Plays about life in Hawai‘i Plays by Hawai‘i's playwrights Plays for Hawai‘i's people.

Kumu Kahua Theatre, in downtown Honolulu on the Island of O'ahu, offers one-of-a-kind live entertainment. When you want to enjoy cutting-edge performances about the life, history and future of Hawai‘i's people, this is where you come.

We are located on the corner of Merchant and Bethel in downtown Honolulu:

46 Merchant Street


Our shows run Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 PM Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM

Our work is made possible primarily through your donations. Thank you for your support!

    Our Next Show:  Ka'iulani

    by Dennis Carroll, Victoria Kneubuhl, Robert Nelson and Ryan Page

    March 26 – April 26, 2015

    Ka'iulani Photo

     Danielle Zalopany

    Photo by Friston Ho'okanu

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    National Society of Arts & Letters Drama Competition

    National Society of Arts & Letters Drama Competition

    National Society of Arts & Letters Drama Competition $10,000 First Place Prize 2015 Drama Competition performance requirements: Hawai`i Chapter Competition Prizes $1500 First Place $1000 Second Place $500 Third Place Eligibility: 1. Contestants must show evidence of career potential but not be under exclusive contract to a theatre, film or television agent at the time […]

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    New Dark Night!

    New Dark Night!

    WHAT:  Reading and discussion of Poet Laureate, Kealoha’s new script, The Story of Everything SPECIAL EVENT: An audition information session by Kumu Kahua Theatre and Kathy Muller Talent Agency will precede the script reading WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street WHEN: 5:30 PM, February 15, 2015 COST: Free, seating is first come, first seated INFO: 536-4222, […]

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    A Symposium on Victor Rodger’s “My Name is Gary Cooper”

    University of Hawai’i Department of Theater and Dance and Kumu Kahua Theater present: Taui ma Sui Samoa ia Hollywood: A Symposium on Victor Rodger’s My Name is Gary Cooper at Kumu Kahua Theatre Earle Ernst Lab Theater, University of Hawai’i Department of Theatre and Dance Monday 26 January 2015 10am -12noon Event Poster: Taui ma Sui […]

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    Play Reading Postponed!

    We have a schedule change this weekend: we will not be presenting a staged reading of Leilani Madison’s Everything Must Go on Sundayafternoon (12/14).  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but we are collaborating with Leilani to make this reading a little different, and we’re excited about the prospects! We look forward to rescheduling the […]

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