Centre In The Square — Kitchener


Phone: 519.578.5660


An acoustical and architectural jewel, Centre In The Square, was designed by Rieder, Hymmen and Lobban, and opened in September, 1980. The cost to build The Centre was just over $11 million.

The focal point of the spacious building is the Raffi Armenian Theatre, one of North America's most expansive, acoustically- superior halls. Specially-designed to deliver optimal acoustics, performers rave about how they are heard with the same warmth and brilliance in the very last row as in the first.

The 2,047-seat design offers exceptional, unobstructed views of the stage, which is one of the largest stages in North America. As well, The Centre offers state-of-the-art sound, lights and theatrical systems. In addition, a design priority was to facilitate recording and broadcasting.

Every year, approximately 190,000 audience members attend a variety of events including everything from dance, symphony, international stars, children's performers, mega-musicals, comedians, to magic and more!

Owned by the City of Kitchener, The Centre was incorporated in 1981 as a corporation without share capital. The Centre is governed by a 14-member board, which includes the mayor, three city councillors, and eight citizens appointed by Kitchener City Council.


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