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Waseda University Theatre Museum

Waseda University Theatre Museum"Waseda University Dr. Tsubouchi memory theater museum" which was ward designation tangible cultural property, building was known for Waseda University professor as literary person, and, in commemoration of seventy years of age (70 years old) of Dr. Shoyo Tsubouchi who was pioneer of Japanese theatrical world and all 40 translation completion of "the shake pya complete works", it was built in 1928 by the support of more than 1,500 volunteers of learned society, theatrical world. The design of the Theater Museum was modeled on the historic Elizabethan "Fortune Playhouse" built in the 16th century. The covered area in front of the building represents the main stage of the playhouse, with entrances on each side. The museum's reading rooms correspond to the backstage area, with the wings that flank the main entrance as box seats and the open area in front of the building as ordinary seats. We collect drama-related documents of all parts of the world and display as well as Japan in the hall. In *yokinenshitsu, we can follow life of *yo and step of theater museum.


*Friday, March 23, 2018 reopening

Postal code 〒169-8050
Address 1-6-1, Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Open / Closed
Main building counter, exhibition room: 10:00-17:00 (fire, Friday ... 19:00)
Annex counter, from Monday to Friday 10:00-17:00
Saturday and Sunday, celebration shut room
Nearest station / Access
  • 7-min walk from Waseda Subway Sta. (Tokyo Metro Tozai Line)
  • It is a 5-minute walk from Toden Arakawa Line Waseda Station

・It is a 2-minute walk from metropolitan bus (study 02 system) "Waseda Univ. front gate" line terminal getting off from JR Yamanote Line, Seibu Shinjuku Line Takadanobaba Station (Waseda Exit)
・Seibu Shinjuku Line, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line "Nishiwaseda" 20-minute walk

Phone number 03-5286-1829
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