This is very much a work-in-progress. As part of my efforts to provide resources on Japanese and Tokyo theatre in English I am compiling a list of major theatres, divided it into three sections: the “top dogs” (which includes both public and private producing houses); the main commercial theatres; and a handful of the fringe theatres. I have not included theatres that regularly stage traditional theatre or musicals. There are also many other small venues that mainly show dance.
Major Performing Arts Spaces
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre: Playhouse, Theatre West & Theatre East (formerly Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space)
Fringe (Shogekijou) [Very select list]
Honda Group: Ekimae Gekijou; Off Off Theater; Geki; The Suzunari; Rakuen; Theatre 711; Sotetsu (Yokohama)
Theater Green: (Big Tree Theater, Box in Box Theater, Base Theater)
Aoyama Theatre / Aoyama Enkei Theatre
Asahi Art Square