The New National Theatre, Tokyo (NNTT) is Japan’s only national theatre dedicated to opera, ballet, dance and drama. Since its door first opened in 1997, the NNTT has presented world-class performances both in and outside of Japan, and has come to occupy a familiar and much-loved place in the nation’s cultural life. The NNTT comprises the Opera House (1814 seats, known as Opera Palace), Playhouse (1038 seats) and The Pit (468 seats), and presents over 30 original productions, 280 stage performances and attended by more than 200,000 people per year.
The Opera House has one of the finest acoustic designs among the leading opera houses, and the architectural structure established according to European theatres specifically for opera and ballet productions with large-scale scenery and to accommodate different productions to be presented every night. The orchestra pit has the space for a full 120-person orchestra.
The resident company of New National Theatre Chorus and the National Ballet of Japan perform on this stage constantly along with the stellar casts shared with opera houses around the world. Operas such as La Boheme, Carmen, Madama Butterfly and Ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker are but a few of the productions you can enjoy at this theatre. Please come and witness the standard of the highest achievement in Japan’s performing arts scene.
- 1-1-1, Hon-machi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
- Please refer to the production calendar
The NNTT is connected directly with the Central Exit of Hatsudai Station on the Keio New Line.