Palace Theater: Movies, Concerts & Special Events

Bridge at the Palace

Saturday June 25th @ 7:00pm
doors open at 6:00pm

Live Stage Show
Family Friendly

Tickets Available Now
$20 General Admission
$30 VIP Priority Orchestra Seating
All tickets $5 more on Day of Show

A concert benefit to celebrate Pride at the Historic Hilo Palace Theater

Starring 

Bridge Hartman 

accompanied by the all star local talents of: Asha Azama, Meili Aspen Caputo, Sam Deitch, Kyra Gomes, Charles Bankhead Haines, Jennie Kaneshiro, Payton Lamar, Zayne Paresa, Erin Smith, Josh Timmons

 

Choreography by Zayne Paresa & Aleah Kay 

Directed by Bridge Hartman & Larry Reitzer

Musical Direction by Josh Timmons

HPAF: Opera on the Rocks

Friday July 1st @ 7:00pm

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Fridays at the Palace series

Tickets Available Now
$30 General Admission

A perennial favorite performance featuring HPAF Faculty and Professional Fellow Artists.

Shallon Tore’ Live in Concert

Saturday July 2nd @ 6:00pm
Doors open at 5:15pm

Live Concert: Pop, R&B, Gospel
Approx. 120 min

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$15 presale General Admission
$20 Day of Show General Admission
Open Seating. All sales final, tickets are non-refundable

Shallon Tore’ preforms live from the Historic Palace Stage in benefit of the Salvation Army. Shallon Tore’ is an American urban contemporary gospel singer, and songwriter, and winner of the 2021 W.A.M. Award (We Are the Music Makers) honoring independent artists.

HPAF: Music at the Movies

Friday July 8th @ 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:00pm

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Fridays at the Palace series

Tickets Available Now
$30 General Admission

From the world’s greatest stages to The Big Island, the cast of Orpheus performs beloved favorites from the movies, old and new.

Ladies of the Palace

Saturday July 9th @ 7:30pm
Doors open at 6:00pm

Live Drag Show
approx. 150 min

Tickets Available Now! 
$50 VIP (Green section)
$30 General Admission (Yellow section)
$20 High Risers (Red Section)
Please refer to color coded seating chart below, all seating is first come/first serve within the designated ticketed sections. Tickets are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Join the “Ladies of the Palace” for one night only. A Drag Review, showcasing 7 of Oahu’s top performers as they bring you a night of lust and temptation.

Tickets Available Now!
$50 VIP (Green section)  $30 General Admission (Yellow section)  $20 High Risers (Red Section)
Please refer to color coded seating chart below, all seating is first come/first serve within the designated ticketed sections.
Tickets are non-refundable, all sales are final.

 

HPAF: An Evening with Joey Contreras & Friends

Friday July 15th @ 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:00pm

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Fridays at the Palace series

Tickets Available Now
$30 General Admission

Join Mexican-American award-winning musical theatre composer, Joey Contreras, in an intimate evening of musical theatre and cabaret favorites featuring the cast of Hair. 

Palace Pride Shorts Showcase

HANA HOU PRESENTATION
Sunday June 26th @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Monday June 27th @ 7:00pm
Tuesday June 28th @ 7:00pm
Doors open 30 min prior to showtime

Short Film program | various genres
107min
This program contains film dealing with adult subject matter and explicit imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior, Students & Veterans

Enjoy a full length program of short films from around the world showcasing diverse perspectives from within the LGBTQ+ community.

Films included in this program are:

“PonyBoi” USA Narrative | Written & Starring River Gallo
Award winning film inspired by the true life experiences of it’s star. An intersex runaway searches for love and a way out of his working class neighborhood in New Jersey.

“HUSH” Historical Narrative | Jennifer Lana Harper, Directed by Alex Merkin

On May 10th, 1933 in Berlin, Germany Nazi Youth destroyed the Institute of Sexology and the famed Transgender Cabaret, the El Dorado was raided and turned into Hilter’s Nazi Headquarters. Hush tells the story of Drick, one of the first successful transgender performers in the cabaret, who was operated on by Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld and the chaos that ensued in the path of the Nazi soldiers. Helene, a salon girl from the Nazi brothel, Salon Kitty, overhears the Nazi planning and escapes to warn the performers in the cabaret of the upheaval. When she arrives in the glorious cabaret she is looking for Magnus Hirschfeld only to find he is in Paris. She then confides in Drick and tells the performers that they need to get out of the cabaret as soon as possible. Drick and the performers follow their hearts and stay. This is their home! Instead of hiding from fear of certain death, the troupe decides to perform their most dangerous show ever. This is surely suicide for them, but they chose to stand up for who they are and what they believe in; leaving their legacy behind in the ashes of evil and destruction.

“My Brother is a Mermaid” UK Narrative |  Directed by Alfie Dale
Award winning film following the experiences of a non-binary teenager, as seen through the eyes of their 7 year old brother. Set in a desolate seaside town, the film fuses social realism with fairytale, as it examines how a child’s innocence and unconditional love can be a powerful and disruptive force for good.

“Final Boy” Music Video for Hilo’s own Bridge Hartman, Dir by Nick Souza
Set to a killer original track, Final Boy is a clever twist on the horror film trope of the final girl left standing.

“Dear Mother Nature” USA Documentary | Directed by: Tim Kressin

Wyn Wiley and his alter ego — environmental advocate drag queen Pattie Gonia — are here to tell you that “Mother Natch” is hella pissed. In Dear Mother Nature Wiley uses the community of allies he has built around his persona to bring attention to a dire environmental disaster washing up on the shores of Hawaii: single-use plastics. Wiley witnesses plastic in the GI tracts of loggerhead sea turtles, engages in the Sisyphean task of cleaning up brittle fragments of beach plastic, and ultimately creates inspirational works of art out of the wreckage.

Spot Holder for Lesbian focused short film.

Plus more surprises!

HPAF Young Singers Showcase

Friday July 22nd @ 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:00pm

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival Fridays at the Palace series

Tickets Available Now
$30 General Admission

Fully-staged performance featuring HPAF’s High School student participants.

Celtica Nova with special guest “The Dame Of Drones”

Saturday, September 24th @ 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:00pm

Live Concert | approx. 120 min
Community Co-Production

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$35 General Admission
$45 Golden Circle (Priority Orchestra Seating)
All tickets $5 more on Day of Show
All seating is open and first come first serve on night of. Golden Circle tickets permit access to sit in the theater’s priority orchestra section.
Dancing is welcome for this show!     *Please be advised that dancers may obscure front rows view
All sales are final, Tickets are non-refundable or transferable.

Blues Bear Hawaii & B97/B93 are proud to present Celtica Nova with special guest “The Dame Of Drones” “AKA” Chelsea The Piper & Duncan Knight performing an Explosive Show with their unique sound of blazing bagpipes, mighty drums and the power of a rock band, CELTICA takes by storm.