Educational Outreach Services

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. Notices

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 dayamada@hawaii.edu. 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

Fall 2022:

Tropical forest scene

A heartwarming tale the entire family will love. Wordsworth is a mouse-poet. The other mice make fun of him and his "silly" poems, until a day when the sun disappears, the sky rumbles, and the rain relentlessly falls. That's when Wordsworth shows the others how poetry can help us through dark times. Then, when his beloved Tūtū becomes forgetful and the children are admonished to “hush” around her, Wordsworth's poems help them understand that Grandma still needs to laugh, dance, and spend time with ʻohana.

Wordsworth DOE flyer

Wordsworth DOE reservation form

Sugar Skull: A Virtual Dia De Muertos Adventure

Join Sugar Skull, a charismatic candy skeleton, as he follows the music towards the ultimate party! He is spurred on by the tricky Chaneques, who desperately want him to be the centerpiece on their ‘ofrenda.’ Along the path, Sugar Skull meets many colorful characters who teach him how Day of the Dead is much more than a party – it is a celebration of life!

About the performing artists: Mexico Beyond Mariachi is a multi-cultural ensemble of professional musicians, actors, dancers and teaching artists whose love of Mexican traditions and way of life shines bright in every performance. Their philosophy is rooted in the belief that art and culture are an integral part of the development of every individual’s outlook on life. Personal engagement, community experiences, and the celebration of commonality are themes Mexico Beyond Mariachi bring to their shows as well as to their extensive arts-in-education offerings. They are considered one of the leading providers of Mexican performance and education programs for young people and families.

Sugar Skull DOE form