Where is Kabuki performed?

Kabuki is performed about for 25 days at two theatres in Tokyo as below.

Kabuki-za Theatre: Every month.

The National Theatre: January, March, June, July, October, November & December.

There are some theatres for Kabuki in other cities, but Kabuki is not performed very often outside Tokyo.

TOKYO KABUKI GUIDE

TOKYO KABUKI GUIDE is a special concierge service. We have provided you all information you will need about Kabuki in Tokyo since 2010.

We operate several types of Kabuki tours in order to enhance your Kabuki experience. We provide advanced tickets, handouts, English summaries etc. in our pre-performance presentations. Tours for people who buy one act tickets and Kabuki-za Gallery tour are also available.

Tailored tours, such as tours for a big group, students etc. are also available. Please feel free to contact us!

Why did you start this service?

I, Kazui Yabe, a Japanese female licenced tour guide and a volunteer Japanese language teacher, have enjoyed Kabuki for many years and have already had many chances to take both Japanese and foreign friends to the Kabuki-za Theatre before I started my service in 2010.

I believe that with some essential information about the art itself and the plays on performance, Kabuki becomes understandable and enjoyable. I am happy to help with that, in finding and conveying the intresting points of Kabuki theatre and its programs. And I wish to share my many experiences and knowledge; to show guests a part of the Japan I love as a Japanese person.

Seeing Kabuki is to see Japan’s traditional stage arts which have been established for over 400 years.

The Japanese government had a seclusion policy in place for more than two hundred years, from 1639 to 1853.

In this period, the administration was stabilized and a period of peace ensued bringing with the unique cultural development.

Kabuki is one of the best examples of this.

 

Kabuki, which is the most popular of the traditional Japanese stage arts, is still hugely popular in Japan.

It is said that there are so many Kabuki plays in existence.

However, only about 400 of these have retained their popularity over time.

 

Kabuki has developed by taking many elements of the traditional stage arts,

such as Noh theatre and Bunraku Puppet theatre and combined them with the Japanese sense of beauty.

There are many unique features of Kabuki performance including acting techniques,

costumes, wigs, stage setting mechanisms etc. that can only be seen in Kabuki.

 

It has been said that Kabuki is the closest you can get to a true sense of Japanese aesthetic beauty.

 

Kabuki is unpretentious, easy to enjoy and much more accessible than other traditional performance such as Noh theatres.

However, knowing a little background information will enhance your Kabuki experience.

Which is why we would like to provide our guests with a pre-performance presentation.

 

Please join us!

We are looking forward to ensuring every moment at the theatre will be unforgettable for all our guests,

beyond couples, family, student on a group tour or anything in between.

December 2017 - February 2018

■ December 2017 ■

Venue The Kabuki-za Theatre The National Theatre
Performance date 2nd - 26th 3rd -9th, 11th-16th, 18th- 27th 10th & 17th
Show Matinee Afternoon Evening  Matinee Evening
Start time 11:00am 3:00pm 6:30pm  12:00pm 4:00pm
End time (TBC) 2:30pm 6:00pm 9:15pm 4:15pm 8:15pm

If you would like more information, we will be happy to email you programs and photographs from the show.

We operate several types of Kabuki tours in order to enhance your Kabuki experience. We provide advanced tickets, handouts, English summaries etc. in our pre-performance presentations. Tour for people who buy one-act tickets and Kabuki-za Gallery tours are also available. We offer tailored tours, such as tours for a big group, students etc. also. Please feel free to contact us!   

Typical tour is as below

Tour No. No.1 Regular tour
Vinue The Kabuki-za Theatre
Tour date 2nd - 26th
Show Matinee Afternoon Evening
Meeting time 9:30am 1:30pm 5:00pm
Tour ends 10:40pm 2:40pm 6:10pm
Show starts 11:00am 3:00pm 6:30pm
Package Contents Ticket handling, pre-performance presentation over Japanese tea and sweets at the Japanese tea shop, handouts, English summaries, etc.
Tour fee per person

5,000 yen plus ticket fee.

(Please see below)

Ticket grade and price

Box: 17,000 yen      First grade: 15,000 yen  Second grade: 11,000 yen                          3A grade: 5,000 yen      3B grade: 3,000 yen

 

Ticket pre-sale November 8th
We like to buy our guests' tickets during presale in order to provide them with better seats.
English device English subtitle device, rental fee is 1,000 yen (ID is required)

 

■ January 2018 ■

Venue The Kabuki-za Theatre The National Theatre
Performance date 2nd - 26th 3rd-11th, 13th-18th, 20th-27th 12th & 19th
Show Matinee Evening Matinee Evening
Start time 11:00am 4:30pm 12:00pm 4:00pm
End time (TBC) 4:00pm 9:00pm 4:20pm 8:20pm

If you would like more information, we will be happy to email you programs and photographs from the show.

We operate several types of Kabuki tours in order to enhance your Kabuki experience. We provide advanced tickets, handouts, English summaries etc. in our pre-performance presentations. Tour for people who buy one-act tickets and Kabuki-za Gallery tours are also available. We offer tailored tours, such as tours for a big group, students etc. also. Please feel free to contact us!   

Typical tour is as below

Tour No. No.1 Regular tour
Vinue Kabuki-za theatre
Tour date 2nd - 26th
Show Matinee Evening
Meeting time 9:30am 3:00pm
Tour ends 10:40pm 4:10pm
Show starts 11:00am 4:30pm
Package Contents Ticket handling, pre-performance presentation over Japanese tea and sweets at the Japanese tea shop, handouts, English summaries, etc.
Tour fee per person

5,000 yen plus ticket fee.

(Please see below)

Ticket grade and price

Box: 22,000 yen                  First grade: 20,000 yen  Second grade: 15,000 yen     3A grade: 6,000 yen               3B grade: 4,000 yen

 

Ticket pre-sale December 8th
We like to buy our guests' tickets during presale in order to provide them with better seats.
English device English subtitle device, rental fee is 1,000 yen (ID is required)

 

■ February 2018 ■

Venue The Kabuki-za Theatre
Performance date 1st - 25th
Show Matinee Evening
Start time 11:00am 4:30pm
End time (TBC) 4:00pm 9:00pm

If you would like more information, we will be happy to email you programs and photographs from the show.

We operate several types of Kabuki tours in order to enhance your Kabuki experience. We provide advanced tickets, handouts, English summaries etc. in our pre-performance presentations. Tour for people who buy one-act tickets and Kabuki-za Gallery tours are also available. We offer tailored tours, such as tours for a big group, students etc. also. Please feel free to contact us!   

Typical tour is as below

Tour No. No.1 Regular tour
Vinue Kabuki-za theatre
Tour date 1st - 25th
Show Matinee Evening
Meeting time 9:30am 3:00pm
Tour ends 10:40pm 4:10pm
Show starts 11:00am 4:30pm
Package Contents Ticket handling, pre-performance presentation over Japanese tea and sweets at the Japanese tea shop, handouts, English summaries, etc.
Tour fee per person

5,000 yen plus ticket fee.

(Please see below)

Ticket grade and price

Box: 22,000 yen                  First grade: 20,000 yen  Second grade: 15,000 yen     3A grade: 6,000 yen               3B grade: 4,000 yen

 

Ticket pre-sale January 8th
We like to buy our guests' tickets during presale in order to provide them with better seats.
English device English subtitle device, rental fee is 1,000 yen (ID is required)

 

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