Welcome to KOA Theater!

KOA Theater presents thought-provoking, side-splitting, hit-you-in-the-feels kind of shows. We also host local and traveling productions presenting dance, comedy, improv, workshops, celebrations and much more. Take a look at what’s happening at KOA Theater!

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Hawaii Shakespeare Festival

Coming in August, we’re proud to host part of the Hawaiʻi Shakespeare Festival’s 2022 season.

Both Your Houses
by Susan Soon He Stanton
directed by Tony Pisculli

Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
directed by Jordan Cho

Learn more about the Hawaiʻi Shakespeare Festival, dates and the upcoming productions, by clicking the button below.

Visit the HSF Website


Come and scare with us. Skeleton Key Haunt is back!

Auditions are at KOA Theater, 780 S. Beretania St.
Aug. 13, & 20, from 11am-3pm.

KOA Theater’s fifth annual Haunted House — Skeleton Key Hawaii — is looking for scare actors to join our team this year! No experience necessary, just a willingness to throw oneself into the Halloween spirit.

Click here to see the details

KOA Theater’s 2022-2023 Season!

For KOA’s 5th Season, we are proud to present 7 plays, all written by women, all of them Hawaii premieres!

Subscriptions & Packages available for purchase soon.

2022-2023 KOA Theater season

KOA Theater – New Space, Same Great Entertainment!

We’ve got big things planned in the upcoming months. Our 8-play season includes the kind of thought-provoking, side-splitting, hit-you-in-the-feels kind of shows for which KOA Theater (formerly Kailua Onstage Arts) is becoming known. Add to that a Circus Workshop for kids, Stand-up Comedy, Staged Readings, a Concert Series, Improv, Classes, and of course we’re planning 2022’s best and scariest Haunted House attraction!

Stay tuned for more announcements and additional details from KOA Theater! And don’t forget to join our mailing list to get all the news delivered directly to your inbox.

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Can’t Attend But Want To Help KOA Theater?

We’ve got big ambitions for our space, including building out a 100-seat Mainstage theater, and a smaller 50-seat Black Box performance space. Big ambitions aren’t cheap, and no amount of help is too small!

Get in on the ground floor today and be able to brag you were a donor from the very beginning!

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There is free parking available in the Frank Fasi Municipal Parking Lot.

Street parking can often be found on Beretania, near Planned Parenthood. Also on Alapai St., along the side of the Board of Water Supply. This is metered parking, but free after 6 and on Sundays.


Free parking is available at the underground Frank Fasi Municipal Building Parking lot on Beretania,

Parking for KOA Theatre

Enter from Beretania on your left just past Alapa’i.

COVID Safety at KOA Theater

KOA Theater always prioritizes the health and safety of our patrons, and we follow all State requirements as they change – which they often do!  However, at this time there are no mask, vaccine, or contact tracing requirements – but if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please know that KOA is a safe space to do so.

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