The 10 Most Amazing Outdoor Theatres Around The World.
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Toga Open Air Theatre in Toyama Prefecture, Japan – Set in the mountains of eastern-central Japan, Toga Art Park is such a unique performing arts destination that’s been called “The Mecca of Theatre”. Offering residence and rehearsal halls, and no fewer than seven theatres, the complex is home base for director Tadashi Suzuki’s theatre company, which he relocated here in 1974. In 1982, he enlisted the help of architect Arata Isozaki to build a Greek-style amphitheatre, with the mountains and lake serving as a backdrop, and stage lights used to enhance the scenery. Upon its completion, the Toga Arts Festival – Japan’s first international festival of theatre – was launched. Today, the park hosts actor training workshops, in addition to theatrical productions, competitions and the Toga Asian Arts Festival, which launched in 2014.