About Us

At the foot of Diamond Head Crater lies one of Hawaii’s most cherished treasures...the third oldest community theatre in the United States.

Diamond Head Theatre began in 1915 as a company of theatergoers known as “The Footlights”. Later we changed our name to “Honolulu Community Theatre” and in 1990 to Diamond Head Theatre.

Diamond Head Theatre is a true community center—from the actors on stage, to the musicians in the orchestra pit, to the backstage production crews; from the directors and designers to the volunteers who usher, tend the gardens and sew our costumes—we’ve got great people who make Diamond Head Theatre a part of their lives. Each and every production is built with thousands of volunteer hours — even the actors and actresses are volunteers.

With year-round classes in dancing, acting and singing; an extensive summer school for children and teens, and a youth performing troupe called the Diamond Head Theatre Shooting Stars, education continues to be a big part of our mission.


Finally, the best thing about Diamond Head Theatre is its audience. For almost a century, hundreds of thousands of people have been entertained, inspired and enlightened at Diamond Head Theatre, by the magic that only live theatre can make.


Box Office

Phone (808) 733-0274
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
Select Saturdays
8:30am – 1:00pm

Business Office

Phone (808) 733-0277
Fax (808) 735-1250


520 Makapu‘u Avenue
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816

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