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 operates an annual Season of Events 2023-2024 comprised of national, international and local performing arts. All of the operating funds to support the Performing Arts Center’s season of events come from corporate sponsorships, donations, and Applause! memberships.

With the community’s support we are able to continue and enhance programming, and have the ability to bring the finest national and international artists, producing world-renowned dance, drama, and music to the people of the Big Island, as well as the youth of our community, by bringing students to the Center or taking artists into the classrooms.

How to become a Sponsor

We offer corporate sponsorships at the following levels, and accept both cash and in-kind donations:

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor


Sponsorship benefits include Tickets to Season events, Advertising in our programs, Recognition at our events, Listings on event posters, and the Satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting quality performing arts programs and educational outreach to the Hawaiʻi Island Community.

Read our flyer for detailed information about Sponsorship Benefits.

Contact the Center Manager, Lee Dombroski at 932-7495 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

2019-20 Sponsors

Mahalo to this Season’s Sponsors!


  • KAPA, KBIG, The Beat
  • KWXX, B97/B93
  • 102.7 The Beach, The Wave@92FM, 107.7 KOA Country, Lava 105.3


  • Eye Care Hawaii
  • Hawaiʻi Tribune-Herald
  • WaterWorks
  • Michael B Russo, MD, Inc.


  • GW Construction