The Centre in Square was built in 1980 with the cost of more than 11 million dollars. The building has been designed by the renowned architecture firm, Kitchener which has indeed done a fabulous job. The extraordinary architecture and the vast space has earned it a lot of fame, both in Canada and internationally. The theatre accommodates more than two thousand people and offers a clear view of the stage. Not only this, it also offers state of the art sound quality, theatrical systems as well as lighting that aid in amazing performances.
The Centre in Square contains many theatres, all of which cater to different purposes. Perhaps, The Centre is most famous for holding one of the largest theaters in Canada, "Raffi Armenian Theatre". It accommodates more than two thousand seats and is also the chief venue for Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony performances. Moreover, The Centre includes "The Studio Theatre" which is a multipurpose area used for rehearsals and other intimate performances. Not only this, the centre also includes the famous "Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery" and numerous other administrative offices.
The Centre in the Square operates as non-for-profit organization and is owned by the City of Kitchener. To look over its patrons, the centre is administered by a 14 member board which includes eight people who are appointed by the city council, three city counselors and the Mayor of Kitchener. This board ensures that all the activities and performances in the centre are executed effectively. Because of its huge size, almost 200,000 performers visit the Centre annually to perform their respective arts and attract countless people to the theatre.
The Centre's stage shows run from September to June and feature many performances and live acts. As incorporated in its mission statement, the Centre performs for a huge diversity of audience which that is why it offers countless shows to provide entertainment to all the members of the community. To provide to the different interests of the people, the series include many different forms of art; From Magnetic North Theatre Festival to Comedy to Electric Thursdays to Canadian Play to Broadway to Songwriters to Classic to Symphony; the theatre has a lot to offer. Recently, the centre has been in limelight for the “Centre's Opening Party Featuring Bandaloop” that is scheduled to take place on September 13th and September 14. It has also been in limelight for the upcoming Martin Short's show.
Throughout the year, the theatre attracts countless people. Even the Governor General Michaelle Jean visited the Centre in the Square in 2010 to promote arts in order to develop a better community. So wait no more and get your Centre in the Square tickets right away to experience some of the best art performances you have ever seen!