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
808-536-4441

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!


 

 

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    Our Next Show:  the underneath 

    by Susan Soon He Stanton
    Brothers 2

     Johathan Clarke Sypert and Brandon DiPaola

    Photo by Orrin Nakanelua

  • News

    New Play Reading at Kumu Kahua!

    New Play Reading at Kumu Kahua!

    Our summer playwriting class, taught my Kumu Tammy Haili’opua Baker, culminated in several scripts that are ready to be read for an audience. We will present a series of these readings on the following  dates, here at Kumu Kahua Theatre, beginning at 5PM each evening: November 16 – Song Tra Bong by Gerry Madison November […]

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    Playwriting Contest Winners Announced!

    Playwriting Contest Winners Announced!

    It is our pleasure to congratulate our 2013 Playwrighting Contest Winners!   Kumu Kahua Theatre and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Theatre and Dance Department proudly announce the winners of their 2014 playwriting contest. The winner of the $600 Hawai‘i Prize is Susan Soon He Stanton of Aiea, Hawai‘i for her play: Seek.  Mike Lee […]

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    Season Announcement and Play Reading!

    Season Announcement and Play Reading!

    WHAT: Free Kumu Kahua Theatre Events in the new Kaka‘ako’s Agora WHERE: 441 Cooke Street WHEN: June 25, 2014 COST: Free INFO: 536-4441, kumukahua.org   HONOLULU, HI—Once again, Kumu Kahua Theatre is partnering with Interisland Terminal to bring our work to Kaka‘ako.   This free event is compliments of Interisland Terminal to kick-off the opening […]

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    Kālā-Bash Honors Dennis Carroll

    Kālā-Bash Honors Dennis Carroll

    Our annual fundraiser is on July 19th, 2014.  This year we honor founding member, Dennis Carroll with this awesome party featuring great food, fabulous music, an eclectic silent auction and the best people on O’ahu.  (you’d better be here!)

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