Kyoto-Gekijo (Kyoto Theater) (京都劇場)

Kyoto-Gekijo is a theater located in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture.

Summary

Shiki Theatre Company primarily use this theater to stage their musicals. Johnny&Associates used to put on performances at this place when it was called Kyoto Theatre 1200 (京都シアター1200) before its renovation. This theater has only public performances, unlike other theaters dedicated to Shiki Theatre Company and play only their musical.

The number of seats vary according to the performance. This theater was opened with a performance of the Phantom of the Opera.

Stage History

In 2002:

The Phantom of the Opera: January 1 to March 2, 2003

In 2003:

Hamlet, Shiki Theatre Version: March 22 to April 13

Musical Beauty and the Beast: June 1 to April 9, 2005

In 2005:

Ondine: May 1 to May 4

Disney's Aida: June 7 to October 30

Musical Rikoran: November 16 to December 11

A Chorus Line: December 21 to February 5, 2006

In 2006:

Musical A Foreign Hill: February 12 to March 19

Musical Southern Cross: April 2 to May 14

A Dream of Dreams (夢から覚めた夢): May 27 to August 27

Rokumeikan (drama): September 11 to October 9

Crazy for You: October 21 to April 8, 2007

In 2007:

enContact (musical): April 21 to May 27

The Walker-Through-Walls (壁抜け男): June 5 to July 1

Evita (musical): July 15 to September 12

Das doppelte Lottchen (ふたりのロッテ): September 22 to October 3

Jesus Christ SuperstarJaponesque Version: October 13 to November 10

Jesus Christ Superstar Jerusalem Version: November 18 to December 8

Yuta and Strangers (ユタとふしぎな仲間たち): December 16 to January 27, 2008

In 2008:

West Side Story: February 11 to April 27

Location

901 Higashi Shiokoji, Karasuma Street Shiokoji Street sagaru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture (inside Kyoto Station)

Transportation

One minute on foot from the Karasumaguchi Exit of JR Kyoto Station

Note:

It is not connected with the movie theater of the same name (the present Kyogeki bowling alley) which was on Kawaramachi Sanjo in Nakagyo Ward and was the first movie theater run by Toei until around 2000.