Osaka Shochiku-za Theatre

This theater is located in 1-Chome Dotonbori. Modeled after the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the theater was opened as the first Western-style theater in the Kansai region in 1923. The theater's impressive front entrance sports a grand Neo-Renaissance-style arch. The theater's European-style entrance is on the first floor; concessions and sofas are positioned around the second floor lobby, and floors three through five are for audience seating. In 1997, facilities were upgraded and added while leaving the front entrance in its original condition. The theater hosts kabuki, shinpa, and Shochiku Shinkigeki plays as well as reviews, musicals, concerts, and more.

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  • We went to see the Kabuki and it was not what we expected
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.02.01
    We were excited to go to see a live Kabuki performance......but it was not what we expected.......we asked what was friend speaks Japanese......and paid for one act........NO photos are...
  • Craft beer @basement
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.12.16
    Check this place out to enjoy craft beer and snacks for a momentary chill out from all the walking in Shinsaibashi and Dotonburi. Lovely place to hangout.
  • A taste of culture
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.08.08
    While a difficult thing to get into for non-Japanese speakers, I feel the experience here was excellent. Both the play we watched and the food we ate in the restaurant under the building.Im in...

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