NHK Hall

The NHK Hall is a concert hall located at the NHK Broadcasting Center, the main headquarters of Japan's public broadcaster NHK.[1] The hall is the main venue for the NHK Symphony Orchestra, but it has also played host to other events, such as the 1979 Japan Music Awards, and NHK's annual New Year's Eve special Kōhaku Uta Gassen.

NHK Hall
NHK-Hall 2016.jpg
LocationShibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates35°39′58.85″N 139°41′50.56″E / 35.6663472°N 139.6973778°E / 35.6663472; 139.6973778Coordinates: 35°39′58.85″N 139°41′50.56″E / 35.6663472°N 139.6973778°E / 35.6663472; 139.6973778
OwnerNHK Service Center
Typeconcert hall
Seating typeReserved
Capacity3,800
Construction
Built1972
Opened20 June 1973
Renovated2021-2022
Website
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HistoryEdit

The original NHK Hall opened in 1955 at a location in Tokyo's Uchisaiwai-cho district. Several live programs were broadcast from the hall, such as Song Plaza and Personal Secrets.[2] In 1973, a new NHK Hall was established in Shibuya, Tokyo at the site of NHK's new headquarters, the NHK Broadcasting Center.

The acoustics for the hall were designed by Minoru Nagata, later of Nagata Acoustics,[3] while TOA Corporation provided the hall's sound equipment.[4]

On April 9, 2019, it announced that it will be closed for a long period from March 2021 to June 2022 for earthquake-proof construction and renovation. The 72nd NHK Kouhaku Utagassen, scheduled to be broadcast on December 31, 2021, will be held at the Tokyo International Forum.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tokyo, 2-2-1 Jinnan". www.operabase.com.
  2. ^ "50 Years of NHK Television". www.nhk.or.jp.
  3. ^ "NAGATA ACOUSTICS NEWS". www.nagata.co.jp.
  4. ^ Pro Audio Middle East Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
Host of the
Kōhaku Uta Gassen

1973–present
Succeeded by
current