Japan Arts Council

National Engei HallNational Engei Hall is closed for the “National Theatre Reconstruction Project - Towards a New Adventure -” from the end of October 2023. During reconstruction, performances will take place at other facilities. Check “What’s On” for performance information.

How To Buy Tickets?

Tickets for the Council-organized performances can be reserved online, by phone, or in person at the Box Office/Ticket Office. You can find further details here.


The Hall

Capacity: 300 seats
Main Genres of Performances: Rakugo (traditional Japanese comic storytelling), Kodan (vaudeville storytelling), Manzai (comic dialogue), Kijutsu/Kyokugei (traditional magic show/juggling)

Seating Plan


This section explains accessibility for facilities of National Engei Hall. Click here for general accessibility information.

Wheelchair spaces

There is no designated wheelchair space, but there are some removable seats where you can see in a wheelchair with the seats removed. We also have seats with armrests which you can raise and easily move from/to a wheelchair. Please advise us of your request in advance by phone or in person at the Box Office of the theater.

Parking spots for the disabled

Free parking spots for the disabled are available in front of the theater entrance. Please ask the staff to use the spot.

Difference in level

The aisles of the auditorium are stepped, but the aisle on the far left (as seen from the audience seats towards the stage) is a slope so that you can go to the leftmost seats from front row to 4th in a wheelchair.


The entrance is on the 1st floor/ground floor. The elevator goes to the 2nd floor where the auditorium, a shop, etc. are located.

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available at our theaters. For setup and other information, review here.


4-1 Hayabusacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel. +81-3-3265-7411

How To Get Here?

  • − 8min. walk from Hanzomon Station
    (Exit 1 or Exit 6, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line/ Exit 6 with a lift and escalators)
  • − 5min. walk from Nagatacho Station
    (Exit 4, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho, Hanzomon and Namboku Lines)
JR Line
15min. walk from Yotsuya Station
(JR Chuo-Sobu Line)
By Car
Parking lots are available from 1 hour prior to the curtain time to the end of a performance.
There are a limited number of parking spaces available. Visitors are kindly encouraged to use public transportation if at all possible.