Kahilu Theatre Foundation
Kamuela, State of Hawaii 96743
United States of America
Kamuela, State of Haw, 96743
Kahilu Theatre is a not-for-profit community arts and education center dedicated to serving you--our diverse Hawai'i Island community. Each season we fulfill our mission through presenting world-class artists from Hawai'i and beyond, sustaining a youth arts education program, providing performance space for community based productions, and showcasing local visual artists in our two galleries.
The Kahilu Theatre is located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road in the green rolling hills of Waimea (aka Kamuela) at the 2900 ft elevation of Hawai`i Island. Founded in 1980 by Richard Smart, heir to the Parker Ranch and accomplished Broadway actor, Kahilu Theatre presents dynamic performers from all over the world and around the state to Hawai’i Island residents. The Theatre has a 490-seat concert hall as well as two gallery spaces for small intimate performances or fine art display.
The Kahilu Theatre’s mission is to celebrate our diverse community by providing a home for arts, entertainment and education. This mission is grounded in our belief that the creative arts are an essential part of a thriving community.
Since its inception - over three decades ago - the Kahilu has presented more than 450 performances by artists – both big names and small. Dance troupes, plays, symphony orchestras, chamber quartets, acrobats, jugglers, taiko drummers, jazz bands, ballet dancers, comedians, pianists, guitarists, Hawaiian musicians, opera companies, singers, and performance artists of every description have all graced the Kahilu Stage.