UPDATE: March 18th 2020

Dear MVT ‘Ohana,

Today we are announcing the cancellation of certain scheduled performances following the recommendations of the CDC to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

We made this decision with your safety and well-being foremost in our minds. We believe that this decision is the right one for you, our patrons, and for everyone working on our productions.

This closure will be a hardship for Manoa Valley Theatre and many in our community. We will need the support of our entire ‘ohana in the coming months. Your donations, season tickets, and voices are just a few powerful ways in which you can continue to support a vibrant arts community in Honolulu. For more information, please visit

Please allow us to reach out to you. We ask for your patience as we reschedule your tickets. We will reach out as soon as possible with more information. We’ll take care of you.

We remain unshaken in the belief that theatre brings out the best in us, inspiring hope and understanding. And, with the help of steadfast patrons like you, that mission will continue.

We guarantee: the show will go on.



Kip Wilborn
Executive Director

Manoa Valley Theatre

UPDATE – March 16th 2020

  • Due to the continuing concerns for public health and safety, MVT’s production of Desperate Measures has been postponed. Stand by for new production dates.
  • Auditions for The Game’s Afoot have been postponed. More information to follow.

Announcement – March 11th 2020

Aloha MVT Ohana,

The show must go on! Since the 19th century, this has been the rallying cry of producers, directors and performers across the country and around the world. 

However, the Coronavirus outbreak has presented circumstances that are unprecedented in our lifetime. Manoa Valley Theatre (MVT) cares deeply about our patrons, and your safety at our theatre is important to us. We’d like to update you about what we’re doing during this time of heightened hygiene awareness. We are following the lead of our city, state and federal elected officials as we implement strategies recommended by public health authorities and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Some of these policies are new and some have been in place for quite some time. We want to make sure that the only worry you have while at MVT is what play you’re going to see next!

As of March 9, 2020, we have taken the following steps: 

  • There are hand sanitizer dispensers outside our house doors on the lanai.
  • There are signs in all public restrooms from the CDC about healthy hand-washing habits.
  • The custodial staff is disinfecting/wiping down frequently touched surfaces, such as door handles and arm rests.
  • Members of our staff are wearing gloves to handle food and used utensils, plates, and glasses.
  • Once the house opens for your performance, if you already have tickets for the show, you may check in directly with the usher at the door by giving them the name for your tickets. Our usher volunteers will be searching for the name alphabetically. Please be sure you know what name your tickets are reserved under, and we ask that all members of your party are present before you proceed to the usher.
  • If you are purchasing a ticket immediately before the performance, you will not be given a paper ticket and may proceed to the usher once your tickets have been purchased.

You can help by washing your hands frequently, and by covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough. If you are feeling ill, we ask that you please contact the box office to reschedule your performance. We will waive exchange fees for anyone who is sick or choosing to stay home as a precaution. 

We are not canceling performances or our Manoa Marquee Sapphire Ball. However, we will follow all CDC recommendations to protect everyone who comes through our doors. If it becomes necessary to change our operating hours or cancel any performances, we will reach out via email and through our social media channels. We will also post updates on our website at

Mahalo for being a part of the MVT Ohana!