How do I rent the theatre?
Diamond Head Theatre rents its facility year round. We have rented to professional companies, Rotary clubs, schools for drama presentations, beauty pageant organizers, corporations for employee rallies and a wide variety of non-profit organizations. The scope can be as simple as a lecture to as elaborate as a fully-staged performance.
Rental availability is dependent on the season calendar; the renter must work around the theatre’s production schedule, and sometimes even the scenic elements of the show---still, that can work in one’s favor (depending on the show!). The best way to determine if the theatre will work for your organization’s rental needs is call DHT’s Business Director at 733-0277 x303. Click here for interior photos.
Theatre Rental Application
Diamond Head Theatre will then review the application and contact you to advise if the date(s) and time(s) requested is available.
Diamond Head Theatre
520 Makapuu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Or fax it to: (808) 735-1250 or further rental information, call (808) 733-0277 ext. 303.
All rates quoted are subject to change depending on the scope of the rental. Final rates will be determined once a date has been agreed upon by both Diamond Head Theatre and the customer, with a contract drawn up specific to the terms for that particular rental. Upon signing, a 50% non-refundable deposit for the facility rental will be required.
Light and sound equipment currently part of Diamond Head Theatre's inventory will be provided at no additional charge. Should additional equipment be required, Diamond Head Theatre will provide a cost estimate in advance.
Prices are subject to 4.712% General Excise Tax.
Diamond Head Theatre will not sell tickets for any rental events.
Nothing may be sold inside or outside the theatre (T-shirts, books, souvenirs, etc.) without the written permission of Diamond Head Theatre.
Diamond Head Theatre is not responsible for any personal property left in the theatre.
A general liability insurance policy is required naming DHT as additionally insured with a minimum coverage of $1 million per occurrence and $2 million in the aggregate.
Rental days are six hours, rates starting at:
Rehearsals & Performances
- Standard Rate $1,800 / day
- Limited Scope $1,500 / day
- Non-Profit $900 / day
- Private Lecture/Seminar
Standard Rate $800 / day
Standard Rate $100 / hour | $400 / day
Standard Rate $75 / hour | $350 / day
- Technical Supervisor $25 / hour
- House Manager $25 / hour
- Audio Supervisor $50 / hour
(non-profit rate $25/hour)
- Lighting Director $25 / hour
- Spotlight Director $25 / hour