ROHM Theatre Kyoto

ROHM Theatre Kyoto, originally known as Kyoto Kaikan, is a concert hall and performance venue located in Kyoto, Japan. The main hall was first opened in 1960 and seated 2,005 patrons. The facility closed in 2012 and was redeveloped over a four-year period, reopening in January 2016. As well as the main concert hall, the facility also has two additional performance spaces seating 700 and 200 guests.

ROHM Theatre Kyoto
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Location of the theatre
ROHM Theatre Kyoto is located in Japan
ROHM Theatre Kyoto
ROHM Theatre Kyoto
Location within Japan
ROHM Theatre Kyoto is located in Kyoto city
ROHM Theatre Kyoto
ROHM Theatre Kyoto
ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto city)
Former namesKyoto Kaikan
Address13 Okazakisaishoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8342 Japan
Public transit
OwnerCity of Kyoto
TypeConcert hall
Seating typeReserved
Capacity
  • Main Hall: 2,005
  • South Hall: 716
  • North Hall: 200
Construction
Opened29 April 1960 (1960-04-29)
Renovated2012–2016
ArchitectKunio Maekawa
Website
rohmtheatrekyoto.jp/en/

Kyoto-based ROHM semiconductor saved the landmark post-modernist building from possible demolition by granting ¥5.25 billion towards the cost of refurbishment. In recognition of this contribution, ROHM received naming rights to the building.[1]

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  1. ^ Eglington, Mika (22 December 2015). "'New' Kyoto theater promises a mighty arts boost". The Japan Times. Retrieved 4 April 2017.

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Coordinates: 35°00′53″N 135°46′51″E / 35.014603°N 135.780753°E / 35.014603; 135.780753