Kennedy Theatre's 50th Anniversary Celebration



50th On December 4, 1963, the John F. Kennedy Theatre opened its doors to the public. The state-of-the-art theatre, designed by internationally-known architect I. M. Pei, was a shining new addition to the Honolulu arts scene and huge step toward creating a world-class theatre and dance program on the UH Manoa campus.

Since it opened, Kennedy Theatre has been a crossroads of cultures, enjoying a broader spectrum of performance than any other stage in the world. Thousands of students have walked across the stage and well over one million audience members have enjoyed countless performances, where tradition and innovation have joined to create 50 years of exciting theatre and dance.

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