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Kabuki Performance for Beginners

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    National Theatre (Large Theatre)
    Kabuki Performance for Beginners

    Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi

    Performance Date : June 2(Sun.) - June 24(Mon.)
    ※except 17(Mon.)
    Performance Time : 11:00 a.m.- 1:05 p.m. <except 7(Fri.)>
                  2:30 p.m.- 4:35 p.m. <except 18(Tue.)>

    Discover KABUKI - Kabuki Performance for Foreigners -
    June 17(Mon.)  2:30 p.m.- 4:35 p.m. / 7:00 p.m.- 9:05 p.m.
    June 18(Tue.)  2:30 p.m.- 4:35 p.m.
    →detail of "Discover KABUKI"

    *End times are estimates and may vary.

    PartⅠ: "How to Appreciate KABUKI"
    PartⅡ: Experience the live performance of Kabuki "Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi"

    Nakamura Toranosuke

    Nakamura Ganjiro
    Nakamura Kazutaro
    Nakamura Jujiro
    Kamimura Kichitaro
    Nakamura Toranosuke
    Nakamura Kikaku
    and others

    Tickets(Tax included)
    1st Grade = 4,000yen
    2nd Grade = 1,800yen
    All seats = 1,500yen
    Seating plan

    *Audio guide: Available for rent in English and Japanese. Click here for details.
    *Subtitles: Available only in Japanese. Displayed on screen beside the stage.
    *English synopsis is available. Please ask at the reception desk.

    Booking Opens
    available from May 6, 2019

    Box Office
     +81-3-3230-3000 (10:00AM - 6:00PM) in Japanese and in English
    Internet reservations : https://ticket.ntj.jac.go.jp/top_e.htm

    Counter Sales 
    available from May 7, 2019

     In this Kabuki Appreciation Class, popular Kabuki performances are introduced by a fine Kabuki cast for as many people as possible to casually experience the fascinating world of Kabuki with its history of 400 years. The Kabuki no Mikata (how to appreciate Kabuki) commentary program that precedes the performance also enjoys tremendous popularity, where Kabuki actors give clear and detailed explanations of the highlights of the performance. In addition to a free Kabuki handbook and program, subtitles are also provided this time, making it an excellent opportunity for beginners to enjoy and understand Kabuki.

    in Japanese

    Kabuki Workshop for Foreigners

    The first Kabuki Workshop for Foreigners to be held!

    Let’s experience Kabuki performance and musical instruments at the National Theatre!
    As a new project, the National Theatre experimentally implements a hands-on workshop on Kabuki. Kabuki actors and musicians will give you a guidance in a fun, easy-to-understand way. There is no need for knowledge about Kabuki or acting experience. This is an event organized for foreigners, with English interpretation service. We look forward to your participation!

    Time and Date: 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019
    Venue: National Theatre (Large Theatre)
    Program contents: “Experience of performing Tachiyaku (male roles) and Tsuke technique” / “Experience of performing Onna-gata (female roles)” / “Experience of playing a large drum” (tentative)
    Maximum number of participants: 30 people (if the entries exceeds the maximum number, participants will be selected in a random drawing)
    Participation fee: free
    How to apply: online application
    Registration opens at: 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Registration has been closed.
    We kindly thank you for your entry.

    Those who purchased tickets for
    ・Kabuki Performance for Beginners June
    ・Beginners' Kabuki for Business Person
    ・Discover KABUKI
     are eligible to participate.

    Deadline of entry: Friday, May 31, 2019

    * This is an event organized for foreigners.
    * The results of the drawing will be informed by e-mail in early June.
    * Details of meeting time and place, etc., will be notified to the winners in early June.
    * For future reference, we ask all the participants to answer the questionnaire. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
    * The personal data we collect will be used for only the purpose of providing the information on this Workshop and not to be used for any other purposes.

    For further inquiry:
    National Theatre Production Department, Kabuki Production Division
    “Kabuki Workshop for Foreigners”