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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

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Ballet Kelowna presents Launch


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Mary Irwin Theatre at the Rotary Centre for the Arts

421 Cawston Avenue

Kelowna, BC


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Ballet Kelowna presents Launch, a one hours informal show that provides a glimpse into the Company's daily training, rehearsals, and choreographic process. Hosted by Artistic Director and CEO, Simone Orlando, this year's Launch will feature excerpts of works being prepared for Ballet Kelowna's 2021/22 season.

The event is free to attend, with donations gratefully accepted. Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited capacity seating. Ticket holders are asked to arrive 10 minutes before the showtime or their seats may be released to walk-in patrons.

The Rotary Centre for the Arts continues to closely monitor and follow all BC Provincial Health Orders. As announced by the Province of BC on August 23, 2021, we will be asking all patrons entering the Mary Irwin Theatre for proof of both doses of the vaccine for this event (which is required for the over 50 person capacity seating in the theatre). There will be no exceptions. Masks are mandatory in our theatre at all times. Please refer to the Province’s updates for the most recent information:

For further information about COVID-19 safety measures at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, please refer to the Communicable Disease plans at



Ballet Kelowna

Founded in 2002, and under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO (AD/CEO) Simone Orlando since 2014, Ballet Kelowna delivers compelling and inspiring performances to regional, national, and international audiences. The Company presents numerous styles of dance from Canada’s finest emerging and established choreographers, and embraces the precision and athleticism of ballet technique to create original new works that captivate and engage today’s diverse audiences.


This event is part of a hub:

Rotary Centre for the Arts Hub

Rotary Centre for the Arts Kelowna, BC

For the fourth year in a row, the Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) is acting as a hub for local arts and cultural groups to present their Culture Days activities, as well as curating special Culture Days events in and around the centre. Ran...