Fri, 2 October 2020, 18:30
Sat, 3 October 2020, 13:00
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Fri, 9 October 2020, 18:30
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Fri, 23 October 2020, 18:30
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The 75th National Arts Festival by Agency for Cultural Affairs presents
Only Performed in Japanese
Supported by British Council
2 Oct - 25 Oct, 2020 ( 22 Performances )
Schedule of Ticket Sales (Update on the 24th of September)
The easing of government guideline concerning capacity allows us to sell more tickets.
Additional ticket sales are scheduled as follows.
>Performance on 2 - 9 October
Booking Opens on the 29th of September
>Performance on 10 - 17 October
Booking Opens on the 7th of October
>Perfromance on 18 - 25 Ocotber
Booking Opens on the 15th of October BUY TICKETS
Running time is approx. 3 hours and 20 mins (including an interval).
This is the conclusion of our Shakespeare's History Plays Series, begun in 2009. Covering the English Civil War, England's wars with France, the obsession with power and other struggles between opposing sides, the series have received high praise for their unreserved portrayals, through various scenes of conflict, of both the folly and loftiness of human endeavours.
The final piece in the series, Richard II is from the earliest period in which Shakespeare's history plays are set and is the prequel to the others. It is a vivid portrayal of Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV), who dethroned Richard II and caused much conflict. This final part in the series is the key drama that reveals the starting point of the series.
The cast remains almost entirely the same, including OKAMOTO Kenichi, URAI Kenji, NAKAJIMA Tomoko and other actors who are key to the series, as well as director UYAMA Hitoshi. We finally conclude our 12-year journey through this magnificent picture scroll of history.
We will present Shakespeare-related works in three genres of the NNTT: Opera, Dance and Drama in Autumn 2020.
[Covid-19] Our Prevention Plan and Request to Our Patrons
The performances will be taking place based on the policies of the Japanese government and the Tokyo Metropolitan government, along with the guideline for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 infection by the Association of Public Theatres and Halls in Japan.
Please read this page before visiting the theatre.
NEWS & FEATURES
[Notice] Additional Ticket Sales following the Lifting of Audience Size Limits & Tickets for the Performances from November Onwards
CREATIVE TEAM & CAST
Written by: William SHAKESPEARE
Translated by: ODASHIMA Yushi
Directed by: UYAMA Hitoshi
- CREATIVE TEAM
Booking Opens: Sat, 5 Sep 2020, 10:00am
*The easing of government guideline concerning capacity allows us to sell more tickets.
Additional ticket sales are scheduled as above. (Update on the 24th of September)
*Please note that further changes or cancellations may be required as the coronavirus situation develops or to comply with requests from the Government.
Booking Z seats (Day tickets) 1,650 yen
You are able to purchase Z seat tickets online from 10:00 am. Click "
There is a handling charge of ¥330 (incl. tax).
- Only when seats allocated as Z seat are still available 2 hours before the show starts, you are able to purchase these tickets at the Box Office of the theatre.
- Note that all Z seats are on a first come, first served basis and will come with restricted views.
Under 15s discounts are available online. Other types of discount tickets are not available online. Please inquire at the Box Office or by telephone.
- No admittance to pre-school children. Each child older than this age requires a ticket for entry, even when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- In case you correspond to the conditions as mentioned on this page or if you choose not to attend the performance due to prevent infection, please be sure to call the New National Theatre, Tokyo Box Office in advance.
At that point, we will tell you the Refund method.
- A special discount price is available for disabled guests. Please inquire at the Box Office for details.
- Users of wheelchairs are requested to contact the Box Office.