ROHM Theatre Kyoto History

ROHM Theatre Kyoto History

ROHM has been a huge supporter of the musical arts for many years.
Kyoto Kaikan Hall, which since its foundation over 50 years has been cherished by the citizens of Kyoto, is undergoing a restoration, and ROHM, which is headquartered in Kyoto, has acquired the naming rights for the next 50 years.
We hope that ROHM Theatre Kyoto will be revered as a center for Japanese culture.

ROHM Co., Ltd.
September 13, 2011

Concluded contract for naming rights with Kyoto City

July 4, 2013
Naming rights for Kyoto Kaikan Hall announced

Naming rights for Kyoto Kaikan Hall announced

July 18, 2013
Established the ROHM Theatre Kyoto Opening Project Review Committee.Appointed Mr. Seiji Ozawa as the chairman

Established the ROHM Theatre Kyoto Opening Project Review Committee.
Appointed Mr. Seiji Ozawa as the chairman

Photo taken by Tatsuo Sasaki
Image Courtesy of the Kyoto City Music Arts Cultural Promotion Foundation

■ The committee members are as follows

Name Job Title(s)
Yachiyo Inoue The 5th Grandmaster of the Inoue-Style of Kyomai
Sachiko Oshima First-class architect/engineer; Souk construction office representative; Manager,Kyoto Okazaki Beautification Promotion Council Secretariat
Seiji Ozawa [Chairman]Conductor
Akira Tatehata President, Kyoto City University of Arts (contemporary art expert); poet; President,Kyoto City Arts Association
Takashi Tsumura Theater producer; Director,Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center; regional arts producer
Makoto Nagao [Vice Chairman]Kyoto City Music Arts Foundation; former President of Kyoto University, previous Director of the National Diet Library
Nagaya Hirohisa Former Kyoto PTA Liason Committee Chairman
Kozo Hiratake Kyoto Culture Civil Affairs Bureau Chief
September 23, 2013
ROHM Theatre Kyoto Groundbreaking Ceremony

ROHM Theatre Kyoto Groundbreaking Ceremony

April 23, 2014
New ROHM Theatre Kyoto logo type

New ROHM Theatre Kyoto logo type

September 11, 2014
Announcement for the grand reopening of ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Announcement for the grand reopening of ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Photo taken by Tatsuo Sasaki
Image Courtesy of the Kyoto City Music Arts Cultural Promotion Foundation

■ Opening Project supported by ROHM

  • Kyoto Symphony Original Opera ‘Fidelio’ (Semi-Stage Format)
  • Seiji Ozawa Music Academy XIV Opera Project - J. Strauss II: Comic Opera 'Die Fledermaus'
  • ROHM Music Festival
  • Kyoto Symphony Orchestra Crossover -Frozen Planet in Concert
  • ROHM Music Foundation
    Musical Seminar (Wind Instrument Class)
  • Concert by music seminar students and lecturers
  • New National Theatre
    opera appreciation class performance for high school students in Kansai
  • 'The Marriage of Figaro' (All 4 Acts)
    [Performed in Italian with subtitles]
September 13, 2015
Completion ceremony held for ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Completion ceremony held for ROHM Theatre Kyoto

January 10, 2016

Grand Re-Opening of ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Commemorative opening ceremony held for ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Commemorative opening ceremony held for ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Opened the Music Salon, a permanent comprehensive music experience facility in ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Opened the Music Salon, a permanent comprehensive music experience facility in ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Celebratory dancing by Yachiyo Inoue, the Fifth Head of the Inoue School of Kyomai

Celebratory dancing by Yachiyo Inoue, the Fifth Head of the Inoue School of Kyomai

Noh performances by actors of the Kanze and Kongo schools

Noh performances by actors of the Kanze and Kongo schools

Commemorative performance by the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra

Commemorative performance by the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra

Photo: Shinya Watanabe

Opening (first) performance (January 11, 2016) Kyoto Symphony Original Opera ‘Fidelio’ (Semi-Stage Format)

Opening (first) performance (January 11, 2016)
Kyoto Symphony Original Opera ‘Fidelio’ (Semi-Stage Format)

Photo taken by Tatsuo Sasaki