Tokorozawa Civic Cultural Centre Muse

Tokorozawa Civic Cultural Centre Muse (所沢市民文化センター ミューズ) is a concert hall complex consisting of the main "Ark Hall", with a pipe organ, and other facilities, located in Tokorozawa, Saitama, west of Tokyo, Japan. It opened in 1993, and is operated by the Tokorozawa Cultural Foundation. +more It is also called "Tokorozawa Muse", or sometimes just "Muse" for short.

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Facilities

Ark Hall (large-sized main hall), Marquee Hall (medium-sized hall), Cube Hall (small-sized hall), and The Square (exhibition gallery space), and some other facilities

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Montreal Symphony Orchestra have performed here.

Ark Hall

2,002-seat symphony hall with a pipe organ, for classical music

Pipe organ

5,563 pipes / 75 stops, manufactured by Rieger Orgelbau of Austria

Marquee Hall

798-seat horseshoe-shaped theatre

Cube Hall

318-seat hall designed for chamber music performances

The Square

Exhibition gallery space

History

Access

8 minutes' walk, or one stop one coin(100yen) ride by bus, from East exit of Kōkū-kōen Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line, approximately 30 to 45 minutes from central Tokyo.

Surrounding area

"Muse" is located next to Kōkū-kōen Park, and Tokorozawa Aviation Museum * Tokorozawa City Library * Tokorozawa City Office * Tokorozawa Central Post office * Tokorozawa Police Station * Tokorozawa Transmitter Site

Other uses

Concert halls, or sometimes the route to Kōkū-kōen Station, can be seen in some Japanese TV dramas and movies, as they are often used as filming locations.