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New National Theatre Tokyo 新国立劇場

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Experience the majesty of opera, ballet, dance and drama in surroundings that rank among the world's finest

The New National Theatre, Tokyo (NNTT) is Japan's only national theater dedicated to opera, ballet, dance and drama. Comprising the Opera Palace, Playhouse and The Pit, visitors can enjoy world-class contemporary performing arts in a premier environment.

Quick Facts

The New National Theatre, Tokyo presents about 30 original productions, some 300 stage performances and is attended by more than 200,000 people per year

Resident companies include the New National Theatre Chorus and National Ballet of Japan

How to Get There

The easiest way to reach the New National Theatre, Tokyo is by rail. The NNTT is connected directly with the Central Exit of Hatsudai Station on the Keio New Line (an extension of the Toei Shinjuku line, which stops at Shinjuku Station).

Of architectural and acoustic brilliance

Opened in 1997, the New National Theatre, Tokyo's Opera Palace, where opera and ballet are performed, boasts exemplary acoustic and architectural design. The walls and ceilings of the seated areas are covered in thick oak panels designed to provide ideal acoustics for live singing. The main, rear, and left and right wing stages allow for easy movement of large-scale scenery, and for different productions to be performed every night with ease.

Diverse and flexible theater spaces

The seating and stage configurations of both the Playhouse and the Pit can be changed depending on the program, allowing a new theatrical experience every visit.

Services and amenities

Inside the theater, you can also visit the theater shop, dine at the Maestro restaurant, and enjoy the theater's exhibition space, which includes a stage costume exhibit that has been dubbed the "Hatsudai Art Loft." In addition, at the Information Center on the fifth floor, visitors can view books and materials related to performing arts, as well as videos of past performances. The terrace garden, pond, and rooftop garden offer relaxing views of the city.

Purchasing tickets for the New National Theatre, Tokyo

Bookings for New National Theatre, Tokyo shows can be made via telephone, directly at the venue's main box office on the first floor, online at the NNTT's official web box office site, or through ticket sales kiosks at convenience stores or some of Japan's larger travel agencies.

The latest information may differ, so please check the official website.



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

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