The Yokohama Noh Theater’s main stage was built in 1875 for the estate of former lord of the Kaga domain and was later moved to the estate of former lord of Takamatsu domain, where it was known as the Somei Noh Stage. The stage was later dismantled. Currently the stage is restored using the original components.
Yokohama Noh Theater has a second stage as well as studio rooms for rehearsals and classes. The theater hold regular exhibition of Noh and Kyogen’s costumes and musical instruments, and occasionally hold special exhibition regarding Japanese traditional arts.
- 27-2 Momijigaoka, Nishi, Yokohama 220-0044
About the Facilities
The main stage is used for performances, presentations, and rehearsals of Noh, Kyogen, and other traditional Japanese performing arts.
Noh stage: 5.91 meters square
Hashi-gakari: 2.42 meters wide and 10.26 meters long
Kagami-no-ma: 33 m2
Shozoku-no-ma: 16.5 m2
Hoji-shitsu: 6.7 m2
Audience seating: The theater seats 486
(including 5 spaces for wheelchair use)
The second stage is used for practicing and presenting Noh, Kyogen, and other traditional Japanese performing arts.
Stage: Area of the stage is the same as the main stage
Backstage rooms: two Japanese-style rooms (each 10 m2)
Audience Seating: Accommodate about 60 people on carpet.
The studio rooms serve as common rooms during performances and are also used for practicing Noh, Kyogen, and other traditional Japanese performing arts.
Rooms: Four rooms, each 20 m2 in area. One has a wooden floor.
The dressing rooms are used during performances on the main stage. When not in use for performances, they are available for practicing Noh, Kyogen, and other traditional Japanese performing arts.
Rooms: Four rooms, each about 16.5 m2 in area.
There are very few steps in the theater and is accessible by wheelchair. Accessible restrooms are available on first and second floor. The parking for the handicapped is also available free of charge. Parking space must be booked in advance. If you need any assistance, please contact us.
Yokohama Noh Theater is closed for maintenance on dates below: