Hawai'i Children's Theatre

“Inspiring youth through the study, performance, and appreciation of theater arts!”


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Theatre Academy


Intro to Acting

Musical Audition Workshop

Film Acting + Production

Spring Sing Bootcamp

A Spooky Cabaret Bootcamp


New Theatre Academy Classes for Winter, Spring and Fall!

Summer Stars 2024

Registration Opens March 2

AM Rising StARS & Keiki AT PLAY


Keiki At Play: 5 - 8

AM Rising Stars: 8 - 15

DATES: June 17 - July 25

TIMES: 8 am - 12 pm


TUTION: $565*

Participants will be grouped by age and experience. For Keiki at Play, a dedicated instructor will accompany your child each day. This program will focus on the triple-threat skills of singing, dancing, and acting with classroom, workshops, and coaching culminating in a final performance. This Cabaret style format fits well for small groups performing on stage, and also accommodates a variety of levels and experiences from first-time performers gaining their confidence, to experienced performers honing their skills.

*NOTE: $50 worth of tickets are included in the tuition cost. Sell your tickets to the show for a $50 reimbursement!

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PM Program - "Willy Wonka JR."

AGES: 8 - 15*

DATES: June 17 - July 28

TIMES: 1 pm - 5 pm

PERFORMANCES: July 26, 27, 28

TUITION: $840**

This is a production oriented camp. Your young actor will put their learned skills to work putting on a full-scale production.

*For experienced performers only!

Previous HCT experience OR enrollment in the AM Rising Stars program is required

**NOTE: $240 worth of tickets are included in the tuition cost. Sell your tickets to the show for a $240 reimbursement.

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INternSHIP Applications

AGES: 15+

DATES: June 17 - July 28

TIMES: 8 am - 12 pm or 1 pm - 5 pm

Are you teen, age 15 or older, interested in theater? Do you like working with children? Join in on the fun by volunteering to work with our keiki alongside professional educators in dance, singing, acting, makeup, costumes, tech, and more! Work together on the summer production to help create the magic of theater!

Deadline to apply: April 30th

Interviews on May 5 - 7.

Interns receive:

  • $150 per program
  • Letter of recommendation for future employment or schooling.
  • Community service credit hours.
  • Recognition dinner & outing.
  • An HCT T-shirt.
  • Lot's of keiki smiles and gratitude!
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HCT Theatre Academy

Ages: 5+

Registration Based

offers a diverse range of courses for young aspiring actors. Theatre Academy is the perfect platform for youth to explore, learn, and shine in the world of performing arts.


Summer Stars

Ages: 5 - 15

Registration Based

Full-day summer programming for the theater lover in your family!

AM Program introduces the beginner thespian to the basics of acting, dance, singing and design.

PM Program introduces the intermediate or advanced student to participating in a full-scale production.

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Ages: 9+

Audition Based

This is a full-scale broadway-style production where children can work with adults and professional theater staff to create a memorable experience!

Fall Show

Ages: 15+

Audition Based

This program provides an opportunity for young actors, designers and stage technicians to explore more challenging and mature musical theater themes in a black-box setting.

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4411 Kikowaena St. Lihue, 96766

PO Box 662295

Lihue, HI 96766

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HCT plays host to an ensemble of professional artists who bring unique vision and compelling voice to the creation of meaningful theatre for all audiences.

HCT strives to make live theatre a vital part of the childhood experience for all young people on Kauai. Hawai’i Children’s Theatre serves more than 300 young people each year, some through the scholarship subsidy and work study programs. 10,000 children and families attend HCT performances each year.

Melissa Mcferrin Warrack

Vice President

Debra Blachowiak

Interim President/Treasurer

Dolly Kanekuni


Ryan Oyama

Carolyn Price

Carrol Gatlin

Mardi Maione

Jennifer Easterly