The Neal S. Blaisdell Center is Hawaii’s Community Center on the island of Oahu. We are conveniently located at the demographic center of Honolulu and our facilities are easily accessible from Waikiki hotels and shopping centers. Our venue contains many artesian springs that serve as tropical fish ponds that wind around the Arena and Exhibition Hall and provide a tranquil setting. The property is also known for its sweeping lawns and coconut tree groves which have existed since they were originally planted at the Ward Estate.
Neal S. Blaisdell Center has been in operation since 1964. We have over the last few years modernized the facilities of the Center to make them more attractive to the modern touring events including the Exhibition Hall being expanded, enclosed and air conditioned. The second floor now includes three additional meeting rooms and the administrative offices and a new box office was also built.
The Blaisdell Center complex includes a multi-purpose Arena, Exhibition Hall, Galleria, Concert Hall, meeting rooms and parking structure. These facilities are affordable, adaptable and ideal for cultural attractions, meetings, community shows, trade shows, family shows, sporting events and superstar entertainment. Blaisdell Center also offers its clients excellent food and beverage service through its concessionaire. The two-decked parking structure with 2,000 stalls is accessible from both King and Victoria Streets and the Kapiolani Boulevard entrances.
The Waikiki Shell is located in the spacious Kapiolani Park at the foot of Diamond Head for a backdrop and Waikiki Beach at the opposite end. This tropical outdoor amphitheater, built in 1956, has always been Hawaii’s place to see the stars, under the stars. Within the Shell grounds and nearer to the ocean is a smaller amphitheater and the Diamond Head Greens.
To manage and market a diversity of community oriented facilities and Services for the use and benefit of the public; supporting cultural, recreational and educational opportunities and events toward a self supporting basis.