Setagaya Public Theatre (Main Theatre)

Setagaya Public Theatre is designed for staging artistic performances such as theatre and dance, as well as for concerts. It is a theatre with an audience capacity of 600 (in the basic configuration) that can be configured into two form. The first is an open form with no boundary between the stage and audience, inspired by the ancient Greek open-air theatre and the spatial character of Asian traditional theatre, and the second is the proscenium form. Equipped with high-level functions and facilities, this theatre is compatible with a wide range of artistic performance plans.

Proscenium Form (with seating platforms gently elevated)

Open Form (with seating platforms steeply elevated)

Special Features
Stage Mechanism Configuration The floors of the main stage, stage front, parquet and seating platforms have their own individual mechanisms. In particular, the mechanism for adjusting the elevation angle of the seating platforms is unique to this theatre. Another special feature is the separable and removable lighting bridges that enable free positioning and hanging of lights. When they are not needed, they can be hidden in the wings to create an open space without obstacles. This is unique to this theatre too. The hydraulic mechanism enables smooth and silent operation of these bridges at both very low and high speed.
Lighting Equipment Three bridges above the main stage can be moved or removed in accordance with artistic directions and stage setting plans. Each wing is equipped with four bars for side lights. Three bars upstage and hanging equipment for a custom-designed truss downstage can each be supplied with load circuits without difficulty. The load circuits on the stage floor, except for the LH circuits, are installed on the walls so that sets can be moved smoothly and floor level differences can be adjusted freely.
Sound Equipment A full digital mixer equipped with scene memory/replay functions is employed to enable a full range of sound effect operations. It incorporates a wealth of functions as an SR mixer as well as an SE mixer.
Stage Configurations and Dimensions Standard proscenium form and open form
Proscenium arch: W10.9m D11.817m H6.6-9.1m
Catwalk high: 19.0m
56 floor units (W910mm D1820mm each) can be used as traps.
9 entrances onto the stage at ground level
Seats on the stage front (7 floor units can be used as traps) and the parquet can be removed to use these areas as stage.
Stage Area Stage floor (214.8m² main stage, wings, and backstage in total): 485.3m²
Stage front (also as audience seats or orchestra pit): 39.3m² (W10.908m D5m)
Parquet (also as audience seats): 30m² (W14.150m D3.9m)
3 traps in the audience seats (some seats need to be removed)
Audience Seats Audience seats featuring stepped floor elevation (The elevation angle of seating platforms can be adjusted in accordance with the stage form.)
Audience Capacity Maximum: 700 (612 seated and 88 standing)
Proscenium form: 540-600 seats (12 seats for 4 wheelchair spaces)
Open form: 513-540 seats (12 seats for 4 wheelchair spaces)
Dressing Rooms 5 dressing rooms and 1 room for stage crews
Main Theatre
Stage-related materials PDF format (in Japanese)
(Partially revised in April 2014. Please use the latest data.)
Seating Plan Download a PDF file (file size : 244KB)

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A complete set of materials on the stage, lighting and sound can be downloaded from the Japanese page.