Known as Honda Gekijō in Japanese, it is one of Shimokitazawa’s most well known drama and live theatre venues. Besides music, Shimokitazawa is known for live theatre, although due to all the shows being performed in Japanese, it’s not as easy a scene for non-Japanese to get into as the live music scene.

In the basement of the theater, there is a rabbit warren of small shops, many of which have been there for a very long time. The most prominent is Village Vanguard, which takes up most of the ground floor.