Palace Theater: Movies, Concerts & Special Events

John Cruz “Island Style Holiday”

Sunday November 26th @ 3:00pm + 7:00pm
Box Office, Concessions, and Doors open for seating 1 hour prior to each performance.
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Live concert

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW$40 General Admission
$100 VIP Priority Orchestra
VIP tickets include an exclusive meet & greet with the artist, plus signed CD and T-Shirt.
 All tickets $5 more on Day of Show. All seating is assigned at time of ticket purchase. Tickets are non-refundable, all sales final

Kick off the Holiday Season with John Cruz and special guests live in concert at the Historic Palace Theater!

Tickets are available now for 2 performances on Sunday November 26th: 3:00pm and 7:00pm. Doors open for seating 1 hour prior to each performance.


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Poltergeist

THROWBACK THURSDAY
September 21st @ 7:00pm
Doors, box office and concessions open at 6:30pm

1982 | 114 min | Horror, Thriller | Rated PG

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior | Student | Veteran

Directed by Tobe Hooper
Starring JoBeth Williams, Heather O’Rourke, Craig T. Nelson

Synopsis: 2. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and when their youngest child, Carol Ann, goes missing, her parents must turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help.

THROWBACK THURSDAYS will see your favorite classic films play on the Palace Big Screen every Thursday evening at 7pm.  The idea behind this series came straight out of the theater’s suggestion box, so if there’s a title you’d love to see please share it with us!

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Silent Movie Night: CITY LIGHTS

Friday September 22nd @ 7:00pm
Doors, box office and concessions open at 6:30pm

1931 | 87 min | Romantic Comedy | Rated G

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$12 in Advance
$15 at the door

Enjoy Charlie Chaplin’s timeless masterpiece “CITY LIGHTS” accompanied by a live score performed on the Mighty Palace Pipe Organ by organist Walter Greenwood.

Movie Synopsis: A hapless but resilient tramp (Charlie Chaplin) falls in love with a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill) on the tough city streets. Upon learning that she and her grandmother are to be evicted from their home, the tramp undertakes a series of attempts to provide them with the money they need, all of which end in humiliating failure. But after a drunken millionaire (Harry Myers) lavishly rewards him for saving his life, the tramp can change the flower girl’s life forever.

SILENT MOVIE NIGHT events are a joint fundraiser between the Palace + The Hilo Theatre Organ Society to benefit the continued maintenance and restoration of the historic Mighty Palace Pipe Organ

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ONCE ON THIS ISLAND – 21st Annual Fall Musical

OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCE : Friday October 6th @ 7:00pm
Saturday October 7th @ 7:00pm
Sunday October 8th @ 2:30pm

Friday October 13th @ 7:00pm
Saturday October 14th @ 7:00pm
Sunday October 15th @ 2:30pm

Friday October 20th @ 7:00pm
Saturday October 21st @ 7:00pm
CLOSING PERFORMANCE : Sunday October 22nd @ 2:30pm

Doors, box office and concessions open 1 hour prior to showtime.
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Musical Theatre with Live Band | approx 120 min
Family Friendly

EARLY BIRD TICKETS available from Sept 5th through 12th
$25 Priority Orchestra Seating
$15 General Admission

Standard Ticket Prices
$35 Priority Orchestra Seating
$25 General Admission
$10 Keiki 12 and Under
All tickets $5 more on Day of Show. All sales final. Tickets are non-transferable or refundable. All seating is assigned for this production. Seat numbers are selected at the time of ticket purchase.

The Friends of the Palace Theater is proud to present our 21st annual Fall Musical production : ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Show synopsis: An island of storytellers come together to tell a story of love, bravery, and strength…the story of the peasant girl, Ti Moune. An orphan, chosen by the Gods, is taken into a simple and loving family, Though content, she feels like she was destined for something more. After a terrible accident caused by a wicked storm, Ti Moune falls for a handsome, ailing, stranger whom she tries desperately to nurse back to health. She bargains with the Gods for his life, but to do so she must make the ultimate sacrifice. This sets our young peasant girl on the ultimate quest to answer the age old question, can love conquer death?

Directed by Jennie Kaneshiro & Jennifer Eng
Choreography by Mana Ho’opai, Jasmine Serrano
Music Director Damien Stack
Vocal Coach Josh Payne

Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based Upon The Novel, “My Love, My Love” By Rosa Guy

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 Tel (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684
www.MTIShows.com


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Kristian Lei Live in Concert “Dreams of the Heart”

Saturday November 11th @ 7:00pm
Doors, box office and concessions open at 6:00pm

Live concert

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
VIP: $65
General Admission: $35
*10% discount for Veterans, Seniors 55+, students and children 12 and under. All tickets $5 more on Day of Show. All seating is assigned at time of ticket purchase. Tickets are non-refundable, all sales final

Kristian Lei Enterprises presents “Dreams of the Heart,” Kristian Lei Live in concert at the Historic Palace Theater. Kristian Lei is a Hawai’i recording artist and international music star from Broadway musicals Miss Saigon, The King and I, Disney’s Festival of the Lion King, Once on this Island, and more.

This show includes a special Veterans Day Tribute.With Special Guest Dr. Mel Ona EP Music Release featuring Kristian Lei.


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Edge of the West

Saturday November 18th @ 7:00pm
Doors, box office, & concessions open at 6:00pm

Live Concert

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$25 Earlybird Special
$35 General Admission
$50 VIP (Priority Orchestra section)
– Children 12 & under free accompanied by an adult
 All tickets $5 more on Day of Show. All seating is open within ticketed sections, seating is first come first serve on night of show. Tickets are non-refundable, all sales final

Blues Bear Hawaii and B93 / B97 present The Edge of the West Band playing the music of The New Riders of The Purple Sage, Grateful Dead, The Band, Hot Tuna Marshall Tucker, The Byrds, Graham Parsons and more!

The Edge of the West featuring special guest Barry Sless Pedal Steel & Vocals, fifteen year New Riders veteran Bill Laymon Bass & Vocals, Jim Lewin Guitar & Vocals and keeping the beat Marty Carpenter Drums.

Meet The Band:
Jim Lewin Guitar, vocals: (Todd Snider, Great American Taxi, Lacy J Dalton)
Bill Laymon. Bass, vocals:   (Jefferson Starship, New Riders of the Purple Sage, David Nelson Band)
Marty Carpenter. Drums, vocals:  (Freddy Fender, Lacy J Dalton)
Barry Sless. Pedal Steel (Jefferson Starship, New Riders of the Purple Sage, David Nelson Band, Bob Weir Wolf Brothers)


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Kitty Pineapple

Friday November 24th @ 7:00pm
Doors, box office and concessions open at 6:00pm

Stand up Comedy | Live Show

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$20 General Admission
$30 Priority Orchestra
 All tickets $5 more on Day of Show. All seating is assigned at time of ticket purchase. Tickets are non-refundable, all sales final

Hilo Palace Theater & Comedy U Present Kitty Pineapple live at the Historic Palace Theater.

In 2018, Kitty (with having 13 years experience in comedy) makes a soft appearance in the stand up comedy scene. Developing her on stage persona and refining her look each time. 2020, Kitty makes a splash on Instagram. Then in 2022, her TikTok went viral. From virality on Tiktok, it also spilled back over on her Instagram.

Kitty is as attentive to her fans as she is to her performance. Her dedication to their laughter is seen through her content. Her live performance is a whole other experience.

She takes you on a journey from where you have questions to a place of happiness and laughter. It’s a comedy show, so u should be laughing.

Join her as she headlines the Hilo Palace Theater on Black Friday for a special one of a kind performance.

Mahalo for your kokua, and for supporting live comedy in Hawaii.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Hawaii Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Nā Palapalai LIVE AT HILO PALACE 2024

Saturday March 30th @ 7:00pm
Doors, box office and concessions open at 6:00pm

Live Concert

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$99 VIP – See details below  
$39 General Admission
* All seating is assigned. Tickets $5 more on Day of Show. All sales final, tickets are non refundable or transferrable.

Nā Palapalai, the sweethearts of Hawaiian music return to the Historic Palace Theater featuring hula performances by Hilo’s own, Hālau a Keahilapalapa under the direction of Kumu Hula Naoho Kanahele. Kick off pre-Merrie Monarch festivities with this special night of Hula and Hawaiian music. Come early and shop at the show. Tons of concert tees, Niihau jewelry and CDs for sale at our POP UP Shop in the lobby.

VIP ticket Includes:

• Priority Best-in-House seating
• Kuana elegant culture Niihau earrings or Tahitian pearl pendant Gift Bag (Valued at $139)


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Na Kumu Hula ‘Uniki

Friday July 19th, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Doors, box office and concessions open at 5:00pm

Live ceremony event
approx 120 min

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
$25 General Admission
*All seats are assigned at time of purchase. Tickets are non-refundable, all sales final. 

Ho’okahi Wai ‘O Ka Like – We Are One


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