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Updated: October 1, 2019

Imperial Theatre 帝国劇場

3-1-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda City, Tokyo

Theatrical productions at Marunouchi's grand Imperial Theater

The Imperial Theater was Japan's first Western-style theater, opened in 1911. It is located in the Marunouchi area of Tokyo and operated by film and theater production giant Toho. The building is an imposing presence that sits facing the Imperial Palace.

The theater has a capacity of just under 2,000 people. It puts on mostly blockbuster plays and musicals like "Gone with the Wind," "Les Miserables," and "Miss Saigon," and runs about ten productions per year. One particularly impressive feature is its advanced stage technology, which includes six underground floors of hydraulically revolved stages.

The building also includes the Idemitsu Museum of Arts on its ninth floor.

How to Get There

  • Hibiya StationHibiya LineChiyoda LineMita LineExit B35 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • *Varies depending on screening or exhibition schedule


Varies per exhibition or screening

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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