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Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Professional Development Training (Lecture series) "Thinking of Theatre": Theater playing a leading role in community development (4-part series)

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This program offers lectures for emerging producers and coordinators in the performing arts field.
This focuses on public theaters that play a role in community development, introducing theaters undertaking unique initiatives such as the cultivation of human resources and regeneration in regional areas, along with creation of outstanding arts and culture.

Lecture schedule

Lecture 1
SaLaD music festival’s “Murmeli” opera for babies related project: regional education initiatives by Theater Basel in Switzerland

Schedule: Tuesday, September 10 19:00 – 21:00
*Japanese interpreting available
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Symphony Space (5F)
Lecturer: Anja Adam (Head of Music Education, Theater Basel)

Lecture 2
Hareza Ikebukuro Hall: concept and urban design

Schedule: Tuesday, September 24 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Symphony Space (5F)
Lecturer: Masato Kishi (Manager/Theater Management Section, Toshima Arts and Culture Theatre (Tokyo Tatemono Brillia HALL)

Lecture 3
Regional development by Toyonaka Performing Arts Center managed by an orchestra
Schedule: Monday, September 30 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Rehearsal Room M3, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Lecture: Takuma Kakitsuka (Project producer, Toyonaka Performing Arts Center / Community program manager, Japan Century Symphony Orchestra)

Lecture 4
New possibilities for public theaters aiming regional regeneration: Case study of the theater in Kyoto

Schedule: Tuesday, October 8 19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Rehearsal Room M3, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Lecturer: Youichi Nakamura (Professor/Graducate School of Social Design Studies, Director/Social Design Lab., Rikkyo University )

Moderator (Lectures 2,3): Akiyoshi Watae (Executive Director, Platform for Arts and Creativity)

Participation fee

500 yen (tax included) each session


*First-come-first-served basis. Advance reservation required.

How to reserve

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Human Resource Development Section, Program Planning Division
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre


Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre



Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo / Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts Council