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National Theatre 国立劇場

National Theatre National Theatre
National Theatre National Theatre

Photo copyright: Japan Arts Council

This theatre is scheduled for renovation from fall 2023 to around 2029.

The place to immerse yourself in traditional Japanese performing arts

The National Theatre was built in 1966 to preserve and promote the ancient and traditional Japanese performing arts. Anyone interested in the performing arts will find this place fascinating.

Quick Facts

The National Theatre was opened in 1966 and closed for the reconstruction project at the end of October 2023.

During reconstruction, the National Theatre will continue to present its performances at other facilities.

How to Get There

The theatre is a five-minute walk from Hanzomon Station on the Hanzomon Line or an eight-minute walk from Nagatacho Station on the Yurakucho, Hanzomon, and Namboku lines.

Home of traditional Japanese performing arts

There were two stages within the National Theatre. The Large Theatre was mainly used for Kabuki, along with other performances such as Japanese dance. The Small Theatre was used for performances of various genres, such as Bunraku, Hogaku, Gagaku and folk performing arts.

These performances will be presented at other facilities during the reconstruction period. For the details of the performances, such as venue and date & time, please check the website below. The website also provides introductions to Kabuki, Bunraku, and more. https://www.ntj.jac.go.jp/en/

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

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