About Centre in the Square
Centre In The Square is the region’s largest and busiest performing arts centre. Last year, we staged more than 180 events to more than 190,000 people.
For more than 30 years, we have played a leading role in showcasing the best local and international performing arts.
Our venue boasts a main hall which is acknowledged as a technically state-of-the-art theatre making it acoustically superior and widely regarded as one of the finest performance spaces in North America. It was designed by Rieder, Hymmen and Lobban, and opened in September 1980.
Centre In The Square operates as a not-for-profit registered charitable organization. The City of Kitchener provides a yearly operating grant of $1.4M, which represents 30% of the yearly operating costs. Remaining funds are generated through earned revenue and generous donations by individuals and local businesses.