Hawaii Theatre Center in Hawaii

Arts, Music & Entertainment in Hawaii

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

Hawaii Theatre CenterKnown as the "Pride of the Pacific," the Hawaii Theatre Center began as a classical downtown venue in 1922, where vaudeville, plays, musicals and silent films were the standard of the day.

Eventually, the theater fell into disrepair and was abandoned in 1984. But an energetic local group of activists saved the historic venue from the wrecking ball, and the theater reopened its doors in 1996 as a 1400-seat performance center.

Since then, the Hawaii Theatre Center has hosted memorable performances, such as "Three Solos and a Duet", Ana Laguna and Mikhail Baryshnikov, "Silent Scream: Phantom of the Opera", and William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night".

The Hawaii Theatre was recognized as the 'Outstanding Historic Theatre in America' in 2005 by the League of Historic American Theatres and, in 2006, was awarded an Honor Award by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The theater is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places.