Arts, Music & Entertainment in Hawaii

Arts, Music & Entertainment in HawaiiHawaii itself is a work of art, so it's not surprising that creative types get plenty of inspiration on the Hawaiian islands.

Witness the creative flow of the island's artists at its many art galleries, theaters and entertainment venues. Choose from finished pieces and performances, live music, or witnessing art in action, as it's being created before your very eyes by some of Hawaii's best artists.

Hawaii State Art Museum
Native Hawaiian art takes the spotlight at the Hawaii State Art Museum, which includes three galleries and the immensely popular Art in Public Places Collection. Learn more...

Address: 250 South Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96813 - MAP
Phone: (808) 586-0900
Web: www.hawaiistateartmuseum.org

Hawaii Theatre Center
Catch an exciting show at an amazing, historic entertainment venue in Honolulu, the Hawaii Theatre Center. The 1,400-seat performance center has hosted notable shows and performers like Mikhail Baryshnikov and "Silent Scream: Phantom of the Opera." Learn more...

Address: 1130 Bethel St., Honolulu, HI 96813 - MAP
Phone: (808) 528-0506
Web: www.hawaiitheatre.com

Kahilu Theatre
Kahilu Theatre is a cultural powerhouse in the city of Kamuela, where stage performance plus a gallery that shows collaborative themes make this a haven for artists and those who love the arts as well. Their special Youth Concert Series reworks headline performances for younger audiences. Learn more...

Address: 67-1186 Lindsey Rd., Kamuela, HI 96743 - MAP
Phone: (808) 885-6868
Web: www.kahilutheatre.org

The Diamond Head Theatre
The Diamond Head Theatre is known as the Broadway of the Pacific, where touring performances, musicals, and homegrown talent are showcased at this popular entertainment venue. Year-round classes and a special summer youth troupe are also among the efforts to cultivate future stars of the stage. Learn more...

Address: 520 Makapuu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816 - MAP
Phone: (808) 733-0274
Web: www.diamondheadtheatre.com

Hawaii Convention Center
Visit the Hawaii Convention Center, voted the most beautiful convention center in the world by a panel of industry peers. The entertainment facility draws world-famous performers, exhibitions and shows year round. Learn more...

Address: 1801 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96814 - MAP
Phone: (808) 943-3500
Web: www.hawaiiconvention.com

Kennedy Theatre
Take in the multi-cultural vibe at the Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Productions are influenced by East and West interpretations, and performances showcase the talents of both students and professionals who work together on critically acclaimed productions. Learn more...

Address: 1770 East-West Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822 - MAP
Phone: (808) 956-7677
Web: www.hawaii.edu

Manoa Valley Theatre
Unforgettable Broadway and off-Broadway plays are the mainstay of the Manoa Valley Theatre. The entertainment venue's annual season runs from September through August. Learn more...

Address: 2833 East Manoa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822 - MAP
Phone: (808) 988-6131
Web: www.manoavalleytheatre.com

Neal S. Blaisdell Center
The Neal S. Blaisdell Center is a multiple purpose arena that has been the epicenter of entertainment in Honolulu for nearly half a century. From sold-out Elvis Presley concerts to today's mega-stars like Chris Brown, 50 Cent and Nine Inch Nails, the center always draws top headliners. Learn more...

Address: 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu, HI 96814 - MAP
Phone: (808) 768-5400
Web: www.blaisdellcenter.com

Kumu Kahua Theater
The artistic influences of Hawaii are explored in the exciting performance pieces and plays that are regularly staged at the Kumu Kahua Theater. The 100-seat entertainment venue shows plays about Hawaii, written by Hawaiian playwrights, and acted by Hawaiian actors. Learn more...

Address: 46 Merchant St., Honolulu, HI 96813 - MAP
Phone: (808) 536-4222
Web: www.kumukahua.org

Also...

The Contemporary Museum

Address: 2411 Makiki Heights Dr., Honolulu, HI 96822 - MAP
Phone: (808) 526-1322
Web: www.tcmhi.org

Hawaii Opera Theatre

Address: 848 S. Beretania St. Suite 301, Honolulu, HI 96813 - MAP
Phone: (808) 596-7372
Web: www.hawaiiopera.org

Hawaii Repertory Theatre

Address: 1177 Bishop St., Honolulu, HI 96813 - MAP
Phone: (808) 545-7170
Web: www.hawaiireptheatre.org