ZA-KOENJI is like a large tent or circus, and the theatre like a town square or forum where people come together: some to see a play, some to study literature, others to express themselves in performance. Some might come to be surprised or to find their own purpose. It’s a meeting place for everyone in the community, irrespective of age or sex. May ZA-KOENJI become your favourite place
A flexible small scale theatre situated on the ground floor. The standard configuration is a seating rake of 230 seats. There is no fixed stage; instead the floor consists of movable panels. The size and shape of the stage and seating area can be adjusted by changing the configuration of the floor panels.
A multi-purpose theatre with fixed raked seating to accommodate 250 to 300 audience members. Situated on floor B2 and accessible by lift this traditional theatre space is well suited to drama, music, dance and live arts as well as workshops and education activities.
A rehearsal room and studio space, dedicated to the popular Japanese folk dance “Awaodori”, a cultural attraction of growing importance in the Koenji area. The hall can also be hired for concerts, dance and drama performances, and as a rehearsal space.
The theatre archive is on Level 2. It holds published plays and scripts and other materials relating to contemporary Japanese theatre. Za-Koenji, in partnership with the Japan Playwrights Association, has made over 5,000 works available to the public. We encourage visitors to drop in and use the archive before or after performances
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