Important Message to Our Patrons & Staff Regarding Covid-19

Update (December 23)

On December 21, 2020 the Province of Ontario ordered a province-wide lockdown of all non-essential businesses in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. This lockdown takes effect at 12:01AM on Saturday, December 26. 

Based on this directive, and with the safety of our community in mind, Centre In The Square’s box office will operate online only until further notice. To receive information regarding refunds, show status or further assistance please email comments@centreinthesquare.com and a box office representative will get back to you at their earliest convenience. For up-to-date show information please visit CentreInTheSquare.com or kwtickets.ca 

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Create+Connect Grant

The pandemic has been brutally hard on musicians, depriving them of live performance opportunities – a primary source of revenue and connecting with their audiences. A Covid-19 relief measure, the Create and Connect Fund, to help local musicians re-connect with, and grow their audiences is being administered by Centre In The Square and the City of Kitchener’s Film, Music, and Interactive Media Office. 

Fourteen grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to local musicians with the best ideas and most creative plans for creating music and connecting with their audiences. If you’re thinking of producing a song, creating a livestream, creating a music video, getting new photos for your band, anything that will help move your career forward; this is for you!

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#ItHappenedAtCITS: Blue Rodeo

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.

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#ItHappenedAtCITS: Choir!Choir!Choir!

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.

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#ItHappenedAtCITS: Marianas Trench

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!

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#ItHappenedAtCits:Monowhales

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!

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Cancelled: Gerry Dee

Gerry Dee Alone. On A Stage. 

Centre In The Square

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Important Information: Dan Mangan

Dan Mangan’s show at Centre in The Square has been rescheduled from January 27, 2021 to June 22, 2021 @8PM. Please hold on to your ticket until then, and we hope you will be able to attend the new date. All original tickets purchased will be honoured for the rescheduled date.

To obtain a refund, simply email comments@centreinthesquare.com

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SARAH HARMER

A message from Sarah Harmer:

Hello friends,

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Centre In The Square Turns 40!

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. At the time, it was one of 17 halls in Canada, and the newest that had over 2,000 seats, an important place to come and play, and route events through. Geoff Butler was the 1st GM, and was awesome. Everyone became good friends with Geoff, and during his tenure here post-show “meetings” at the Tu Lane Truck Stops were memorable! I never thought I would return 23 years later to be part of the team here, and now the General Manager. Many ask “What does the future hold for Centre In The Square?” My team and I pledge to keep programming incredible shows & creating memorable experiences for all who step into Centre In The Square. The team dynamic is incredibly important to Centre In The Square. It takes an incredible staff to pull off a single event, let alone 100+ each year. We wish to further dedicate ourselves to all aspects of the Arts, Culture, and Entertainment world. You will see a variety of collaborations with cultural groups, community organizations, and aim to make the Arts a more inclusive space. Finally, I’m often asked what are some of my favourite moments here at Centre In The Square. Here are a few highlights:

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Important Information Regarding KWHYDRO Jeans ‘n classics – that’s my jam

Show Information:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the KWHYDRO Jeans ‘N Classics presentation of That’s My Jam, From Adele to Pharrell is officially cancelled.

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