Waikiki Shell May 2021 - PC Hank González
Photo by Hank González


With world-famous Diamond Head for a backdrop and Waikiki Beach just across the street, the Waikiki Shell is a unique venue for outdoor concerts and other large gatherings. This magnificent shell-shaped facility – with its acoustically sophisticated stage, is an ideal location for twilight concerts, featuring balmy skies, lush greenery and of course – the Entertainment. You’ll find no other setting like this in the world!

The large stage, convenient work areas, dressing rooms, professional lighting, sound equipment and the unique setting, makes the “Shell” a most desirable facility in which to present an event. There is seating for 1958 on stadium chairs, an additional 6,000 on the lawns and a front “pool” area which seats 505 theater style or 320 at banquet tables.

Information for the shows currently on sale at the Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell

In addition to the regular rules, there are rules to fulfill the Emergency Orders in place for the safety of guests:

No coolers, outside food & drinks allowed (including HydroFlasks, Yeti flasks/containers, and other double walled containers, etc.).
No packages, bags, knapsacks and backpacks allowed.
Small purses not to exceed 12” x 12” (One per person & subject to search)
No chairs, back rests only.
**Bag check is NOT a check-in area for items not allowed into the Waikiki Shell.
Blaisdell Center and Security are not responsible for any of these items should they be left at the bag check area.
It’s the responsibility of the patron to secure their item when it’s not allowed into the facility.***

Any outside alcoholic beverage will be confiscated. Any patron under the age of 21 found drinking alcohol will be subject to ejection and/or arrest.


Emergency Orders for Tier 5

Face coverings are required when you are inside indoor spaces such as restrooms so be sure you have a mask with you.  Face coverings are not required outdoors.  But face coverings are recommended and encouraged for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in crowds & large groups while outdoors.

Contact tracing information is required for each individual who attends events.  Event promoters will be collecting this in various ways, but be prepared to provide your contact information and show an ID to confirm.  Children under 18 can be verified by their parents or guardians.

Food and beverages purchased at the event must be consumed in your assigned seat or section.

NOTE:  Each presenting organization may have additional restrictions or suggestions for entry to their performances so we advise reaching out to the organization for more information.

**Please help keep the Waikiki Shell safe for everyone.

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