Hawaii Theatre Center’s Arts for All program is funded in part by the City & County of Honolulu, through a GIA grant, to make life-enriching opportunities accessible to Oahu’s low-income households, including seniors. In this inaugural year, HTC plans to serve up to 3,000 residents.

This is a question-and-answer guide to this program. If you still have questions, please contact the HTC Box Office at (808) 528–0506.

Q: Who can buy $5 tickets?
A: Any Oahu resident who qualifies as low-income and can prove need either with a valid government photo ID AND one of the following at the time of purchase:

Quest/Medicaid card
Section 8 housing – voucher or letter of acceptance
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—letter of acceptance
Hawaii Public Housing Authority-rental agreement, rent adjustment letter, or tenant ID

Name on the government ID and proof of eligibility must match and belong to the purchaser of tickets. Tickets can be paid with cash, credit or debit card. EBT cards cannot be used to purchase tickets.

Q: Where do I buy $5 tickets?
A: Tickets must be purchased in person at the Hawaii Theatre Center Box Office at 1130 Bethel Street, in Chinatown/Downtown Honolulu. Box Office is open Tue-Sat, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Q: What $5 tickets can I buy?
A: $5 Arts for All tickets are available on HTC Presents shows. Some seating restrictions apply and tickets are subject to availability. Check for updates, and call the ticket office at (808) 528-0506 to verify eligibility.

Christopher Morgan & Artists: Pōhaku
October 21, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

Modern Maori Quartet
November 13, 2016 | 4:00 p.m.

The Amy and Willie Holiday Show
December 16, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
December 18, 2016 | 4:30 p.m.

Storm Large
March 10, 2017 | 7:00 p.m.
(Note: this is a rated “R” show)

Release the Hounds: An Evening with Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge/Aoife O’Donovan
April 15, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

A Summer 4 All: Tumua Tuinei, Kiwini Vaitai, and The Jimmy Weeks Project
July 7, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

A Summer 4 All: Frank De Lima & Kapena, with emcee Lil Guy
August 11, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

A Summer 4 All: Augie T. with Special Guest Shawn Garnett
September 8, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

Kuana’s Winter Wonderland
December 8, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
December 9, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
December 10, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.

Q: How many $5 tickets can I buy?
A: Up to four tickets per show with valid proof of eligibility. There are a limited number of Arts for All tickets reserved for each show and are available while supplies last.

Q: When can I buy $5 tickets?
A: Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased up to the show date, while supplies last. There are a limited number of Arts for All tickets reserved for each show and are available on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last.

Q: When can I pick up my tickets?
A: Tickets may be picked up at the Will Call window starting two hours before the show. A photo ID that matches the name of the ticket buyer must be presented when picking up the ticket.