Imperial Theatre (Japan)

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The Imperial Theatre (帝国劇場, Teikoku Gekijō), often referred to simply as the Teigeki (帝劇), and previously the Imperial Garden Theater, is a Japanese theater located in Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan operated by Toho. Opened in 1911 as the first Western-style theater in Japan, it stages a varied program of musicals and operas.[1] The original structure was rebuilt in 1966 as Tōhō's "flagship" theater, opening with the premiere of Scaretto, a local adaptation of Gone With the Wind, which drew 380,000 attendees over the course of the theater's first five months of operation.[2]

Imperial Theatre
Teigeki (帝劇)
Imperial Garden Theater 2012.JPG
Imperial Theatre
Address3-1-1 Marunouchi
LocationChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
TypeIndoor theatre
Seating typeReserved
Broke ground1963
Theatre website


  1. ^ Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. (2017). "The West End (and Broadway) Head East: Tõhō International and Gekidan Shiki". In MacDonald, Laura; Everett, William A. (eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers. Springer. p. 280. ISBN 9781137433084.
  2. ^ Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. (2007). "From Scaretto to Kaze to tomo ni sarinu: Musical Adaptations of Gone With the Wind in Japan". In Jortner, David; McDonald, Keiko I.; Wetmore, Kevin J. (eds.). Modern Japanese Theatre and Performance. Lexington Books. pp. 238–239. ISBN 9780739123003.

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Preceded by
Shibuya Public Hall
Host of the
Japan Record Awards

Succeeded by
Nippon Budokan

Coordinates: 35°40′35.5″N 139°45′38.7″E / 35.676528°N 139.760750°E / 35.676528; 139.760750