The most known night shows in Hawaii

Night shows are the most popular type of entertainment on the islands. There is the greatest choice of shows and events suited to every fancy: from traditional island dancing and singing to acrobatic shows, Elvis look alike shows, illusionists and comic shows. Most of the events you can visit on Oahu and Maui.

Night shows on Oahu island

Most of night shows in Oahu take place in hotels in the Waikiki region, as most of the gusts of the island choose this location to stop. You will easily find a show or event up to your taste.


If you want to see world class shows with comics, music, dancing and singing, then you will surely like «the Society of Seven» with 7 musicians entertaining you with hits from Broadway, Latina and Hawaiian music, celebs look alike scenes and with amazing comic scenes. The show takes place in the hotel «Outrigger Waikiki Hotel». You can buy a ticket which includes buffet lunch as well.

The show «Blue Hawaii» is performed by the best look alike of Elvis Presley — Jonathan Von Barn, who was awarded by National TV as the best look alike of Elvis in the world. He will show you amazing look alike live rock and roll show and will sing the best hits. The tickets may include dinner. The show takes place in «Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel».

«Magic of Polynesia» – is a show of the world class illusionist John Hirokawa. The show takes place in a specifically equipped hall for the event in «Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel». If you adore magic and tricks, then you must see that show. Hirokawa will perform breathtaking tricks: the illusionist will make things appear and disappear, as well as will show you his skills and smartness, getting out from the weirdest traps. He will make a real helicopter to disappear right in front of your eyes, right in the hall. The performance also includes Polinesian tunes, you will see Hula dance and singing. There are three types of tickets for the show: the show only, the show and an average dinner, the show and the exclusive dinner.

«Cirque Hawaii» is a new entertainment show which takes place in «Cirque Hawaii Theater». You will see 40 participants, taking part in 15 amazing acts. Gymnasts will show you their acrobatic skills which will surely stun you. You will see dancing, the magic of equilibrium, breathtaking acrobatic tricks and clowns who will make you laugh to tears. The tickets for the show are available in three types: the show only, the show and a dinner and the show with a memorable gift.

Another prominent show Waikiki «Creations – A Polynesian Journey» takes place in «Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel». The music, dancing and special visual effects tells the history of Polynesia and its myths and legends. This show may resemble you the feast of Luau as the songs and dances are similar and both shows end up with Samoa Fire Knife dancing. You can choose the most appropriate type of attending: just show and cocktail, the show and a dinner and the show and an exclusive dinner.

One of the most popular shows of the Oahu island is the performance «Horizons – Where the Sea Meets the Sky» by the Polynesian Culture Center of the city of Laie. The show contains the elements of cultures of seven Polynesian islands (Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti and Marquesas Islands). If you are interested in local music and dancing of Polynesian islands, then this show is the best option for you. To attend the show you will need to buy an entrance ticket to the Polynesian Culture Center which is a live museum where you can learn about Polynesian locals. There are several types of tickets available.

Night shows on Maui island

If you visit Maui island and want to enjoy a local show, then you can choose among the next most popular ones: «Ulalena», «Kupanaha», «Sugar Cane Train».
«Ulalena» is a show telling you the myths and legends of Hawaii. The show includes many acts with Hula dancing, acrobatic performances and modern dancing. The show takes place at «Maui Theater» which was specifically equipped for the performance. Due to an excellent audio- and lightening equipment and amazing performance you immerse into the legends and myths of the islands. If you are interested in Hawaiian culture and want to learn more, then «Ulalena» is the best option for you. Several types of tickets are available.

«Kupanaha», «Magic of ages» is another way to learn Hawaiian myths and legends. The performance includes tricks, Hula dancing and island songs. Very talented artists take part in the performance. They are Jody and Katelin Baran and their daughter. The ticket price includes many snacks, main courses and desserts. There is a special kids menu. The show «Kupanaha» takes place at Kanahele Room Theater» in «Kaanapali Beach Hotel».

The train «The Sugar Cane Train» offers you to take part in the train adventure, which you will never experience anywhere else in the world, except of the Maui island. The train starts from the Puukolii Station. During the trip you will enjoy amazing sights from the windows. The terminal station is Kaanapali Station where you will be offered amazing Hawaiian dinner with dancing and local music. During the show you can also learn some Hula dance movements.

Night shows on Kauai and the Big Island

On Kauai and the Big Island there are no specific night shows. But if you stop on one of these Hawaiian islands and want to see an entertaining even, then we recommend attending Luau. If you spend you vacation at the resort, then you can learn about entertaining programs held by your hotel. Most of big hotels offer bars and restaurants with live shows.