Tokyo Takarazuka Theater

Tokyo Takarazuka Theater (東京宝塚劇場, Tōkyō Takarazuka Gekijō) is another home for Takarazuka Creative Arts in Yurakucho, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo.

Tokyo Takarazuka Theater
Tokyo Takarazuka Building.JPG
Former namesErnie Pyle Theatre
Location1-1-3 Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
OwnerToho
TypeIndoor theatre
Seating typeReserved
Capacity2,069
Construction
Opened1934
Expanded2001
Demolished1998
Tokyo Takarazuka Theater (1930s)
Ernie Pyle Theatre era (1940s)

It served as the second round performing theater for the Revue's performing cycle. The original theater was built in 1934. It was taken over by the American GHQ after the defeat of Japan in 1945 and re-named the "Ernie Pyle Theater" from 1945-55.[1] It was demolished in 1998. The current theater was built in 2001. It has 1,229 seats on the first level and 840 on the second.

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Preceded by
Sankei Hall
Host of the
Kōhaku Uta Gassen

1956-1957
Succeeded by
Shinjuku Koma Theater
Preceded by
Shinjuku Koma Theater
Host of the
Kōhaku Uta Gassen

1959
Succeeded by
Nihon Theater
Preceded by
Nihon Theater
Host of the
Kōhaku Uta Gassen

1961-1972
Succeeded by
NHK Hall

Coordinates: 35°40′22.8″N 139°45′33″E / 35.673000°N 139.75917°E / 35.673000; 139.75917