Sandman Centre

The Sandman Centre is the centrepiece of sport and entertainment facilities in Kamloops, and home to the Kamloops Blazers.

Upcoming Events

Celtic Illusion

A Night of Dance & Magic

Thursday, February 27, 2020

World-first stage show Celtic Illusion is set to light up Kamloops with its breathtaking fusion of modern Irish dance and spell binding magic on February 27, 2020!

We are excited to be performing the show at the Sandman Centre and residents of Kamloops will have access to this much-anticipated family event - which has taken Australian and New Zealand audiences by storm.

“Celtic Illusion showcases a stellar cast of champion and internationally acclaimed dancers, including performers from Riverdance and Lord of the Dance,” said Anthony Street, Celtic Illusion’s director, producer, choreographer and lead dancer.

“Celtic Illusion has enjoyed great success, regularly performing to sell-out audiences since the show premiered in 2011.

“Audiences will be impressed by some of the fastest tap dancing in the world, not to mention an incredible soundtrack composed by a stellar team including Angela Little who co-composed Baz Luhrman’s film Australia, as well as Steve Skinner who has arranged and produced for artists such as Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and the Broadway musical Rent.”

Street is the creative mastermind behind Celtic Illusion and has an interesting story – not unlike that of Billy Elliot. Born and raised in Melbourne, Street lives a double life; getting his hands dirty as a demolition worker by day and lighting up the stage as lead dancer for the show by night. Street grew up surrounded by motorbikes, racing cars, hunting and football before he first fell in love with Riverdance and, with the assistance of his grandmother, he began secretly taking Irish dancing lessons. Today he is a world-renowned
dancer, recognized as the first Australian to perform the lead role in Michael Flatley’s widely acclaimed Lord of the Dance as well as being responsible for the dance and magical sensation Celtic Illusion.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale Friday, November 22, 2019, at 10:00 am, available at ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5000, or all Ticketmaster outlets.

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Celtic Illusion
Cirque du Soliel: AXEL

Thursday, June 18 through Sunday, June 21, 2020

Cirque du Soleil is skating into Kamloops next summer with a new on ice spectacle!

It is with great excitement that Cirque du Soleil announces its new on ice spectacle that will spin you into the vibrant world of Axel. Join Axel and his band as they take on a new journey inspired by music and graphic arts. This new production features spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics on ice, astonishing visual effects, and an upbeat original soundtrack. AXEL will be skating into the Sandman Centre next summer.

An inspirational and musical storyline

Axel, a young graphic artist and musician, dives into his hand drawn universe as he falls in love with the captivating Lei. Together they jet off on a fast-moving quest to retrieve the stolen light from the supervillain Vï. In this epic fantasy, graphic art and music intertwine to create the super charged world of AXEL.

In Cirque du Soleil AXEL, the music serves as a narrative thread guiding our characters and our audiences as they journey with Axel and Lei to discover that true love shines even brighter that the most radiant star. Inspired by the atmosphere of big arena concerts, AXEL is a high-energy and exhilarating experience where acrobatic and skating performances are supported by Axel’s pop music, visual effects, lighting and laser show.

This newest Cirque du Soleil creation brings a new look to the world of ice skating by introducing us to the discipline of freestyle skating. This fresh take on skating combined with the skill and power of traditional pairs, solo, and adagio work allows Cirque du Soleil to set the stage for high calibre ice skating of all kinds.

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Ticket Information

Tickets on sale Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 10:00 am, available at ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5000, or all Ticketmaster outlets.

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ZZ TOP

With Special Guest Cheap Trick

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are bringing their ‘Celebration with ZZ Top’ tour to Canada in late April/May 2020. Kicking off the tour April 29th in Victoria, BC, the real Tres Hombres will play dates across BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan including Sunday May 3rd in Kamloops. Cheap Trick will join on the dates as special guest.

ZZ Top still maintains the most consistently stable lineup in the history of rock music: Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. In 1969, BFG formed ZZ Top with drummer Beard and bass-guitarist Hill, both from the Dallas. Fifteen studio albums, 30 million record sales and 5 decades later, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” is still going strong, playing timeless hits like “La Grange,” “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Tush” to audiences the world over.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale Friday, December 20, 2019, at 10:00 am, available at ticketmaster.ca, 1-855-985-5000, or all Ticketmaster outlets.

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