Welcome to UH Mānoa Theatre

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is internationally recognized for its unique multicultural approach to the study of Theatre and Dance. Its unique location in the middle of the Pacific allows for a rich exposure to theatre and dance from the East and West.

The Theatre program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is renowned for its Asian theatre productions and course offerings, as well as programs in Western and Hawaiian theatre (acting, directing, history, theory), design, playwriting and TYA (theatre for young audiences). Coursework goes hand in hand with productions staged in the 600-seat Kennedy Theatre and the intimate Earle Ernst Lab Theatre.

The Theatre program includes 14 full-time faculty members who teach over 40 courses per semester. The theatre program has approximately 50 undergraduate majors, 38 masters candidates, and 12 enrolled PhD students. Students come from around the globe to study theatre at UHM.

Degrees: BA, MA, MFA, PHD
Focus Areas: Asian, Hawaiian, Western (Acting, Directing, History, Theory); Design; Playwriting; TYA