Takarazuka is a revue composed solely of unmarried women, and it has been popular since its first performance in 1914. This theater acts as its base in Tokyo.
The Takarazuka Revue is composed solely of unmarried women. As such, females also play male roles. From their first show in 1914 until today, the Takarazuka performances have enjoyed immense popularity. This theater, which acts as the base for the revue in Tokyo, was born in 1934, and was reopened in 2001 following renovation. The total seating capacity of the two-level, zigzag-alignment seating area is 2,069, with the audience-side floor being on a gradual incline so that the stage can be seen from any seat. The Takarazuka Revue has a total of approximately 400 members, performing around 1,400 shows every year and boasting a combined audience of around 2.7 million people. Since its establishment, it has striven to be a national theater that men and women of all ages can enjoy. It became famous for being the first troupe to have performed a revue in Japan. The 5 troupes - Flower, Moon, Snow, Star, and Cosmos - take turns to perform a wide range of genres, from historical dramas to fantasy to even sci-fi. It is a five-minute walk from the Hibiya Exit of the JR Yurakucho Station.