Category Archives: Blog

Important Information: George Thorogood

Hi fans of George Thorogood,

Your event is still happening, but at a future date yet to be announced.

George Thorogood

Venue: Centre In The Square

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$14,000 in Create + Connect grants awarded to local artists

KITCHENER – 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.  

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#ithappenedatcits April 26, 2021

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!

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Catch The Ace

With the mission of “Making Memorable Experiences”, Centre In The Square is a not-for-profit charitable performing arts organization, in a world class facility, that hosts 130 events a year for over 160 000 patrons. Currently celebrating our 40th anniversary, The Centre relies on the financial support of donations by individuals, corporate sponsors and Catch the Ace raffle proceeds to help continue to provide programming that is meaningful and accessible to the entire community. There is no more entertaining way to support the Arts in the Waterloo Region.

Weekly Jackpot (Week 1): $994 click here for winning info

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New Date: Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic has been postponed from Saturday June 5th, 2021 as previously rescheduled, to Wednesday May 18, 2022.

All tickets that were issued for the 2021 show date will remain valid for the new 2022 show date. There is no need to have your tickets reprinted, and there is no further action you need to take.

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Cancelled: Australian Pink Floyd Show

Cancelled:Australian Pink Floyd Show

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Canada and Ontario invest in upgrades to the Centre In The Square in Kitchener

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 of Children, Community and Social Services and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener South—Hespeler; Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of the City of Kitchener; and Elizabeth Sproule, Chair of the Board of Directors, Centre In The Square, announced funding for two renovation projects for the Centre In The Square theatre, in downtown Kitchener. 

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Employee Appreciation Day

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!

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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.

Click here to learn how you can support Centre In The Square.

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