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Educational Outreach Services at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center

About our Outreach Activities

The UH Hilo Performing Arts Center is dedicated to providing performing arts educational opportunities to the children of our community, as well as the students at the University. We receive financial support from the community in the form of corporate sponsorships and individual memberships through our Applause! program that help fund our educational and cultural outreach programming so that we are currently able to offer the educational services that we produce connected with our Season of Events at no cost to the Big Island schools.


Reservations for educational services are processed on a first-come first-served basis as space allows. Forms may be submitted by fax 932-7494 or via email to Reservations will be confirmed via email.

Please make every effort to be as accurate and realistic with your reservations as possible. If there are any changes to your reservation, please notify our office immediately.

Schools are required to provide their own transportation to and from the events. If private vehicles are utilized, there is a $3 parking fee, and passes must be purchased from the guard upon entering the UH Hilo campus. There is no fee for bus parking. Please plan for your group to arrive approximately 15-30 minutes prior to your confirmed showtime so that the show can start on time.

Upcoming Outreach Opportunities

Honolulu Theatre for Youth presents Anime Alice

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 14-16, 2015, 9 am & 10:30 am

For more information or to sign up for these DOE performances, please contact Stu Hirayama at 808-839-9885 or email him at

The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, November 17-19, 2015, 9 am & 10:30 am

What do The Dragon Slayer, The Practical Bride, The Goddess of Mercy, and Chattering Monkeys have in common? They all have wisdom to share with everyday humans. "Cautionary tales" is what Shiho S. Nunes calls her collection of Chinese Fables, which won the 2013 Gelett Burgess Award for Children's Fables, Folklore and Folktales. Inventing stories that delight, instruct and reveal, 98-year old Nunes, who hails from Kau and Hilo, provided the fodder for the UH Hilo Acting Troupe in this family-oriented offering. Join the storytellers who discover how wit drives wisdom in these hundreds-of-years-old yu-yen, or instructive tales.

Schools that wish to sign up for this DOE performance, needs to complete the form below and return it to the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center via email at or fax it to 808-932-7494.

Dragon Slayer Educational Outreach Form

The Dragon Slayer DOE flyer

Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe DOE show

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 9:30am

Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe's informative and engaging lecture/demonstrations take students on a journey through the history of flamenco. Students watch as the dancers move through the fundamentals of flamenco dancing, from the use of castanets to intricate footwork, all the while learning about how flamenco has evolved through time from its roots in the gypsy culture of Andalucia. The students are then treated to a performance of a work in the company's repetoire, followed by a Q&A session with the dancers and musicians. This hour-long, narrated lecture/demonstration is an exciting, educational activity that's sure to leave students eager to learn more about this centuries-old art form.

Contact information to sign up for this opportunity is forthcoming.