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2016-17 Season of Events

The UH Hilo Performing Arts Center produces and presents a Season of Events as part of its mission to provide significant cultural and educational opportunities for the University and Big Island Communities.

Photo by Brian S.
Christopher Kauʻi Morgan's Pohaku
Martha Redbone publicity image
Martha Redbone presents Bone Hill
Holiday Card to Hilo Christmas Choral Concert
Black Arm Band on stage performing Dirtsong
Black Arm Band presents Dirtsong, January 20th
Jamie Adkins in Circus Incognitus
Jamie Adkins in Circus Incognitus, January 26th
Wonderheads in a performance of LOON
Wonderheads presents Loon, February 3rd
Dobet Gnahoré
Dobet Gnahoré, February 22nd
Aparna Ramawamy performing
Aparna Ramawamy presents: They Rose At Dawn, March 7th
Compagnie Herve Koubi
Compagnie Herve Koubi: What the Day Owes to the Night, March 28th
Evita, the musical
Evita at the Performing Arts Center, April 7th - 15th

Special Events:

This year's Season offerings include:

All performances begin at 7:30pm with the exception of Holiday Card to Hilo and the matinee performance of Evita on Sunday April 9.

Fall Trifecta: 3 Events for just $20!

To receive the 3 events for $20 deal, the Fall Trifecta package needs to be purchased by November 17, 2016.

Spring Trifecta: 3 Events for just $20!

To receive the 3 events for $20 deal, the Spring Trifecta package needs to be purchased by April 29, 2017.

Season Brochures & Subscription Information

Important dates

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – Season Subscriptions renewals begin for 2015-16 Season Subscribers.
  • Friday, September 2, 2016 – Priority Seat Renewal Deadline for 2015-16 Subscribers.
  • Friday, September 2, 2016 – Current Applause Members begin to purchase Season Subscriptions.
  • Friday, September 9, 2016 – Season Subscriptions sales begin for the General Public.
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – Single Ticket sales begin.

Download a copy of our 2016-17 Season Brochure.


Tickets for the 2016-17 Season of Events may be purchased online 24/7 via our ticketing website.

The Box Office is open Tuesday-Friday, 9am-1pm for orders by phone (808-932-7490) with the use of a Visa/MasterCard, or walk-up sales.

If you are looking for an event that does not appear on this page, please check out our Monthly Calendar. The event you are looking for may be a Performing Arts Department Event, Special Event, or rental.

Important Box Office Information

The Box Office is located on the theatre lanai and is open during box office hours and two hours prior to showtime.


Our season is supported in part by the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, WESTAF, The Western States Arts Federation; NEFA-NDP, The National Endowment for the Arts, and is coordinated in association with the Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaiʻi.

Our season is also generously supported by local Sponsors, largely through the efforts of our Advisory Committee, as well as our Applause! members. Click on the links to find out who all of these wonderful people are!

Mahalo to our 2016-17 Season Sponsors:

  • KAPA, KBIG, The Beat, ESPN Radio
  • KWXX, B97/B93
  • Concept Development
  • GW Construction
  • Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald
  • WaterWorks
  • Business Services Hawaiʻi
  • DJSM LLC, Dr. Allan & Jean Takase
  • KapohoKine Adventures
  • Hawaiʻi Island Adult Care, Inc.