OWLSPOT THEATRE aims to be a theater where everyone can come to enjoy great performing arts


Photo by Takahiro Iino

OWLSPOT Theatre opened September 10, 2007, on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Rise Arena Building, which connects directly with Tokyo Metro’s Higashi-Ikebukuro Station on the Yurakucho Line.
The 301-seat main theater has presented performances ranging from family-friendly and seasonal programs to cutting-edge works and international co-productions.
As a Toshima Ward public theater, OWLSPOT Theatre runs all sorts of workshops and outreach programs. It also stages performances aimed at local people and holds lectures to draw new talent into the arts sector.
After being open for more than 10 years with its ongoing mission of “theater for everyone,” OWLSPOT Theatre continues striving to foster a rich and vibrant theater community in which a diverse range of people gather and mingle.
Meanwhile, in line with Toshima Ward’s “International Art and Culture City” plan, OWLSPOT Theatre is also a focal point for many theater-related gatherings in the Ikebukuro area.


With its 301 seats, OWLSPOT Theatre is a compact, black-box space designed so audiences can directly feel the atmosphere from the stage. Superbly equipped and suitable for many purposes, it can stage performances to the highest standard, whether theater, dance or other performing arts, and also host lectures and other meetings. In addition, OWLSPOT Theatre`s café and spacious foyer can be used for various events and as meeting places for audiences and artists.

Name OWLSPOT Theatre
Opened September 10, 2007
Opening hours 9:00-22:00
Closing dates The theater is closed for New Year’s holidays from December 29 to January 3 (inclusive). Exceptionally, it may also close for building and facilities maintenance.
Other facilities: Foyer, cafe and 2 Meeting Rooms
Contact Rise Arena Building 2F/3F, 4-5-2 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013, Japan
Tel +81-3-5391-0751
Fax +81-3-5391-0752


  • Theater
Photo by Takahiro Iino
Type Black box
Capacity 301 fixed audience seats arranged in tiers
Stage Proscenium style
Stage size Maximum width 17.8 meters, of which 10.9 meters is open to the audience; depth is 10.9 meters; the height of the gridiron is 9 meters
Equipment 17 electric art battens;
4 electric lighting battens
Lighting control board Matsushita Electric Works Co., Ltd. / PACOLIS ⅢC
Sound system Control panel / YAMAHA / PM1D*1 type

*Japanese only


  • Foyer
Photo by Takahiro Iino
Area Approx. 200 m2
Cafe Approx. 80 m2

*Cafe is in the left-hand corner from the entrance

Dressing Rooms

  • Dressing Rooms
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Dressing Rooms
Dressing Room 1 Approx. 15 m2
Dressing Room 2 Approx. 15 m2
Dressing Room 3 and 4 *Approx. 70 m2
Separated by a partition Dressing Room 3
(Approx. 30 m2)
Dressing Room 4
(Approx. 40 m2)

Meeting Rooms

  • Meeting Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Meeting Rooms
Meeting Room A 60 m2 / Capacity 33 people
Meeting Room B* 180 m2 / Capacity 110
Meeting Room B can be divided by a partition into two rooms Meeting Room B1 70 m2 / Capacity 30
Meeting Room B2 85 m2 / Capacity 40

*Japanese only


By subway

Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line: Direct connection to OWLSPOT Theatre from Exits 6 and 7 of Higashi-ikebukuro Station.

By train

OWLSPOT Theatre is a 10-minute walk from the East Exit of JR Ikebukuro Station along the Green Odori main street.

By tram

OWLSPOT Theatre is a 2-minute walk from Higashi-Ikebukuro 4-chome Station on the Toden Arakawa Line.(Tokyo Sakura Tram)

By bus

都 (To) 02 route
OWLSPOT Theatre is a 2-minute walk from the Higashi-Ikebukuro 4-chome bus stop.

By car

Leave the Shutoko Expressway at the Higashi-Ikebukuro exit, which is where OWLSPOT Theatre is located.
There is no parking at the theater. Please use spaces in the vicinity or travel by public transport.

By bicycle

There is a toll-bicycle parking space at the building. It is free for the first 2 hours, then ¥100 for every 4 hours after that.

Booking Tickets

Click here for online reservation/vacancy inquiry.