Sandman Centre

Built on the shores of the South Thompson River, two blocks from the downtown core, the Sandman Centre is the centrepiece of sport and entertainment facilities in Kamloops and home of the Kamloops Blazers.

With a seating capacity of 6,400 and almost 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, this venue is the perfect location for trade shows, sporting events, conventions and big-ticket concerts. Clean, spacious, accessible and acoustically controlled, Sandman Centre is open for business!

Upcoming Events

Sandman Centre
SportChek World Junior Showcase

July 28-August 4, 2018

The City of Kamloops and the Kamloops Blazers have partnered with Hockey Canada to host junior team prospects from Canada, Finland, Sweden, and the United States at the Sandman Centre.

The eight-day Showcase features 11 games and is used by participating teams to develop and evaluate prospective players as they prepare to field the best possible team at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Champtionship that opens in in Vancouver and Victoria on December 26, 2018.

Ticket Information

Ticket packages that include all Showcase games are available for as low as $99 (plus applicabe service charges). Tickets will be available to the public as of Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT at, 1-855-985-5000, or all Ticketmaster outlets.

SportChek World Junior Showcase
​Cirque Du Soleil - Corteo

October 24-28, 2018

This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed 8 million people in 64 cities in 19 countries on four continents.

Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

The concept and disposition of the stage bring the audience in a theatrical atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.

The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.


Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the presenting partner of the Corteo Canada tour: Sun Life Global Investment.

Ticket Information

Advance tickets for Corteo are available now online to Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to

Tickets will be available to the public as of Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:00 am at, 1-855-985-5000, or all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets starting at $40.00 (plus applicable service charges).

John Mellencamp: Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour

November 6, 2018

Following two hugely-successful U.S. concert tours, JOHN MELLENCAMP will set out once again this fall for 20+ stops across Canada for his SAD CLOWNS & HILLBILLIES TOUR. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of Mellencamp’s most authentic and crowd pleasing concerts of his career, the tour will begin September 26th in Moncton, NB and span two months. The tour visits the Sandman Centre on Tuesday, November 6th.

Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public beginning Friday, June 1st at 10:00am via and VIP pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, May 30th at 10:00am local time until Thursday, May 31st at 10:00pm local time. For more information and all ticketing information please visit

Mellencamp’s live shows have garnered huge critical acclaim with the Hollywood Reporter calling it a “triumphant, career-spanning show” and a “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance” by the Boston Globe. His extensive touring and live shows have solidified the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer’s place at the forefront of American music for the past 40 years.

Ticket Information

Tickets on-sale Friday, June 1, 2018, at 10:00 am, available at, 1-855-985-5000 or all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets starting at $40.00 (plus applicable service charges).