Kitchener, Ontario, May 24, 2023 —Canadians everywhere have felt the impact of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. As the arts & entertainment industry continues to re-build and rebound, Centre In The Square, alongside the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario, and the City of Kitchener are excited to unveil a washroom renovation project which will have a positive impact on the over 150,000 yearly visitors for generations to come. Today, MP Valerie Bradford, MP Tim Louis, MPP Amarjot Sandhu, and City of Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic are excited to announce the completion of Centre […]
To support and inspire local musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Kitchener through its Film, Music, and Interactive Media Office and the Centre In The Square partnered to create a fund to help local artists do what they do best — create and connect. Today, the City and Centre In The Square are awarding 14 grants of $1,000 each to help musicians create audio and video content to engage and grow their audiences. “The pandemic has devastated the music industry around the globe and here at home – affecting the lives and livelihoods of so many in our community,” said City of Kitchener Councillor and Centre In The Square board member, Bil Ioannidis. “I hope the Create and Connect grants will help some local artists with projects that help to bring valued music and entertainment […]
Today we’ll take a stroll down memory lane and revisit March 2017 when Blue Rodeo rocked a SOLD OUT Centre In The Square with The Sadies! Big thanks to Hilary Gauld for lending a lens and capturing some awesome photos of the bands! In other Centre In The Square news our Catch The Ace initiative is up to $723 for the weekly draw with $2,500 weekly progressive. Click here to learn more info, and how you can help support arts in Waterloo Region!
Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment. Today, Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga; Mike Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Amy Fee, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister […]
Have you ever wondered what it takes to put on a show at Centre In The Square? Which efforts do staff members need to partake in before, during, and after a show to ensure a safe, successful, and enjoyable live performance? In all actuality, it’s quite the production before the actual production! Behind every event at Centre In The Square is a diverse and talented team of individuals who work effortlessly and tirelessly together to assure your experience is as flawless, unique, and entertaining as possible. From the months, weeks, and days leading up to the moment the curtain opens, […]
Blue Rodeo – one of Canada’s all-time greats. We were lucky to have Blue Rodeo here at Centre In The Square in February, 2020 for a sold-out concert. Opening that night was Elliot Brood who were the perfect band for the night. Blue Rodeo were on FIRE playing a solid mix of hits, and new favourites. Click here to learn how you can support Centre In The Square.
On February 8, 2020 Choir! Choir! Choir! gathered 2047 people (completely sold out theatre) to sing the music of Abba! Choir! Choir! Choir! is a great success story whose sold out shows across the world have been gaining momentum and popularity by the minute! They first played here in Kitchener to 200 at Kitchener Public Library, then 900 people as part of our largest OnStage show ever, and then the full theatre a year later. We can’t wait to bring them back. Click here to learn how you can support Centre In The Square.
On January 24, 2020 we welcomed Canadian pop-hitmakers Marianas Trench to Centre In The Square to blow the roof of the joint for a sold out night of 2000+ Trenchers! Check out some photos from their set and feel free to stream their latest album on Spotify or Apple Music! Click here to learn how you can support Centre In The Square.
On January 24, 2020 we welcomed up-and-coming Alternative band Monowhales to Centre In The Square to open up for the incredibly popular Marianas Trench! What a show this band puts on! Check out some photos from their set and feel free to stream their latest album on Spotify or Apple Music! Click here to learn how you can support Centre In The Square.
General Manager Rob ‘Kato’ Sonoda on Centre In The Square’s 40th Anniversary: My first experience with Centre In The Square was around November 20, 1980 – this arts centre was only 2 months old. I was the promoter/tour rep. and assistant production manager for the Burton Cummings “Mile A Second” Tour. We played 2 sold out nights! I recall wandering into this beautiful theatre, and wondered how this City pulled off creating such an awesome space. To top it all off, the acoustics were incredible! We made Kitchener a mandatory stop on all of our touring schedules from then on. […]