Centre in the Square

Centre in the Square

101 Queen St N., Kitchener, ON

www.centreinthesquare.com

This concert hall seats 1,800 people and is widely acknowledged as an acoustical gem. Professional front-of-house and box office staff provide an exceptional experience. This fully accessible venue has facilities for the hard of hearing. Seats are reserved.

Where to park:

There is underground parking at Kitchener Public Library nearby and a surface lot in front of the hall, accessible from Otto Street. The Centre also offers valet parking for a premium. Or arrive early and get a free spot on a residential street nearby.

Best route:

Approach the Centre from Queen Street in either direction or from Frederick Street if coming from the expressway. There is a drop-off area in front of the box office on Ellen Street.

Maureen Forrester Recital Hall

Maureen Forrester Recital Hall

Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave. W., Waterloo

This intimate 300-seat concert hall is on the main level of the Faculty of Music at Laurier, at the intersection of University Avenue and Hazel Street. General seating.

Where to park:

Many lots on the university campus are free to weekend visitors. Click here for more details: https://wlu.ca/about/locations-maps-and-parking/parking.html

Best route:

Approach from University Avenue and turn into the campus at Hazel Street, under the underpass.

The iXpress Route 200 stops right at the intersection as well.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Kitchener
49 Queen St. N., Kitchener

This church has excellent acoustics and beautiful stained-glass windows to enhance your experience. There is general seating except for patrons in wheelchairs. For guests with mobility restrictions, there is an elevator beside the underground parking lot of the Duke Street side of the building.

Where to park:

On-site parking is very limited and reserved for those with mobility issues, but there is plenty of nearby parking underground, at Kitchener Public Library and Kitchener City Hall.

Best route:

Approach from Queen Street (Duke Street is closed for construction)

Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist

Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist

Anglican Church of St. John the Evangelist,
Duke and Water Streets, Kitchener

This small, red-brick church is filled with beautiful carved wood and has a lovely warm acoustic. Come early for a good spot: some of the seats have sightline issues. There is reserved seating for patrons in wheelchairs.

Where to park:

There is no parking on the church site, but the underground parking garage at City Hall is very close, and accessible from King Street.

Best route:

Most of Duke Street is closed for construction. If parking at City Hall, approach from Queen or Water streets and turn onto King Street, then turn onto Young street to reach the ramp to the parking garage. Exit the garage from the main doors of City Hall. Walk up King to Water and turn right to arrive at the church.