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Theater and Stage Machinery System[ Culture & Sports ]

Technology to Support Perfect Performances on Stage

Photograph of the theater and stage machinery system
Our Theater and Stage Machinery System has been delivered to more than 100 theaters and arenas

Our safe and reliable theater and stage machinery system promises excellent operability, maintainability, and a precise control and operating system using state-of-the-art Mitsubishi technologies based on our abundant experience in R&D and engineering electronics project management over the years.
Our stage machinery system has been delivered to hallmark theaters in Japan such as the New National Theatre in Tokyo and the Tokyo International Forum, as well as the world-famous opera houses such as the Shanghai Grand Theatre and National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing). The system also helps producers, singers, and musicians create top-level stage performances.

Functions of the Theater and Stage Machinery System

  • Movable Ceiling
    Setting the movable ceiling to the optimal ceiling height reduces the air-conditioning load and adjusts the reverberation time to the optimum value.
  • Fly facilities
    A fly system is a theatrical rigging system for hoisting and suspending stage equipment such as large props, lighting fixtures, and speakers above the stage from overhead battens.
  • Floor facilities
  • Retractable seating and movable floor system
  • Acoustic shell
  • Variable reverberation system

Example of Delivery

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No. Name Location Designing supervisor Delivery year & month Number of seats, people Specification
1 The Museum of Art, Kintetsu Osaka, Osaka Pref. Atelier R Aug, 1988 Max. 450 seats Lifting floor (with sloping function) 4 units
2 ZENROSAI Hall SPACE ZERO Shibuya-ward, Tokyo Fujita Corporation Dec, 1988 441 - 635 seats Flip-type horizontal movable wall
3 ASTER PLAZA Middle Hall Hiroshima, Hiroshima Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc. Nov, 1990 547 seats Elevator wagon for movable Noh stage 1 unit, Elevator passageway (Hanamichi) 1 unit
4 FORTE HALL Hamamatsu, Sizuoka Pref. Environment System
Environment Development
Nov, 1990 810 seats Fly facilities 31 sets (Truss baton, Rail type One-point suspension)
5 Art Sphere Shinagawa-ward, Tokyo Research Institute of Architecture May, 1992 746 seats Fly facilities 47 sets (New baton, Rail type One-point suspension)
6 Aichi Arts Center The Theater Nagoya, Aichi Pref. A&T Associates Nov, 1992 2,500 seats Main elevator stage, Right stage wagon, Up stage wagon, Fly facilities 110 sets
The Concert Hall 1,800 seats Orchestra elevator stage 3 sets, Fly facilities 31 sets, Acoustic shell 16 sets
The Mini Theater Max. 330 seats Lifting Floor 2 sets, Assembled floor 28 sets, Fly facilities 19 sets
7 Karuizawa Prince Hotel Main Banquet Hall Nagano Nagano Pref. Fukeisha Nov, 1992 - Movable partition wall 2 sets
8 Funabashi Gymnasium Main Arena Funabashi, Chiba Pref. Educational Facilities Institute Co, Ltd. Aug, 1993 Approx. 5,000 seats Fly facilities 12 sets, Hanging hook 30 sets, Movable matoba (target) 1 set
9 National Convention Hall of Yokohama Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref. Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Mancini Duffi Associates
Mar, 1994 5,006 seats Forestage 3 units, Fly facilities 9 sets
10 Mie Center For the Arts Grand Auditorium Tsu, Mie Pref. A&T Associates Jun, 1994 1,903 seats Orchestra elevator stage 2 sets, Small elevator stage 1 set, Movable acoustic shell 3 sets
Middle Auditorium 968 seats Orchestra elevator stage 1 set, Turning stage 1 set
11 Actcity Hamamatsu Main Hall Hamamatsu, Sizuoka Pref. Nihon Sekkei Inc.
Toshi Kenchiku Sougou Kenkyujo
Aug, 1994 2,336 seats Main elevator stage, Right / Left stage wagon, Up stage wagon
12 Kawaguchiko Open-Air Music Hall Kawaguchiko Stellar Theater Kawaguchiko-cho, Yamanashi Pref. Atelier R Apr, 1995 3,000 seats Movable acoustic shell
13 Softopia Japan Sopia Hall Ogaki, Gifu Pref. Kiso Kurokawa Architect & Associates Jun, 1996 718 seats Flip-up type horizontal movable wall
14 Miyako Culture Hall Hirara, Okinawa Pref. Daiken Sekkei Inc. Apr, 1996 892 seats Fly facilities, Acoustic shell
15 Tokyo International Forum Hall A Chiyoda-ward, Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Finance
Rafael Viñoly
May, 1996 5,012 seats Orchestra elevator stage, Fly facilities, Acoustic shell
Hall B 1,200 seats Fly facilities (Truss baton)
Hall C 1,502 seats Orchestra elevator, Fly facilities, Movable ceilings
Hall D 180 seats Fly facilities (Truss baton)
16 Kinokuniya Southern Theatre Shinjuku-ward, Tokyo Nihon Sekkei Inc. Oct, 1996 468 seats Fly facilities
17 Nadya Park Nagoya Youth Cultural Centre Nagoya, Aichi Pref. Nagoya-City Bureau of Architecture, Daiken Sekkei Inc. Oct, 1996 724 seats Big, Small, Orchestra elevator stage, Audience seating wagon, Fly facilities
18 Kiryu City Performing Arts Center SILK HALL Kiryu, Gunma Pref. Sakakura Associates Architects and Engineers Feb, 1997 1,527 seats Acoustic shelter
19 Kuse Espace Land ESPACE HALL Kuse-cho, Okayama Pref. Rui Sekkeishitsu Co, Ltd. Mar, 1997 322 to 501 seats Elevator forestage, Audience seating wagon, Fly facilities
20 Shizuoka Performing Arts Center Shizuoka Arts Theater Shizuoka, Shizuoka Pref. Arata Isozaki & Associates Mar, 1997 - Movable stage
21 The New National Theatre, Tokyo Opera House Shibuya-ward, Tokyo TAK Associated Architects Inc. Apr, 1997 1,810 seats Main elevator stage, Right / Left stage wagon, Up stage wagon, Fly facilities
22 Shiroishi City White Cube Concert Hall Shiroishi, Miyagi Pref. Horiike Hideto Architecture Institute May, 1997 610 seats Large electric door for concert hall
23 Wakayama Multi-Purpose Hall Wakayama, Wakayama Pref. Nikken Sekkei Ltd. May, 1997 - Fly facilities
24 Osaka City Maishima Sports Center for Persons with Disabilities Osaka, Osaka Pref. Rui Sekkeishitsu Co, Ltd. Jul, 1997 - Movable stage
25 Harmony Hall Fukui Main Hall Fukui, Fukui Pref. Nikken Sekkei Ltd. Aug, 1997 1,456 seats Elevator stage, Fly facilities
Recital hall Aug, 1997 610 seats Elevator forestage, Audience seating wagon, Fly facilities
26 Fukuoka City Citizen Welfare Plaza Fukuoka, Fukuoka Pref. Yokogawa Architects & Engineers, Inc. Sep, 1997 250 seats Flip-up type horizontal movable wall
27 Tokyo University of the Arts Concert Hall (Sougakudou) Taito-ward, Tokyo Okada Architect & Associates Oct, 1997 1,142 seats Fly facilities, Movable ceiling
28 Biwako Hall Main Theatre Otsu, Shiga Pref. AXS SATOW Inc. Mar, 1998 1,850 seats Fly facilities, Movable acoustic reflector
Theatre   800 seats Fly facilities
29 Hakodate Citizen Hall Hakodate, Hokkaido Pref. AXS SATOW Inc. Mar, 1998 836 seats Elevator forestage, Audience seating wagon, Fly facilities, Retractable roof
30 Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center Main Hall Shizuoka, Sizuoka Pref. Arata Isozaki & Associates Aug, 1998 Approx. 4,626 seats Movable cone, Fixed cone, Large turning door, Blind
31 Ono Cultural Center Ono-gun, Oita Pref. AXS SATOW Inc. Aug, 1998 1,300 seats Fly facilities, Traveling type acoustic shell
32 Nara Centennial Hall Nara, Nara Pref. Arata Isozaki & Associates Oct, 1998 Max. 1,720 seats Lifting floor, Audience seating wagon, Traveling wagon, Fly facilities
33 Shanghai Grand Theatre Shanghai, China Theater Project Oct, 1998 2,500 seats Main elevator stage, Right / Left stage wagon, Up stage wagon, Fly facilities
34 Ritto Arts and Culture Center Middle Hall Ritto-cho, Shiga Pref. DILA Associate Feb, 1999 800 seats Orchestra elevator, Audience seating wagon, Fly facilities
Small Hall 400 seats Fly facilities
Multipurpose Hall 200 seats Fly facilities
35 Kobe International House Kobe, Hyogo Pref. Nikken Sekkei Ltd. Mar, 1999 2,000 seats Big/Small/Orchestra elevator stage, Audience seating wagon, Fly facilities
36 Komatsushima City Health Center Komatsushima, Tokushima Pref. Kenzo Tange Associates Mar, 1999 300 seats Fly facilities, Stage elevator
37 Niimi Cultural Hall Main Hall Niimi, Okayama Pref. Nikken Sekkei Ltd. Jun, 1999 1,000 seats Piano elevator, Movable acoustic shell, Fly facilities
Small Hall 300 seats Fly facilities, Elevator stage
38 Nagato Cultural Center (Renaissa Nagato) Nagato, Yamaguchi Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc. Dec, 1999 812 seats Big, Small, Funazoko, Hanamichi, Suppon elevator stage, Turntable, Audience seating wagon, Fly facilities
39 Chiryu Public Theater Chiryu, Aichi Pref. Nihon Sekkei Inc. Mar, 2000 1,000 seats Orchestra elevator stage, Audience seating wagon, Fly facilities, Traveling type acoustic shell
40 Higashi-Mino Kabuki Hall Nakatsugawa, Gifu Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc. Mar, 2000 454 seats Fly facilities, Turntable, Hanamichi wagon, Audience elevator
41 Konosu Culture Center Clea Konosu Main Hall Konosu, Saitama Pref. Coelacanth and Associates May, 2000 1,300 seats Orchestra elevator stage, Audience seating wagon, Fly facilities, Movable acoustic shell
Small Hall 300 seats Fly facilities
42 Tottori Prefectural Kurayoshi Mirai Chushin Main Hall Kurayoshi, Tottori Pref. César Pelli and Associates Nov, 2000 1,500 seats Small, Orchestra, Tools elevator stage, Audience seating wagon, Movable acoustic shell, Fly facilities
Small Hall 300 seats Fly facilities
43 Okayama city Ekimotomachi Redevelopment Multipurpose Hall Okayama, Okayama Pref. Research Institute of Architecture Feb, 2001 570 seats Elevator stage, Audience seating wagon
44 National Olympics Memorial Youth Center Middle Hall Shibuya-ward, Tokyo Sakakura Associates Architects and Engineers Mar, 2001 750 seats Fly facilities
Small Hall 300 seats Fly facilities
45 Tokyo Academic Park Koto-ward, Tokyo Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc. Mar, 2001 324 seats Fly facilities, Elevator stage, Chandelier lifting system
46 ISHIKAWA ONGAKUDO Concert Hall Hogaku Hall Concert Hall Kanazawa, Ishikawa Pref. Ashihara Architect & Associates Aug, 2001 1,560 seats Acoustic shell, Fly facilities
Hogaku Hall 699 seats Fly facilities, Turntable, Large elevator stage, Small elevator stage
Art Gallery   Fly facilities, Step floor elevator, Elevator fence
47 Ritsumeikan University Seminar House Kusatsu, Shiga Pref. DILA associate Apr, 2001 300 people Fly facilities
48 KOCHI CITY CULTURE-PLAZA CUL-PORT Main Hall Kochi, Kochi Pref. Showa Sekkei, Inc.
Hosogi Architect & Associates
Oct, 2001 1,085 seats Big, Small, Orchestra, H.anamichi elevator stage, Audience seating wagon, Fly facilities
Mini Hall 180 seats Fly facilities
49 Noge Performing Art Center Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref. Ishimoto Architectural & Engineering Firm, Inc. Dec, 2001 400 seats Fly facilities
50 The Esplanade: Theatres on the Bay Lyric Theatre Singapore Jean Marie
Hua Dong Design Institute Jean Marie
Jun, 2002 2,000 seats Main elevator stage, Orchestra elevator stage, Ballet wagon, Fly facilities
Concert Hall 1,800 seats Elevator forestage, Piano elevator, Chorus elevator, Fly facilities
51 Takaishi Station Redevelopment Building Hall Takaishi, Osaka Pref. Research Institute of Architecture Oct, 2002 800 seats Movable stage, Audience seating wagon
52 Kyoto University Centennial Hall Kyoto, Kyoto Pref. DILA associate Dec, 2002 500 seats Fly facilities
53 FUKUOKA CONVENTION CENTER Main Hall Fukuoka, Fukuoka Pref. Nikken Sekkei Ltd. Jan, 2003 1,000 seats Movable partition wall
54 Kanagawa Civic Cultural Center Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc. Mar, 2004 400 seats Fly facilities, Acoustic shell
55 Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre Matsumoto, Nagano Pref. Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects Mar, 2004 1,800 seats Movable ceilings
56 NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Opera House Beijing, China Paul Andrew / Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. Dec, 2004 2,500 seats Main elevator stage, Right / Left stage wagon, Up stage wagon, Fly facilities
57 Yoshimi Town Hall Yoshimi-cho, Saitama Pref. Yamashita Sekkei Inc. Jan, 2005 600 seats Fly facilities, Acoustic shell
58 Hyogo Performing Arts Center Grand Hall Nishinomiya, Hyogo Pref. Nikken Sekkei Ltd. May, 2005 2,000 seats Fly facilities, Floor facilities, Movable acoustic shell
Theater 800 seats Fly facilities, Floor facilities
Recital Hall 400 seats Fly facilities

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