UH Hilo Performing Arts Center
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center is the major performing arts educational and cultural center on the Big Island, serving as a joint special use facility for the University and Big Island Communities. The Performing Arts Center is primarily an instructional facility providing for the regular educational functions of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, whose purpose is to offer significant educational and diverse cultural opportunities -- where dialogue, the exchange of cultural and artistic ideas and co-curricular activities are encouraged.
The Performing Arts Center produces, presents and/or co-sponsors an extensive and culturally diverse year-round Season of local, regional, national, and international performing arts events performed by some of the world's greatest artists. The quality of events presented in the 600-seat Theatre is equal to any offered by major mainland universities. A typical year includes over 150 performances of dance, drama, music, mime, children's shows, lectures and special events.
The UH Hilo Performing Arts Center in cooperation with the UH Hilo Performing Arts Department also produces two to six plays, concerts, musicals and dance performances each season. Interested faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Performing Arts Center.
For a full calendar of events, see our Monthly Calendar.
- The Wizard of Oz, Island Dance Academy, Friday & Saturday, May 24 & 25 @ 7pm
- The World at Our Feet, Centerstage Dance Studio, Monday, May 27 @ 3pm
- 2013 Big Island Taiko Festival, Saturday, June 8 @ 7:30pm & Sunday, June 9 at 2pm
The Box Office will be open May 28- June 7 Monday - Friday, 10am-2pm.
Tickets are now on Sale for the 2013 Big Island Taiko Festival!