THEATRES

BIG ISLAND MUSIC THEATRES

There are four theatres on the Big Island where music events take place, but these venues are not strictly dedicated to music – some show movies and offer local plays. When you find one you like, pick from their music calendar, the date and event that fits you.

Aloha Theatre
Address: 79-7384 Hawaii Belt Rd, Kealakekua
Phone: (808) 322-9924
Web: http://apachawaii.org

Aloha Performing Arts Company is a nonprofit 501(c)3 established in 2004 and run primarily by donations from the community we serve.

APAC’s mission is to enrich the lives of Hawaii residents and visitors by presenting quality theatre and providing theatre education. APAC shall also maintain and operate a venue which provides opportunities for APAC and other organizations to present performing arts

Honokaa People’s Theatre
Address: 45-3574 Mamane St, Honokaa
Phone: (808) 775-0000
Web: http://honokaapeople.com
Phone: (808) 775-0000

The People’s Theatre is the largest theatre on Hawaii Island, with 525 seating capacity and a large 50 foot screen. The theatre has a DTS surround sound system, 35 mm and digital film projectors, a 50 ft stage, dance floor, 30 stage lights, 4 roving scanner lights, two side balconies, dressing rooms, basic live PA, and a grand piano. The lobby hosts a concession stand, dining area, and ticket booth. Available upstairs for performers during large events is a greenroom area with a kitchen and lounge area

Kahilu Theatre
67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela
Phone: 808.885.6868
Web: http://kahilutheatre.org/Home

Kahilu Theatre is a not-for-profit community arts and education center dedicated to serving you–our diverse Hawai’i Island community. Each season we fulfill our mission through presenting world-class artists from Hawai’i and beyond, sustaining a youth arts education program, providing performance space for community based productions, and showcasing local visual artists in our two galleries.

Palace Theatre
38 Haili St, Hilo
Phone: 808-934-7010
Web: http://hilopalace.com

The Palace was built on a scale that had never been seen outside of the capital city of Honolulu, and it was always the grandest theater on all the neighbor islands. One unusual feature was that the Palace’s structure was entirely of redwood, imported from the Pacific Northwest. Fourteen huge redwood columns supported the wooden roof trusses which span the entire width of the building. The roof, sides and back were sheathed in corrugated sheet metal, a very typical construction style in tropical Hawaii. The building’s façade is an elegant neo-classical design executed in stucco with wood molding accents. The photo is of the auditorium in the early 1930s.

UH Hilo Performing Arts Center
342 W Kawili St, Hilo
Phone: 808-932-7490
Web: http://artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu

The Performing Arts Center produces, presents and/or co-sponsors an extensive and culturally diverse year-round Season of local, regional, national, and international performing arts events performed by some of the world’s greatest artists. The quality of events presented in the 600-seat Theatre is equal to any offered by major mainland universities. A typical year includes over 150 performances of dance, drama, music, mime, children’s shows, lectures and special events.

The UH Hilo Performing Arts Center in cooperation with the UH Hilo Performing Arts Department also produces two to six plays, concerts, musicals and dance performances each season. Interested faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Performing Arts Center.

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