Yokohama Nigiwai-za

Basic Information

Address:3-110-1 Noge-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama City

Opening Hours・10:00~22:00
Closed:Irregularly closes twice a month

Yokohama Nigiwai-Za is a municipal comedy theatre. It opened in Noge in 2002, specialised in comedy such as rakugo and manzai. It is progressing as a place of relaxation and liveliness, producing new comedy yet taking over the traditional one.
 Up until the 15th of every month, the theatre is fully scheduled with stages by a variety of comedians, run by Nigiwai-za itself. After the 16th on, ‘Performance Hall’, ‘Small Hall’, Rehearsal Room’ and ‘Workshop Room’ are open to public and used for lots of different occasions.

Barrier free facilities

  • Small Hall: Seats are placed level, and they are set differently depending on the performances. Room for wheelchairs can be arranged.
  • Accessible toilets: located on the 3rd, 2nd, and 2nd basement floor. We investigated the one of the 2nd floor; it has a baby seat.
  • Car park: Parking space is available for wheelchair users coming by car.
  • Assistance dogs: Assistance dogs regulated by law, such as guide dogs are permitted to enter; sit them next to or under the seat.
    Infants: ‘Parents-kids Room’ is at the rear of the Performance Hall.
  • Infants: ‘Parents-kids Room’ is at the rear of the Performance Hall.
  • Rental hearing aids: Hearing aids are rented at the reception on the 2nd floor.
  • Rental wheelchairs : Three wheelchairs are available.









Barrier Free Information

Easily accessible to the place, building, shop with wheelchairs because there is no gap, below 2 cm if any, or because there is a ramp.

The entrance easy to go in through.
・sliding door

The entrance or exit is 80 cm or more in width.

Equipped with wheelchair oriented elevator. Comes with mirrors and buttons on the sides, spacious enough for wheelchair users: 140 cm in width, 135 cm in length or over, 80 cm or over of effective width at the entrance or exit.
Even better if it comes with braille or audio guide.

Equipped with western style toilets.

Equipped with wheelchair accessible toilets
Not fully accessible, but wheelchair accessible.
Meets conditions for wheelchair accessible toilets such as entering, moving from the wheelchair to the toilet, handrails, positions of switches, and certainly equipped with the means of emergency contact.
There are ones for both male and female.
Door opens up to 88cm
automatic sliding door with buttons

Equipped with infants facility.
・baby seat

Equipped with parking space that has sections for the disabled or has car park for adapted automobiles.

Accepts guide dogs.

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