About New National Theatre Tokyo
The New Tokyo National Theater is located in Honmachi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, adjacent to Tokyo Opera City in Shinjuku-ku, and is one of the most famous theaters in Japan. Built in February 1997, it is an important venue for opera, ballet, contemporary dance and drama, and is popular with the Japanese public.
Depending on the nature of the performance and the size of the performance, the New National Theater in Tokyo can be divided into “Opera House” (Opera House), “Medium-sized Theater” (Playhouse) and “Small Theater” (The Pit). “The Opera House has 1,814 seats, the Playhouse has 1,038 or 1,010 seats, and the Pit has only 340 to 468 seats. This arrangement not only saves costs by allowing performers to freely choose the size of the theater according to the scale of the performance, but also allows the audience to enjoy high-quality performances that are widely recognized by the community.
In addition to public performances, the New National Theatre of Tokyo has become known not only as a theater, but also as a popular destination for tourists through various programs such as training programs for young performers, exhibition programs, and new product launch programs.
How to get there
Open period Business hours: Box office 10:00 – 19:00 (phone reception – 18:00)
Closed: Year-end and New Year holidays
Location 1-1-1 Honcho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0071 MAP
Access :1 minute walk from Hatsudai Station on the new Keio Line
It can be visited directly from the central exit of Hatsudai Station. I saw “Marie in Fur” starring Akihiro Miwa at the New National Theatre’s Medium Theatre. I enjoyed the very gorgeous and enchanting view of the world. The New National Theatre has an opera theater, a medium-sized theater, and a small theater, each of which offers opera, ballet, dance, and drama.