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Small Community Theaters on Oahu

A guide to small and medium-size local theaters on Oahu featuring plays, musicals, operas, and other live performances. This page only includes theaters with fewer then 1000 seats. The theaters on this page all seat more then 1000 people. for larger theaters and performance venues see Performing Arts Centers on Oahu

Bright Theatre (formerly Castle Theatre)
The 670 seat Ronald E. Bright Theatre was built in 1980 and it was originally called the Castle Theatre. Located at Castle High School in Kaneohe on the eastern windward side of Oahu. In August of 1994 the Castle Theater was renamed the Ronald E. Bright Theatre in honor of the founder of the Castle Performing Arts Center. (45-386 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744. Phone: 233-5626)

Diamond Head Theatre
The 473 seat Diamond Head Theatre is located next to Fort Ruger and across the street from Kapiolani Community college in Kaimuki on the slopes of Diamond Head Crater. Known as "The Broadway of the Pacific", the Diamond Head Theater has been featuring live community theater performances since 1915. (520 Makapuu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. Box Office: 808-733-0274, Main Phone: 808-733-09274)

Doris Duke Theatre
The Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Academy of Arts is a venue for live music performances, lectures, and art films. (900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814-1495. Phone: 808-532-8701)

Kennedy Theatre
The theater complex at the University of Hawaii at Manoa includes the 600 seat John F. Kennedy Theatre and the 150 seat Earle Ernst Lab Theatre.

Kumu Kahua Theatre
The Kumu Kahua Theatre is located in downtown Honolulu and it features plays written by local Hawaii playwrights. The performances typically feature themes and stories about the local people of Hawaii. The theatre is sometimes just called Kumu. The theater's motto is "Plays About Life in Hawaii. Plays by Hawaii's playwrights. Plays for Hawaii's People".

Leeward Community College Theatre
The main theater at Leeward Community College (LCC) in Pearl City seats 574 people and the Lab Theater seats 50 to 65 people. The LCC theater complex was built in 1974. (96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, Hawaii 96782. Phone: 310-455-0385)

Mamiya Theatre
The Dr. Richard T. Mamiya Theater is located on the campus of the Saint Louis School and Chaminade University campus. The theater is part of the Saint Louis Center for the Arts (3142 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-1579. Phone: 808-739-4886).

Manoa Valley Theatre
The 150 seat Manoa Valley Theatre was built in 1987 by a theater by a theater group then known as the Hawaii Performing Arts Company. That theater group is known as Manoa Valley Theatre and they specialize in producing Broadway and Off Broadway plays and musicals. (2833 East Manoa Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822. Phone: 808) 988-6131)

Pakilu Theatre
A 300 seat theater on the campus of Windward Community College in Kaneohe. The theater is a venue for concerts, plays, musicals, dance performances, film festivals, lectures, Hawaiian music sessions, and more. (Windward Community College, 45-720 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744. Phone: 808-235-7330).

Paul and Vi Loo Theatre
The Paul and Vi Loo Theatre is located on the Windward Hawaii Loa campus of Hawaii Pacific University. (45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe Hawaii. Phone: 808-375-1282)

Princess Kawananakoa Auditorium
The Princess Abigail Kawananakoa Auditorium was built in 1937 on the grounds of the Prince David Kawananakoa Middle School. It is the home of the Hawaii Repertory Theatre group. In 2005 Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle released $283,000 in funding to renovate the auditorium. (49 Funchal Street, Honolulu Hawaii 96813. Phone: 808-587-4430)

Richardson Theatre
The 808-seat Richardson Theater was built on the grounds of Fort Shafter in 1942 (some sources say 1948). Fort Shafter is located near the Honolulu International Airport. In 1987 the Richardson Theatre became the home of the Army Community Theatre company. (Fort Shafter, Hawaii 96850, Phone: 808-438-4480)

Tenney Theater
The Tenney Theater is located at St. Andrew's Cathedral on Beretania Street in Honolulu. It is the home of the Honolulu Theater for Youth community theater group.

See also:
- Community Theater Groups on Oahu
- Large Performing Arts Centers on Oahu
- The Arts on Oahu

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