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SUNTORY HALL RE-OPENING AFTER RENOVATIONS 1 September, 2017

RE-OPENING AFTER RENOVATION ―― 1 September, 2017

To mark the 30th anniversary in 2016, a seven-month renovation of the entire Hall was launched this February in view of providing visitors with an enhanced level of satisfaction. The details of the renovations are below.

Press Conference and Preview (29 August, 2017)

Outline of the renovation

1. Inheriting tradition-Acoustics and design

The fabric of seats has been replaced using the same material, color and pattern that were used when the hall was originally built. Repairs have been carried out on the wooden components. The stage floorboards of the Main Hall have been replaced.
The organ’s pipes have been removed for overhaul and voicing, and its memory system and wind systems have been replaced.
The parquetry on the floor of the Blue Rose (Small Hall) has been redone.

2. Designing diversity – For all audiences

A new “West Entrance” has been opened in which the elevator has been installed between the ground and upper floors. The new ramp has been installed in the foyer on the ground floor. Two spaces for wheelchair users have been set on the upper floor or the Additional toilets and sinks have been installed in the Main Hall restrooms. In the ladies’ rooms, the stalls have been fitted with vacant/occupied signs and a new makeup vanity has been installed.

3. Improving our facilities – Developing a next-generation performing space for music

The lighting has been updated to LED for the required areas. Throughout the Hall, digital signages have been installed.
The interior and furnishings of the dressing rooms have been updated to ensure a more comfortable space for performers.
The mixing console has been updated to the latest model.

Renovation works (Feburary – August, 2017)

Suntory Holdings Limited supports the activities of Suntory Foundation for Arts.