Shunju-za Theater (春秋座)

Shunju-za is a theater located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City on the site of Kyoto Performing Arts Center operated by Kyoto University of Art and Design.


The origin of Shunju-za was a theatrical company led by Eno ICHIKAWA, which had made a debut in 1920 by performing 'The Father Returns' written by Kan KIKUCHI.

Shunju-za Theater, that opened in 2001, is operated by Kyoto University of Art and Design. The facility is not subject to be rented out to general public. It has a maximum seating capacity of 950. It can set up a temporary hanamichi (a raised walkway running from the back of the theater to the right of the stage) including a standing room, as well as an orchestra pit. It is a theater not only for Kabuki (traditional drama performed by male actors) but can also be used for an opera, a play, and a musical.


10 minutes walk from Eizan Electric Railway (Kyoto Prefecture) Chayama Station

[Original Japanese]