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Address: 68 North Market St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: 808-244-8680
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A Great Alternative To the Usual

Ok, so you've gained 5 pounds eating at Maui's pacific rim restaurants and have done a sunset cruise and a luau. What next? How about live theater? The "historic Iao theater" in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Kyoto, Japan
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Kyoto, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Ok, so you've gained 5 pounds eating at Maui's pacific rim restaurants and have done a sunset cruise and a luau. What next? How about live theater? The "historic Iao theater" in Wailuku is host to some of Hawaii's best live theater productions. Very popular with locals, the Iao boasts an intimate experience (the worst seat in the house here... More 

Thank windance
Silver City, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The Historic Ioa Theater is a delight all on its own. It is a wonderful venue for live theater and we attend every chance we get. The organization, Maui OnStage, has been at it for decades and they get it right every time. The Adams Family is a funny and charming presentation. As always, the musical and performance skills are... More 

1 Thank Pat0110
Plano, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

In the quiet town of Wailuku, HI is the Historic IAO Theater. This Theater dates to 1927...and was revived in 1995 with a complete renovation and given a spot on the "National Register of Historic Places". While the physical theater is unique and comfortable...it is the skilled and talented local theater community that makes this a great place to visit.... More 

1 Thank plantotx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You'll love this place if you like Art Deco Buildings. Catch one of the local Maui theater troupes for a plus. Better plays and events than one would think.

1 Thank Mauikboy
Wailuku, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went to see Elf-The Musical here for Christmas. First time at this historic theater - vintage, but not ornate. Enthusiastic community players that were doing their best.Live musicians in a small "pit area" provided the music. Prices started at $20 and it appeared that you could see well no matter what seat you might have in this theater. Parking is... More 

1 Thank Tom B
Gig Harbor, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I went to see a Maui Youth on Stage production here and had a blast. Great show, excellent venue and now I plan to always check the schedule here - it's a great place.

Thank LesRose
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Natalie and I just got in the door from watching Tim Burton's Graveyard Cabaret, starring members of Maui on Stage and The Kit Kat Club. The show was absolutely fantastic! This was done using all local talent! The advertisement for the show said dress up for Hallowe'en if you like, and EVERYBODY did! The theatre may be old, but it... More 

Thank Danny B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Saw Legally Blonde here last week and musical was great and we loved this historic theater! It is in old part of town and looks very "old Hawaii".

Thank Barkley1948
Kihei, Hawaii
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173 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Iao Theater has some great cmmunity Theater and they are always worth going to. We have some amazing local talent here on Maui. the Theater was also in one of those "most haunted" TV shows where they captured something on camera on the stage. Very cool. Check it out!

Thank Jim D
Delta, Canada
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75 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This very old theater is now home to the local thesbians and the shows that we have seen have been terrific! When ever we are in Maui we try to go to at least one performance at the Iao Theater.

Thank gjanie

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