「I want to see a the Shiki Theater or a musical in Osaka!」
this article is for you!
Hello! WABI SABI here, to give foreign visitors the information you need in order to further enjoy Japan!
What we, the information brokers of Japan, would like to introduce to you in this article is a place, where you will be able to watch a Shiki theater or a musical, the Osaka Shiki Theater!
Now let’s get right into it!
【Access Info】Where Is The Osaka Shiki Theater?
The Osaka Shiki Theater is located at a place called Umeda in Osaka. Getting there is convenient and you’ll be able to watch a musical right after getting off of a train.
It is said that the Osaka Shiki Theater is located in in the heart of the Umeda district.
You will be able to conveniently get there from the JR line, Subway, and each of the private lines.
It is really close to the east exit of the Hanshin Umeda Station. It is also about a 2 minute walk from the JR Osaka Station Sakurabashi exit and a 4 minute walk from the Hokushinchi Station.
It is really close to the Nishi Umeda Station on the Yotsubashi Subway Line and about a 5 minute walk from the Umeda Station on the Midosuji Line.
You can also get there by car. If you’re coming from the Tosabori area, it will take you about 3 minutes from the Hanshin Expressway No.11 Ikeda Line Exit Bridge. If you’re coming from the Toyonaka area, it will take you about 5 minutes from the Umeda Exit of the Hanshin Expressway No. 11 Ikeda Line.
The convenience of getting to the Osaka Shiki Theater is one of its charms.
What Kind Of Theater Is The Osaka Shiki Theater?
In this part, we will list of info such as the atmosphere, basic information, facilities other than the theater and other services of the Osaka Shiki Theater.
Business Hours And Vacation Days?
The business hours and vacation days aren’t set as they differ depending on the showings.
What Is The Customer Capacity?
The seating capacity of the Osaka Shiki Theater is 1200 seats and the parking capacity is 725 cars.
As they have a parking lot, you don’t need to ride the train as you can conveniently get there by car.
It is easy to walk there as it is located on the 7th floor of the HERBIS ENT business facility near Osaka.
What Is The Atmosphere Of The Theater?
The doors at the Osaka Shiki Theater are narrow and tall like western doors to show that they can replicate western performances.
Furthermore, the seats on the 2nd floor are pushed very close to the stage so you will be able to feel at one with the stage!
You will be able to enjoy a large scale and powerful performance along with many people a there are a large number of seats.
What Is Its History?
The Shiki Theater group came together in 1953 and had their first big hit with their long running performance, CATS, in 1983.
As of now, they are one of the largest theater groups in Japan, bolstering around a staggering 800 members.
Their popularity doesn’t only come from their performance of CATS. They also perform Mamma Mia and The Phantom of the Opera.
What About Their Other Facilities?
They have a restaurant for you to eat at and they are suited for children as well for those with bringing children with them.
There are even large scale bookstores near the theater so why not buy a book while on your way?
They even have a childcare service, so you can leave your children in their care while calming watching the performances.
Furthermore, you can get a discount if you have a half off ticket!
Useful Tour Info
In this part, we have listed articles that we recommend for those who are currently or planning to visit the Osaka Umeda area!
Please use these as your reference when you come to visit Umeda!