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!

    My Name is Gary Cooper

    by Victor Rodger

    Jo Ramsey

    Jo Ramsey as Gary Cooper

    Photo by Denise De Guzman

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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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    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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