Interior view of the Kiwanis Theatre from the stage

The Chatham Cultural Centre - Kiwanis Theatre is a municipal, non-profit theatre committed to providing visitors with high quality, professional programs and facilities. As such, the Theatre’s primary use is for performing arts activities. The Theatre is also available for a number of other activities including but not limited to lectures, films, meetings and graduations.

Limitations of Use - Services of a technician, custodian, stagehand and other appropriate trained personnel are required for all activities. Rent, services and equipment will be assessed as outlined in Appendix 1 - Approved Rates.

Scheduling Priority

It is noted that a number of user groups activities are carried over from year to year with dates being confirmed on an annual basis. These user groups include the Kiwanis Music Festival, Sears Drama Festival, Thames Theatre Company, Orchestra London Chatham-Kent Branch and Theatre Kent.

The use of the theatre by all other organizations shall be on a first-come first-served basis subject to the scheduling priorities listed above.

The Kiwanis Theatre has a proscenium (picture frame) stage with an extended apron in front. Seating capacity is 679 plus the wheelchair section, and is less when seats are removed to accommodate an orchestra, bad sight lines, or a soundboard.