The Rozsa Centre
The Rozsa Centre is a concert hall and cultural education centre privately funded by Drs Ted and Lola Rozsa, situated on the University of Calgary campus. Funded in the 1980s, Ted and Lola waited patiently for over a decade before the Centre was built. The $7.6 million centre was officially opened on November 2nd, 1997, and is dedicated to the promotion of international understanding. It provides exceptional facilities in support of cultural exchange and community interaction.
"The entire complex is meant to be read as a sophisticated reinterpretation of rural buildings characteristic of our geographic region (the foothills, the prairie) and be meaning to those who live in and/or visit this locale." - Fred Valentine, Rozsa Centre architect
On April 3rd, 2008, the Rozsa Centre received two awards by the Alberta Association of Architects. One for Architectural Excellence and the second for Excellence in Presentation. The Alberta Association of Architects and the Alberta Government have identified the Rozsa Centre under the project of Chronicle of Significant Alberta Architecture, and as a major architecturally significant project in Alberta.
On average, the facility is used close to 300 days per year for performances, rehearsals and classes. Average attendance of the facility over the past ten years is 80 000 per year.
The Rozsa Centre hosts music performances, school band performances, festivals, conferences, meetings, classes, graduations, recordings, film and television productions, and weddings, plus much more.
While intimately tied to the Rozsa Foundation (the centre is also known as "Lola's Place"), the Rozsa Centre exists as a separate entity from the Foundation, and is located at a separate address. Additionally, the Foundation does not manage bookings or inquiries for the space. For all booking and space inquiries please visit the University of Calgary Theatre Services page. The Rozsa Centre has nearly 50 staff members who are happy to provide information and assist you in booking your event.