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Welcome to KOA Theater!

KOA Theater presents thought-provoking, side-splitting, hit-you-in-the-feels kinds 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!

Now Playing

Improv: What Had Happened Was... at KOA Theater.

Performed by Denouement


We’ve got improv by a supergroup of Hawaii’s improv all-stars!

Friday, Sept 8th & Sunday, Sept. 10th at 7:30pm
Tickets: $10 at the door

Our AC may be fixed but now our electric bill is sky-high again… all proceeds go towards it!

The air will be frosty but the laughs will be red-hot!!

Skeleton Key Hawaii 2023 Haunt

Skeleton Key Hawaii - Oahau's best haunted attraction!

Dates: Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31

Full information coming soon. Check out our audition notice if you’d like to be part of this year’s Haunt!

Dreams are weird… but they can’t hurt you, right? Things feel like they’re repeating, falling apart, spinning, wait – what was that sound? How did I get here? This year’s HAUNT will subvert the expectations and take patrons deep into a creepy dreamscape full of jump scares, terrors, and spooks that are all in YOUR HEAD.

New Location: Pearlridge Center Mall, Wai Makai (the lower section of the mall)
Unit 2408A (2nd Floor former Inspiration furniture store)
We’re located right below the Movie Theater and Food Court, on the same level as Uncle’s.

Always Playing!

Pay-It-Forward Tickets

We at KOA believe that theater should be accessible to all — help put a little goodness back into the world by participating in our “Pay It Forward” ticket program! You buy a ticket and donate it to our pool, where it will be redeemable by anyone in the community for any of our shows. Look for the Pay It Forward button on our Ticketing page, or contact us for more information.

Pay it forward tickets to KOA's plays are always available.

KOA Theater 2022 Capital Campaign!

We are incredibly excited for our next chapter in Downtown Honolulu. We’ve already produced an entire season and hosted several other companies’ productions in our new space at 780 South Beretania Street; but the renovations required to fully convert this former warehouse into a new home with two functional stages won’t be easy. We need your help to realize our vision of transformation. Won’t you please donate either your dollars or time? Review the giving levels below to learn more…

Donate to KOA Theater to help us build a better space for you!

KOA Theater – New Space, Same Great Entertainment!

We’ve got big things planned in the upcoming months. Our 7-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 host the best and scariest Haunted House attraction on the island!

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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Wild Swimming presented by KOA Theater
Constellations presented at KOA Theater
Wild Swimming at KOA Theater


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

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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