Manoa Valley Theatre is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt semi-professional theatre organization which been operating continuously since 1969. It produces an annual mainstage season of six productions in an intimate and flexible 165-seat, black box theatre. Play selections typically are drawn from recent Off Broadway and Broadway seasons and include musicals, comedies and dramas. From time to time, special presentations are produced in its Studio Series between mainstage productions or on dark nights during the run of mainstage plays. The theatre is in production year-round, with a new play opening every other month, and each play being presented with between 14 and 35 performances. The annual play production season begins in September. The theatre is run by a fulltime professional staff of seven, and utilizes community volunteers in all areas of its operations.
Manoa Valley Theatre is a charter member of the American Association of Community Theatre, a member of Hawaii Alliance for Drama Education and Hawaii State Theatre Council.