‘The Liaison Council of Theaters and Halls in Japan’ and the Structure of Public Theaters and Music Halls in Japan:

Throughout Japan, there are over two thousand public theatres and concert halls built by prefectural and local municipal governments, but only few of these facilities produce original performances and workshops on their own.  
‘The Liaison Council of Theaters and Halls in Japan’ is a network organization of approximately forty public theatres and music halls throughout Japan offering various projects from original performances, programs reaching out to their local community and developing programs to foster the next generation of professionals in theatrical arts.
Each facility differs in size and operates individually to meet their regional characteristics and therefore not all facilities are able to produce or co-produce international performances, but facilities which do engage in international activities, are also part of our network organization.     
In general, facilities plan their own performance program.  Production staff will propose ideas they gathered through their network of artists and theatrical companies or through other theaters that will meet the nature of their facility and or carry a theme close to their regional characteristics or challenges.
Budgets for these projects are composed of facility’s own expense, ticket sales and public funds.
Because Japanese financial year begins in April and ends next March, planning for the following year begins around the summer and by autumn the budgets are forecasted.  Along with the budget, public fund applications for the following year are also submitted in autumn including the Cultural Affaires Agency and Japan Foundation - keep in mind, the larger the production, such as for international co-production projects, the budget approval process will begin much earlier than autumn.      
With Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead, wide variety of cultural programs are currently being explored.  Many of our facilities will be offering various unique programs and we believe international projects will also be part of these programs. 
Please contact us if you are interested to submit plans to any of our facilities.




Hokkaido Tohoku

Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara



Natori Performing Arts Center

Ezuko Hall Sennan Arts and Culture Center


Kantou Koushin'etsu

Art Tower Mito (ATM)

Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater



Tokyo Bunka Kaikan 

Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre 

Setagaya Public Theatre 

OWL SPOT, Toshima Performing Arts Center


Chofu City Sengawa Theater

Parthenon TAMA 

Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall 

Kanagawa Arts Theatre(KAAT) 

Kanagawa-Kenmin Hall


Kanagawa Prefectural Youth Center

Yokohama MinatoMirai Hall 

Yokohama Noh Theater

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse 

Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre

“Ryutopia” the Niigata City Performing Arts Center

Niigata Prefectural Civic Center 


Chubu Hokuriku

Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center "GRANSHIP"

Toyohashi Arts Theatre

Kasugai Civic Cultural Foundation

Aichi Arts Center

Kani Public Arts Center "ala"

Mie Center For the Arts

AUBADE HALL and Toyama Art Creation Center 

Ishikawa Ongakudo 

Harmony Hall Fukui 



Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts 

Kyoto Concert Hall

ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Izumi Hall


Sakai Municipal Art Complex(FENICE SACAY)

Minoh Maplehallminoh

Hyogo Performing Arts Center


Chugoku Shikoku


​・Mihara City Arts Center “Popolo”

Shimane Civic Center

Shimane Arts Center

Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media(YCAM)

Sunport-hall Takamatsu

Museum of Art, Kochi


Kyushu Okinawa

Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center 

Kurume City Plaza 

Kumamoto Prefectural Theater 

Medikit Arts Center ,Miyazaki




National Theatre 

New National Theatre, TOKYO 




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