New National Theatre, Tokyo
The heart of performing arts in Japan - The New National Theatre,Tokyo (NNTT) is Japan’s first and foremost national theatre for the contemporary performing arts. Since the doors of our world-class, state-of-the-art theatre opened in 1997, we have staged an incredible array of productions, totaling more than 700. The performance season runs from October to July of each year. In a single season, we offer some 300 performances. Each of our three divisions (opera, drama and ballet & dance) has its own artistic director who is responsible for the high-standard performances our audiences have come to expect.
Meanwhile, nearly 350 young artists graduated from our training courses in opera, ballet and drama, and can be seen frequently at the NNTT and other prestigious theatres throughout the world. With the aim of fostering an appreciation for the performing arts, the NNTT also provides several programmes for youth throughout Japan.
Moving forward, we will continue our endeavours to ever increase the caliber of our productions, and we will continue to stand as a symbol of the rich cultural offerings of Japan, both on the domestic and international stage.