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Kennedy Theatre

Ka Lamakua - The Creative Element

The Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is the home base for the productions of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Opened in 1963, the building was designed by the internationally-known architect I.M. Pei, and features a beautiful 620-seat mainstage theatre and a 140-seat flexible “black box” space, named the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre after one of the department's long-time faculty members.

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Arts & Culture

Located at the crossroads of the Pacific, UH Mānoa arts and cultural programs bring together the best of Asia, the Pacific Islands, the United States, and beyond. Offering hundreds of year-round events and exhibits, the Mānoa campus is an ideal place to learn about other cultures or discover a new passion.