Theatre

Hours

Mon: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

The Legendary Gordon Lightfoot

The Legendary Gordon Lightfoot
08:00 pm - 22 November 2018

At Centre In The Square

A national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot is beloved by music fans around the world. Born November 17, 1938 in Orillia, Ontario Gordon Lightfoot studied at Los Angeles'...

The Australian Pink Floyd Show - Time 2018

The Australian Pink Floyd Show - Time 2018
08:00 pm - 18 October 2018

At Centre In The Square

To celebrate thirty years of performing the glorious music of Pink Floyd, The Australian Pink Floyd Show will present a tour entitled “Time”,one of the best...

Celtic Thunder X

Celtic Thunder X
08:00 pm - 04 October 2018

At Centre In The Square

Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers of Celtic Thunder X (Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne) deliver new...

The Gipsy Kings Featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo

The Gipsy Kings Featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
08:00 pm - 20 September 2018

At Centre In The Square

Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind 'Bamboléo' celebrate in their...

World Rock Symphony Orchestra

World Rock Symphony Orchestra
08:00 pm - 05 September 2018

At Centre In The Square

An amazing concert experience Featuring former members of Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention, TV’s ROCKSTAR INXS, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Broadway’s...

The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show

The Monkees Present: The Mike & Micky Show
08:00 pm - 19 June 2018

At Centre In The Square

Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will hit the road in June for their first-ever national tour as a duo. Billed as “The Monkees Present: The Mike...

Raffi

Raffi
01:00 pm - 03 June 2018

At Centre In The Square

Raffi

Raffi
01:00 pm - 03 June 2018

At Centre In The Square

Raffi

Raffi
01:00 pm - 03 June 2018

At Centre In The Square

Tickets on sale Wednesday @ 10AM! Raffi, North America’s preeminent family entertainer, turns 70 this year, and he is marking the occasion with a new album and...

Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off World Tour

Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off World Tour
07:00 pm - 26 May 2018

At Centre In The Square

After a year of national scandal and following a sold-out run of stand-up shows and rave reviews around the globe, Kathy Griffin is returning with the much-anticipated...

Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell
07:30 pm - 25 May 2018

At Centre In The Square

Daniel O'Donnell made record-breaking chart history earlier this year by becoming the first recording artist in the history of the UK Artist Album Chart to have...

KWHydro Electric Thursday's: Bowie and Prince

KWHydro Electric Thursday's: Bowie and Prince
08:00 pm - 24 May 2018

At Centre In The Square

Ziggy Stardust, Station to Station, Low, Heroes, Scary Monsters... 1999, Purple Rain, Parade, Sign, The Gold Experience... David Bowie blazed the trail, and whether...

The Illusionists

The Illusionists
07:30 pm - 17 May 2018

At Centre In The Square

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences...

Ode To Joy - Beethoven 9

Ode To Joy - Beethoven 9
08:00 pm - 12 May 2018

At Centre In The Square

Andrei Feher, Conductor Grand Philharmonic Choir Barbara Croall: Mijidwewinan Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D major, Choral Join the Orchestra, star soloists and...

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
08:00 pm - 10 May 2018

At Centre In The Square

Lindi Ortega: Onstage

Lindi Ortega: Onstage
08:00 pm - 07 May 2018

At Centre In The Square

Lindi Ortega gives fair warning: “Don’t come any closer to my heart /If you’re afraid of the dark.” However, that shroud is slowly lifted in Liberty. As...

The Great Human Odyssey in Concert

The Great Human Odyssey in Concert
08:00 pm - 04 May 2018

At Centre In The Square

Darren Fung, Composer & Conductor Dr. Niobe Thompson, Filmmaker & Narrator Rockway Mennonite Collegiate Choir A riveting documentary by anthropologist and filmmaker...

Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr
07:30 pm - 03 May 2018

At Centre In The Square

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect...

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Surprise

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Surprise
06:00 pm - 02 May 2018

At Centre In The Square

Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in...

National Geographic Live: Ami Vitale

National Geographic Live: Ami Vitale
07:30 pm - 26 April 2018

At Centre In The Square

Since beginning her career covering such stories as the conflict in Kosovo and the disputed Pakistan-India border, photojournalist Ami Vitale has let one principle...

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