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A theater is one of the permanent locations where AKB48 or a sister group perform almost everyday. Each of the current 48 groups has its own theater at a separate location. Performances at the theater are almost always a set of songs called a stage, which can be original or a revival of a previous stage. The teams in a group often perform separate stages simultaneously. There are currently four theaters in various regions of Japan, and two outside of Japan. Staff member Kayano Shinobu is the general manager of all the theaters.

AKB48 Theater

AKB48 Theater Entrance

SKE48 Theater

SKE48 Theater Entrance

NMB48 Theater

NMB48 Theater Entrance

HKT48 Theater

HKT48 Theater Entrance

NGT48 Theater

NGT48 Theater Entrance

STU48 Theater

  • Location: Boat
  • City: Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Okayama, Hyogo, Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime prefectures
  • Capacity: TBA
  • Debut performance: TBA
  • Stage manager: TBA
  • Website: TBA

JKT48 Theater

JKT48 Jakarta Theater Entrance

JKT48 Surabaya Theater Entrance

BNK48 Theater

BNK48 The Campus Logo

BNK48 Theater Entrance

SNH48 Theater

SNH48 Theater Entrance

BEJ48 Theater

BNK48 Theater Interior

  • Location: Chaoyang U-Town Shopping Center
  • City: Beijing
  • Capacity: N/A
  • Debut performance: April 29, 2016
  • Stage manager:
  • Website:

GNZ48 Theater

GNZ48 Theater and Village entrance

  • Location: Tianhe Center Plaza
  • City: Guangzhou
  • Capacity: N/A
  • Debut performance: April 29, 2016
  • Stage manager:
  • Website:

CKG48 Theater

CKG48 Theater entrance

  • Location: Chongqing Guorui Center
  • City: Chongqing
  • Capacity: N/A
  • Debut performance: TBA
  • Stage manager:
  • Website:


  • The location of the theaters are used in the group names. For example, the full name of AKB48 is Akihabara48. The Tokyo district of Akihabara is the location of the AKB48 theater.
  • The JKT48 theater is the first theater to be created for an international sister group of AKB48.
  • Currently, the 48 group theater with the largest capacity is the SNH48 Star Dream Theater.
  • The NMB48 theater is the only 48 group theater that is located underground. The location was formerly a comedy theater known as base YOSHIMOTO.
  • Among the sister groups of AKB48, only SDN48 did not have their own theater. They performed in the AKB48 Theater from 2009 to 2012.

Former Theater

HKT48 Theater Entrance

HKT48 Theater (HKT48劇場), is where HKT48 held their Theater Performances almost everyday. The HKT48 Theater is in Hakata, Fukuoka, which is the place that HKT48 is named after. The HKT48 Theater is the only 48 theater that has a permanent walkway built in. Hakata, Fukuoka Capacity - 300