The Pit is an open-space theatre featuring a movable floor for both the stage and seating areas - vertically moving this floor can create precisely the right layout for any staging. The versatile venue transforms freely from a traditional end stage to a thrust stage with the stage centre extending into the auditorium, to a centre stage with seating both in front of and behind the stage, and even to an arena stage with seats surrounding the stage on all sides. The space is designed to give the director's imagination free rein. The balconies along the walls can accommodate seating to offer the audience a special bird's-eye view of the compact stage. Depending on the layout, the theatre can hold a maximum of 468 seats.


  • Title: The Pit
  • Location: New National Theatre, Tokyo
  • Original Source: The Pit
  • Rights: New National Theatre, Tokyo

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