Waikiki Shell


About Waikiki Shell


The Waikiki Shell is hands down one of the most unique concert venues anywhere. With Diamond Head Crater as the backdrop and Waikiki Beach just across the street, it doesnt get much better than this. Clear, beautiful Hawaiians skies, and wide open space in the middle of Kapiolani Park are perfectly combined with the acoustic stage to make one of the best concert venues in Hawaii. The Waikiki Shell is capable of seating 1,958 in stadium chairs, 6,000 in the Lawns, and a front pool area that will seat an additional 505.


The Waikiki Shell has seen the likes of some of the most famous performers in music history, including such acts as Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, just to name a few, and the Waikiki Shell hosted the world famous Kodak Hula Show starting in 1937. The Kodak Hula Show was discontinued in September of 2002.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Oahu
  • Amenities: Parking, restrooms, handicap accessible.
  • Insider Tip: There is free street parking located along Paki Avenue which provides easy access to the Waikiki Shell.
  • Fun Fact: The Waikiki Shell is located in the middle of a public park and hosts concerts and events in an open air environment.
  • What to Expect: A beautiful open air concert venue located in the middle of Kapiolani Park. Diamond Head Crater provides a breathtaking backdrop and it is located a short distance from Waikiki Beach.