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46 Merchant St
Honolulu, HI, 96813
United States

808-536-4441

Sponsorship

 

sponsorship

Join us on stage at kumu Kahua theatre as a sponsor!

 

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our mission is:

  • To provide theatrical opportunities for the expression of local community lifestyles, whether contemporary or historical.

  • To stage locally written plays set in Hawai‘i or dealing with some aspect of the Hawaiian experience of residents.

  • To provide training and theatrical experiences for local playwrights, directors, performers and other theatrical artists.

  • To develop an increasingly large audience sensitive to plays and theatre pieces dealing specifically and truthfully with local subject matter.


about kumu kahua

Founded in the early 1970s by University of Hawai‘i graduate students, Kumu Kahua Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Honolulu has gained national and international recognition for its regional programing. It is the only theatre in the world wholly devoted to telling the story of Hawai‘i and her people. It is also one of the only American theatres devoted to Theatre of Place: theatre that exists for both collaboration on and exhibition of stories belonging to a given geographical region.

Forty-eight-year-old Kumu Kahua is the only theatre group in the state that nurtures local playwrights, offering them a sounding board and venue, and telling Hawai‘i’s story through plays about these islands, its people, its cultures and contemporary life. Without Kumu Kahua, seminal works about Hawai‘i by Hawai‘i playwrights—such as Lee Cataluna’s Folks You Meet in Longs and Edward Sakamoto’s Aloha Las Vegas—would not have made it to the stage, and into people’s hearts

With more than 230 plays to its credit, the theatre’s artistic and technical experience attracts some of Hawai‘i’s most talented playwrights, actors, directors, designers and other theater artists. The audience at Kumu Kahua is treated to the unique experience of hearing the voice of Hawai‘i on stage and the unique story of Hawaiian lives unfolding in the action of the play.

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our audience and marketing reach

  • 92% are permanent residents

  • 83% hold a college degree or higher

  • 85% say our plays inspired interesting thoughts and convos

  • 60% say our plans made them want to be more involved or supportive of the theatre community on O‘ahu

  • 97% say Kumu Kahua’s mission is important to them

  • 2,800 O‘ahu residents participate in theatre each year

  • 400 neighbor island residents participate in theatre each year

  • 320 out-of-state visitors participate in Kumu Kahu’s programs

  • 1,600,000 estimated print impressions in our 48th season

  • 4,500,000 estimated online impressions in our 48th season

  • 75,000 estimated social media reach in our 48th season


why the arts matter (how your support matters)

A thriving art culture benefits the overall community by giving people a way
to express themselves, communicate ideas, create dialogue, and foster creativity.

Studies have shown that arts in our community leads to:

IMPROVED test scores
CAPTIVATION and pleasure
IMPROVED self-efficacy, learning, skills and health
EXPANDED capacity for empathy
DEVELOPMENT of social capital
COGNITIVE growth
EXPRESSION of communal meaning
CREATION of social bonds

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SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Businesses and organizations who support the arts are showing their alliance with artists and storytellers in our community. Kumu Kahua Theatre is first and foremost a Theatre of Place. Our sponsors directly reach local residents who are interested in hearing local stories from local playwrights.

Your support makes our work possible. Thank you for considering joining us on stage.


 

$2,500 CREW SPONSORSHIP

  • Name in printed program, posters, website, press release, and Theatre emails

  • 4 tickets to each season production

  • 2 tickets to our annual Kālā-Bash fundraiser

  • 2 invitations to our exclusive donor performance and private reception

 

$5,000 CHORUS SPONSORSHIP

  • Name in printed program, posters, website, press release, and theatre emails

  • 8 tickets to each season production

  • 6 tickets to our annual Kālā-Bash fundraiser

  • 4 invitations to our exclusive donor performance and private reception

  • Exclusive discounts for employees

 

$10,000 ACTOR SPONSORSHIP

  • Name in printed program, posters, website, press release, and theatre emails

  • 10 tickets to each season production

  • 8 tickets to our annual Kālā-Bash fundraiser

  • 6 invitations to our exclusive donor performance and private reception

  • Exclusive discounts for employees

 

CUSTOM PACKAGES CAN BE DEVELOPED FOR SPONSORS ABOVE $10,000


FOR MORE INFO OR TO SIGN UP FOR A SPONSORSHIP, CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM.

FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT MANAGING DIRECTOR DONNA BLANCHARD AT
808-536-4222 OR EMAIL KUMUKAHUADIRECTOR@GMAIL.COM