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Kamloops Centre for the Arts Referendum

In spring 2020, electors will vote to decide if they are in favour of borrowing up to $45 million to construct the Kamloops Centre for the Arts (KCA).

On November 5, 2019, Kamloops City Council voted to support the development of the KCA in partnership with the KCA Society and directed staff to initiate a referendum to measure the electors’ support for funding up to $45 million of the construction cost.

The business case, prepared by the KCA Society, outlines a new 120,000+ sq. ft. facility on the City-owned lot at the corner of 4th Avenue and Seymour Street, with an additional 20,000 sq. ft. of renovated existing space. The facility is anticipated to include the following spaces; however, detailed design and consultation would only move forward if the referendum is successful:

  • main stage theatre (~1,200 seats)
  • studio theatre (~450 seats)
  • black box flexible space
  • rehearsal, production, and education spaces
  • administrative spaces
  • resident tenant spaces
  • underground parking
  • meeting rooms
  • commercial space
  • support and storage areas
  • building systems

Key Dates

March 25 2020
Advance Voting Day
Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street

April 01 2020
Advance Voting Day
Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street

April 04 2020
General Voting Day

This project supports Council’s strategic priorities and was supported unanimously by City Council.

We Need Your SupportTo Make this Vision a Reality

We are building our membership to raise awareness, keep the community informed of our progress and ultimately to demonstrate community support for this project.

By joining the KCA Society as a member, you will receive project updates, have access to volunteer opportunities and belong to a group that cares about the future of arts and culture in Kamloops.

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