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.

June 2017 -August 2017

■ June 2017 ■

 

Venue The Kabuki-za Theatre The National Theatre
Show Matinee Evening Matinee Afternoon Evening
Performance dates June 2nd26th June 2nd-8th,   10th-15th, 17th-24th June 2nd-24th June 9th and 16t
Start time 11:00am 4:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm 6:30pm
End time 4:00pm 9:00pm 1:05pm 4:35pm 8:35pm

 

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

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 presentatinons. Tour for people who buy one-act tickets and Kabuki-za Gallery tour are also available. We offer tailored tours, such as tours for a big group, students etc. also. Please feel free to contact us!       

Typical tours are as below.

Tour No. No.1 Regular tour No.5 Premium tour
Venue The Kabuki-za Theatre The National Theatre
Show Matinee Evening Matinee Afternoon Evening
Meeting time 9:30am 3:00pm 9:15am 12:45pm 4:45pm
Tour ends 10:40am 4:10pm 10:40am 2:10pm 6:10pm
Show starts 11:00am 4:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm 6:30pm

Package

contents

Ticket handling, pre-performance presentation over Japanese tea and sweets at the Japanese tea shop, handouts, English summaries, etc.

Ticket handling, pre-performance presentation over coffee or tea at the coffee shop, handouts, English summaries, Traditional Performing Arts Information Centre guided tour, etc.
Tour fee per person 5,000 yen plus ticket fee (Please see below) 5,000 yen plus ticket fee (Please see below)

Ticket grade and price

(Unit: Japanese yen)

Box: 20,000

1st: 18,000

2nd: 14,000

3A: 6,000    

3B: 4,000

1st: 3,900

2nd: 1,500

Student: 1,300

 

 

Ticket pre-sale starts

May 8th May 4th
We like to buy guests' tickets during pre-sale in order to provide you with better seats.
English device English subtitle device, rental fee is 1,000 yen (ID is required) English audio device, rental fee is 700 yen (Deposit is 1,000 yen)

 

 

■ July 2017 ■

 

Venue The Kabuki-za Theatre The National Theatre
Show Matinee Evening Matinee Afternoon Evening
Performance dates July 3rd27th July 3rd-6th,   8th-13th, 15th-24th July 3rd-24th July 7th and 14th
Start time 11:00am 4:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm 7:00pm
End time (TBC) 4:00pm 9:00pm 1:30pm 5:00pm 9:30pm

 

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

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 presentatinons. Tour for people who buy one-act tickets and Kabuki-za Gallery tour are also available. We offer tailored tours, such as tours for a big group, students etc. also. Please feel free to contact us!       

Typical tours are as below.

Tour No. No.1 Regular tour No.5 Premium tour
Venues The Kabuki-za Theatre The National Theatre
Show Matinee Evening Matinee Afternoon Evening
Meeting time 9:30am 3:15pm 9:15am 12:45pm 5:15pm
Tour ends 10:40am 4:25pm 10:40am 2:10pm 6:40pm
Show starts 11:00am 4:45pm 11:00am 2:30pm 7:00pm
Tour fee 5,000 yen plus ticket fee per person 5,000 yen plus ticket fee per person

Package

contents

Ticket handling, pre-performance presentation over Japanese tea and sweets at the Japanese tea shop, handouts, English summaries, etc.

Ticket handling, pre-performance presentation over coffee or tea at the coffee shop, handouts, English summaries, Traditional Performing Arts Information Centre guided tour, etc.
Tour fee per person 5,000 yen plus ticket fee (Please see below) 5,000 yen plus ticket fee (Please see below)

Ticket grade and price

(Unit: Japanese yen)

Box: 20,000 1st: 18,000 2nd: 14,000  3A: 6,000     3B: 4,000

1st: 3,900

2nd: 1,500

Student: 1,300

Ticket pre-sale starts

June 8th June 4th
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) English audio device, rental fee is 700 yen (Deposit is 1,000 yen)

 

 

■ August 2017 ■

 

Venue The Kabuki-za Theatre
Performance dates August 9th-27th
Show Matinee Afternoon Evening
Start time 11:00am 2:15pm 6:30pm
End time(TBC) 1:30pm 5:30pm 9:00pm
If you would like more information, we will be happy to email you programs and photographs from the shows.

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 tour 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
Show Matinee Afternoon Evening
Meeting time 9:30am 12:45pm 5:00pm
Tour ends 10:40am 1:55pm 6:10pm
Show starts 11:00am 2:15pm 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: 3,000yen

 

 

Ticket pre-sale starts July 8th
We like to buy our guests' tilckets 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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