2024-2025 Season

Travel the world in our exciting 2024-25 season. First stop is fabulous Las Vegas: We open our season with the hilarious new musical, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. Then we head to cozy Vermont for the holidays with Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS, followed by a trip to the Big Apple for a once-in-a-lifetime MASTER CLASS. Pack your Bobby Sox and start hand-jiving as we travel to Rydell High School with your Audience Pick of the season, GREASE. Next, we travel halfway around the world to Spain for one of the best musicals of all time, MAN OF LA MANCHA before ending our travels at the bottom of the sea with a bright new musical for young and old, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL.New subscriptions for the 2024-2025 season are now on sale. Call the box office at (808) 733-0274 or email boxoffice@diamondheadtheatre.com to become a subscriber. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Book your subscription to secure your seats. All aboard.


In 1915, The Footlights was formed as a new theatrical group in Honolulu. The Amazons was its first production and starred many prominent Honolulu citizens inlcuding Will Lewers, Mrs. Walter F. Dillingham, Helen Alexander, Margaret Center and Gerrit Wilder. Held at Honolulu Opera House, where the historic Merchant Street Post Office now stands, these collective performances would serve as the spirited beginning of America’s third-oldest, continuously operating theatre.

In 1934, the wildly popular Footlights evolved into Honolulu Community Theatre. Its original mission still stands: “Community service through the art of theatre, involving Hawaii’s people as audience members, stage crew and performers.”

During World War II, thousands of troops were entertained at more than 300 performances throughout the Pacific (a tradition that continued with the Pacific tour of Ain’t Misbehavin’ during the 1990 season).

Honolulu Community Theatre found a home to call its own in 1952. It took up permanent residence in Honolulu’s Gold Coast District of Diamond Head. Back then, Fort Ruger was a critical army base that included a military residential community and an aging movie house that was built in the 1930s. Although never designed for stage productions, the war-era movie house was retrofitted to the extent it could. A scene shop and costume center were added. Installation of lighting and sound systems were made in the 1980s.

In 1990, a new name for an old friend was given. Honolulu Community Theatre became Diamond Head Theatre. The aging theatre house was reimagined and a contemporary and visionary live theatre was opened in January 2023. DHT’s Fort Ruger Theatre closed on October 2022 with an encore performance of Anything Goes. Support is needed for phase II redevelopment of the Theatrical Arts Building devoted to education programs, a costume center and offices.

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ACT II brings a second phase of a Capital Campaign to set the stage for the future of community theatre in Hawaii as we plan for our next 100 years. We are Hawaii’s Broadway of the Pacific and the nation’s third oldest community theatre. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Youtube to see our construction in progress.


Diamond Head Theatre brings Hawaii together to celebrate music, dance and the art of performance with spirited shows, a continuum of classes and exciting experiences for the entire ohana.


Auditions & Volunteers

Audition for Honeymoon in Vegas on August 2 & 4. Host a fundraiser. Invite us to speak to your group. Serve as an usher. Help in our scene shop. There are so many ways to get involved.


Fall Classes Open in August

We welcome the young and old as well as beginners and professionals. Our year-round and special guest classes are full of dance, song and laughter.

2022-23 Season Video

2023-24 Season Sizzles

Watch our video as this season will bring laughter, tears and belonging. Producer’s Club members and season ticket holders are guaranteed seats in shows that rival Broadway.