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Hawaii Theatre has played a significant role in Honolulu’s cultural landscape since 1922. The mission of the non-profit Hawaii Theatre Center, established in 1984 is to provide a broad range of entertainment, cultural and educational experiences; promote redevelopment and revitalization of downtown Honolulu/Chinatown; and enhance the quality of life in Honolulu.
The Hawaii Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and was recognized as the “Outstanding Historic Theatre in America” in 2005 by the League of Historic American Theatres and, in 2006, received an Honor Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, the restored Hawaii Theatre re-opened in 1996, and attracts 80,000-100,000 patrons a year to its beautiful auditorium.
The Hawaiii Theatre is also proud to be recognized by GuideStar as a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency Recipient. Learn more about our non-profit organization’s background and financial details by visiting our Hawaii Theatre Center GuideStar Profile.
Hawaii Theatre Center Members have access to an exclusive online Patron Portal community. This portal allows members early access to shows, information on their membership and automatically applies the best discounts available on every ticket purchased. Be sure to log into your Membership Patron Portal every time you buy a ticket or make a donation.
FREEMAN FOUNDATION PRESERVATION CHALLENGE GRANT
The gracious marquee adorning the Bethel Street entrance to the theatre is showing its age, as is the iconic “HAWAII” blade neon sign. As part of our efforts to maintain this historic structure, we are pleased to announce that we have received a $50,000 preservation challenge grant from the Freeman Foundation, in cooperation with the Historic Hawaii Foundation.
Funds raised through this campaign will be specifically used for the purpose of repairing the broken neon tubes, replacing damaged and malfunctioning spot lamps and undertaking repairs to the theatre marquee message boards.
For a gift of $150.00 toward this campaign, we will be offering the ability for you to post a congratulatory message! For more information, please click the link below to find out more about this exciting opportunity for you to receive something special while helping us to raise the remainder of the funds we need to complete this restoration project!
SUPPORT HAWAII THEATRE
Show your love for the arts and help Hawaii Theatre continue to entertain audiences, educate Hawaii’s youth and make a difference in the community. Ticket sales and Theatre usage fees are not sufficient to keep our historic venue in operation. We rely on supporters like you to help make up the difference. With your help, we can bring first-rate performers to Hawaii from the mainland and overseas, reach thousands of students with our educational programs and and ensure that Hawaiian music and dance always have a spotlight in Honolulu.
ORDER A GIFT CARD
Give the gift of Theatre to your special someone without the hassle having to come to the Box Office to purchase a Gift Certificate. These Gift Cards are conveniently emailed to the recipient, or you can even send them via TEXT message! The cards don’t expire, and you can even refill them for re-use over and over again.