Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Za Koenji

Architect: Toyo Ito
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Function: Public Theatre
Complete: 2009

Za-Koenji Public Theatre is a theatre for contemporary performing arts. The theatre is funded by the city of Suginami in Tokyo and managed by Creative Theatre Network (CTN), a non-profit organization led by president Ren Saito. The theatre produces, presents and supports a wide range of cultural activities for the community of Suginami, enabling people of all ages to see and take part in many art forms from drama and dance to music and storytelling.

Director and playwright Makoto Sato, is the Artistic Director. His vision is for ZA-KOENJI to become a forum or Agora; a meeting point where the communities of Suginami can come together with local, national and international artists.

(article: from website)

********Visit Imformation*********************
2-1-2 Koenji-Kita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Opening hours:
ZA-KOENJI will close for one week during the New Year holiday.
How to get there?
ZA-KOENJI is located in the west of Tokyo and is accessible by rail. The nearest train station is Koenji on the JR Chuo Line. It takes 5 minutes from the station to the theatre on foot.
Entrance fee:
Free entrance


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