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[IMPORTANT] NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF PERFORMANCES (April 24, 2020)

In response to the government policy regarding the prevention measures of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Japan Arts Council has cancelled Council-sponsored performances and so forth until May 31 and Kansho-Kyoshitsu (Kabuki, Nohgaku or Bunraku performance for beginners) of June and July. However, considering that we are consistently requested to change our pattern of behavior in order to keep reducing infectious risk, the Council will cancel all Council-sponsored performances and so forth until June 30.

Our guests who are looking forward to the performances, please accept our deepest apology for the cancellation.
At the moment the Council is offering streaming videos of various traditional performing arts available free of charge through the National Theatre’s official YouTube channel.

Due to this cancellation the refund of the tickets shall be made. Please call the telephone numbers below for more information.
Ticket Centre (10:00 – 18:00 JST) Phone Number: +81-3-3230-3000
Domestic Call (10:00 – 18:00 JST) Tel. 0570-07-9900 or Tel. 03-3230-3000 (for IP phone, etc.)

Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

*For the performances in our facilities held by other sponsors or organizers, we kindly ask you to enquire of them directly.

<PERFORMANCES CANCELLED>
[National Theatre (Large Theatre)]
Special Programme of Dance Performance        May 23 (Sat), May 24 (Sun)
June Kabuki Kansho-Kyoshitsu (Kabuki Performance for Beginners)        June2 (Tue) – June 21 (Sun)
July Kabuki Kansho-Kyoshitsu (Kabuki Performance for Beginners)        July 3 (Fri) – July17 (Fri)/July 22 (Wed) – July 27 (Mon)
Discover KABUKI        July 24 (Fri, Holiday) – July 27 (Mon)

[National Theatre (Small Theatre)]
May Bunraku Performances        May 9 (Sat) – May 25 (Mon)
June Traditional Japanese Music        June 6 (Sat)
June Gagaku Programme        June 20 (Sat)
June Bunraku Performance by Young Performers        June 27 (Sat), June 28 (Sun)

[National Engei Hall]
April Engei Performance by Young Star Performers        April 25 (Sat)
April Engei Performance by Leading Performers        April 26 (Sun)
Middle of May Regular Programme of Engei Performance        May 11 (Mon) – May 20 (Wed)
May Engei Performance by Leading Performers        May 23 (Sat)
May Engei Performance by Young Star Performers        May 24 (Sun)
May Special Programme of Engei performance         May 29 (Fri) – May 31 (Sun)
Beginning of June Regular Programme of Engei Performance        June 1 (Mon) – June 10 (Wed)
June Engei Performance by Leading Performers        June 1 (Mon)
June Special Programme of Engei Performance        June 2 (Tue)
Middle of June Regular Programme of Engei Performance        June 11 (Thu) – June 20 (Sat)
June Engei Performance by Leading Performers        June 21 (Sun)
 

[Traditional Performing Arts Information Centre]
* Video show of recorded public performances on May 8 (Fri) and June 12 (Fri) will be cancelled.
* Exhibition area, Reading room and National Theatre Audio-visual room will be closed until June 30 (Tue).
* Engei Hall Exhibition room will be closed until June 30 (Tue).

[National Noh Theatre]
April Special Programme of Noh Performance        April 24 (Fri)
April Special Programme of Noh Performance         April 29 (Wed, Holiday)
May Dissemination Performance (Introduction to Noh)        May 9 (Sat)
May Regular Performance        May 15 (Fri)
May Special Programme of Kyogen Performance        May 22 (Fri)
May Regular Performance        May 27 (Wed)
May Special Programme of Noh Performance         May 30 (Sat)
June Regular Performance        June 3 (Wed)
June Programme of Performances by Trainees ‘The 22nd Seishokai’        June 9 (Tue)
June Dissemination Performance (Introduction to Noh)        June 13 (Sat)
June Nohgaku Kansho-Kyoshitsu (Nohgaku Performance for beginners)        June 22 (Mon) – June 26 (Fri)

June Performance of Young Noh Performers at Kyoto Kanze Noh Theater        June 27 (Sat)


*Tokubetsu-Koza (Special Lecture on Nohgaku) on May 28 (Thu) will be cancelled.
*Kokai-Koza (Public Lecture on Nohgaku) on June 5 (Fri) will be cancelled.
* Exhibition area and Reading room will be closed until June 30 (Tue).

[National Bunraku Theatre]
April Bunraku Performance        April 4 (Sat) - 26 (Sun)
May Japanese Traditional Dance and Music Performance        May 16 (Sat)
Bunraku Performance for Beginners         June 5 (Fri) – June 18 (Thu)
Discover BUNRAKU        June 13 (Sat)
Bunraku Performance for Adult Beginners        June 14 (Sun)
June Bunraku Performance by Young Performers        June 20 (Sat), June 21 (Sun)

[National Bunraku Theatre Small Hall]
May Special Engei Programme of Kyoto-Osaka District        May 13 (Wed) – May 16 (Sat)
May Rokyoku Performance        May 30 (Sat)
June Rokyoku Performance by Leading Performers        June 20 (Sat)

* Video show of recorded public performances on May 7 (Thu) and June 6 (Sat) will be cancelled.
* Reading room and Exhibition area will be closed until June 30 (Tue).

As for upcoming performances additional information will be announced on our web site and in any other way.


<CONTACT>
[Enquiry about Tickets] 10:00~18:00 JST
TICKET CENTRE: +81-3-3230-3000
(Domestic Call) Tel. 0570-07-9900 or Tel. 03-3230-3000 (for IP phone, etc.)
Box offices in National Theatre, National Engei Hall, National Noh Theatre and National Bunraku Theatre
* Please note that the box offices will be closed on the dates below:
-April 11 – May 6 National Theatre/National Engei Hall/National Noh Theatre
-April 13 – May 6 National Bunraku Theatre



[Other Enquiries]10:00~18:00 JST weekdays
National Theatre/National Engei Hall (Main phone number) Tel.03-3265-7411
Traditional Performing Arts Information Centre Tel.03-3265-7061(Research and Resources Division, until 17:00 JST weekdays)
National Noh Theatre (Main phone number) Tel.03-3423-1331
National Bunraku Theatre (Main phone number) Tel.06-6212-2531

(2020.4.24)