Japan Arts Council

National TheatreNational Theatre 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.

What’s On

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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.


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

Wheelchair spaces

Wheelchair spaces are available.
As for the location of wheelchair spaces, please see ‘Seating plan’ on each performance schedule page. 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 at the parking lot to use the spot.

Difference in level

[Large Theatre]
The aisles of 1st floor (auditorium) are slightly sloping; there are no steps between the entrance and the front row seats. The aisles of 2nd and 3rd floor have steps.

[Small Theatre]
The aisles are slightly sloping; there are no steps between the entrance and the front row seats.

Elevators/Lifts and Escalators

[Large Theatre]
The theater has elevators between the 1st/ground and 3rd/top floor. You can take an escalator up to the 2nd floor. (After the performance, the escalators will be driven downward only.)

[Small Theatre]
You can use an elevator to reach the 2nd floor where the restaurant is located. Please use the stairs when you come to the 3rd floor where the tearoom/café is located.

Free Wi-Fi

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

Restaurant & Shop

You can enjoy food and drinks on the days of the performances. Our restaurants offer diverse options such as sandwiches, curry rice, noodles, and lunchboxes. Also, please visit our cafés for a break to enjoy tea/coffee and Japanese confectioneries.
*You need to have a ticket to enter the facility.
Our shops cover various goods, including catalogs, books related to traditional performing arts, Japanese-style goods, and other souvenirs.
*You need to have a ticket to enter the facility.


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

How To Get Here?

  • − 5min. walk from Hanzomon Station
    (Exit 1 or Exit 6, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line/ Exit 6 with elevator and escalator)
  • − 8min. 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.