Centre In The Square

Hold on to your seats and get ready for an electrifying journey through the cultural heartbeat of Downtown Kitchener! Centre In The Square is not just a venue; it’s a pulsating force of artistic energy, a powerhouse that has been captivating audiences since its inception in 1981.

A 2,000-seat state-of-the-art performing arts theatre, this venue is a beacon of creativity nestled in the Civic District and is a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity. This architectural marvel, lovingly known as Centre In The Square (CITS), is more than just a building—it’s where magic happens, where dreams take the stage, and where the soul of the city comes alive. Centre In The Square isn’t just about bricks and mortar; it’s a dynamic force working tirelessly in the public interest. As a presenter and arts enabler, Centre In The Square takes center stage, showcasing the crème de la crème of local, national, and international performers. Brace yourself for an annual spectacle of over 140 shows and concerts that will leave you breathless, as Centre In The Square weaves a tapestry of concerts, plays, lectures, and comedy, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Get ready to create lifelong memories as Centre In The Square makes programming for everyone a priority. It’s not just about entertainment; it’s about sparking the imaginations of the next generation, and introducing them to the enchanting world of performing arts. The venue is not a solitary beacon; it’s a cultural hub. Within its walls, you’ll discover the independently operated Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, a haven for artistic expression that adds another layer to the immersive experience. Centre In The Square also knows the power of collaboration. Teaming up with local cultural juggernauts like the Grand Philharmonic Choir, they create synergies that reverberate through the artistic landscape. Furthermore, Centre In The Square thrives on non-traditional partnerships. It’s not just about what happens on the stage; it’s about empowering artists of all ages and experience levels. Rehearsals, workshops, displays, exhibits—Centre In The Square is the catalyst that transforms creative sparks into blazing masterpieces.

Centre In The Square, fueled by a passionate vision, receives an annual operating grant from the City of Kitchener. But that’s just the beginning. The rest of the funds? Self-generated! Ticket sales, rentals, concessions, sponsorships, fundraising, and grants from foundations and government levels—all come together to sustain this dynamic cultural force.

Come see what Centre In The Square has to offer! A visionary dream-weaver, community engager, and bridge-builder between artist and audience where every performance is a masterpiece, and every moment is an adventure waiting to unfold!

Let us Entertain YOU!


Accessibility Options

  • Accessible Parking
  • Automatic Entrance Door
  • Permanent Sloped Entry Way / Ramp
  • Accessible Service Counters
  • Accessible Front Desk / Reception Desk
  • Accessible Washrooms
  • Gender Neutral Washrooms
  • Sensory-Friendly Adaptations
  • Service Animal Friendly
  • Staff Have Received Accessibility Training
  • Bright Lighting

Accessibility listings have not yet been independently verified.  Please contact the business directly to confirm their offerings meet your specific needs.

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