Kyoto Art Theater Shunjuza

 

About Kyoto Art Theater

Established by Kyoto University of Arts and Design in 2001, Kyoto Art Theater is the first full-fledged university-run theater in Japan. In addition to passing down Japanese traditional performing arts to new generations, the theater also hosts diverse array of experimental works and strives to explore greater creative possibilities in music, dance and play. Through the performing arts, Kyoto Art Theater conveys the unique traditions and creative spirit of Kyoto to the world.

About the Performance Spaces:

Kyoto Art Theater is comprised of two distinct spaces: Theater Shunjuza, which was designed as a Kabuki-style proscenium theater, and studio21, a black-box theater designed for multidisciplinary performance work.
These two distinct spaces allow for a diverse range of performing arts, from traditional and classical works to cutting-edge multidisciplinary performances.

Location:
Kyoto University of the Arts
* ”Kyoto University of Art and Design” was named as “Kyoto University of the Arts” as of April 1st, 2020.
2-116 Uryuyama, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8271

Administration:
Kyoto Performing Arts Center (Director: Fumio Amano, professor of Kyoto University of the Arts)

Interdisciplinary Research Center for Performing Arts, authorized as a joint usage/research center by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology since 2013.

http://www.k-pac.org/kyoten/

 

Theater Shunjuza


The stage and seats were designed based on a Kabuki-theater which contains traditional functions such as Hanamichi (flower path), Mawari Butai (revolving stage) and Toya (a waiting room used by actors). Shunjuza also has an orchestra pit area and can present contemporary and western performing arts including opera.

Shunjuza Artistic Director:
Ennosuke Ichikawa IV (since May, 2013)

Stage Dimensions:
Front stage size 18m, front height about 6m30cm–7m60cm.
Depth about 17m.
Grid height about 16m.

Seats:
The first Floor: 528 seats with Hanamichi set, 603 without Hanamichi set, 501 with orchestra pit, include five wheel-chair sections.
Second Floor: 204 seats.
Maximum: 807 seats.

 

studio21


studio21 was designed as an experimental space for various and multidisciplinary performances including contemporary theater and dance. The space is a black-box theater featuring movable technical systems for light, sound, and pipe grids that can hold various technical devices and stage items. Movable seating allows a diversity of layouts and stage settings.

 

 

Information on Food and Beverages

Please feel free to use the café and cafeteria before and/or after the performances

Breath KUA


This café is located between the entrance to Kyoto University of The Arts and the theater. Open to the public, in this stylish atmosphere fit for an art university, visitors can enjoy a menu perfect for taking a break – special coffee blends, expresso, and caramel macchiato. It also features a well-rounded food menu, including popular bread, Danishes, and Campagne sandwiches from established Kyoto bakery Shinshin-do. We recommend you enjoy them with daily soups such as minestrone.
Also, smoothies and cakes such as Mont Blanc and chocolate mousse go well with coffee, perfect for pre-show or recess tea time.

Breath KUA

Opening hours: 10:00am-5:00pm (regular days)
Drip coffee 120 yen / Smoothies from 250yen / Cakes from 280 yen
* Opening hours may change on weekends and National Holidays. Please check the website below for more information.
https://www.kyoto-art.ac.jp/student/life/sale_info/

 

Verdi Le cafe Artisanal


The stylish café located on the first floor of Uryukan by the main steps to the university is the second shop of the famous coffee shop, Café Verdi, located on Shimogamohon-dori street. This is a self-roasting café where only beans to be used for the day are roasted. You can enjoy freshly roasted specialty coffee. The menu also includes many foods such as the popular venison Keema curry and generously portioned panini. For those who enjoy sweets, there are cakes and macaroons, among others. Please full yourself with delicious coffee and food after watching performances at this café.
Self-roasted coffee beans are also available for purchase.

Verdi Le cafe Artisanal

Opening hours: 8:30am-9:00pm (last order 8:00pm)
Closed: Tuesdays
Small coffee (420 yen) / Hand drip coffee 600 yen
* 200 discounts for take-out drinks
 https://arti.verdi.jp/

 

Student Cafeteria

This cafeteria is located on the third floor of Shiseikan, designed by architect Kuma Kengo and opened in 2008. The interior is decorated with bright pastel colors, and from a menu with 1000 varieties, each day some 100 items are prepared. You can enjoy generous portions of food and healthy snacks, including set menus, at reasonable prices. Breakfast and evening food items are also available.

Student Cafeteria

Opening hours: 8:00am-8:00pm (regular days)
* Opening hours may change on weekends and National Holidays. Please check the website below for more information.
https://www.kyoto-art.ac.jp/student/life/sale_info/

 

 

Seating Chart

Shunjuza Seating Layout Chart

with Hanamichi without Hanamichi

 

 

Access Information

2-116 Uryuyama Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8271 Japan

From JR Kyoto station, Keihan Sanjo station, Hankyu Kyoto-kawaramachi station

Take bus #5 for Iwakura, get off at Kamihatecho Kyoto Zokeigeidai-Mae (about 50 minutes from JR Kyoto station)

From subway Marutamachi or Kitaoji station

Take bus #204, get off at Kamihatecho Kyoto Zokeigeidai-Mae (about 15 minutes from each station)

From Keihan Demachiyanagi station

Transfer to Eizan Railway, get off at Chayama station. About 15 minutes-walk from Chayama station.
It takes 10 minutes by taxi to the University.

NOTE: Travel times are approximates and may change depending on weather and traffic conditions.
There is no parking at the university, so please refrain from coming by car, motorcycle, or bicycle.