The Lion King
The Lion King is an epic musical that plays out under the brightly-shining sun on the plains of Africa, around its central theme: The Circle of Life.
Open the door to the auditorium and enter the world of CATS
A young man, a princess, and a genie set on a quest for freedom and the future – Their destiny drawn together by the Magic Lamp!
The Little Mermaid
A mystic world beneath the sea which surpasses imagination – THE LITTLE MERMAID, a new musical dimension presented by Shiki and Disney
The Hunchback of
A solemn drama of light and darkness, based on the masterpiece of the world-renowned literary master Victor Hugo
“the excitement of life” and “the joy of living”
The Shiki Theatre Company was founded on the Bastille Day, July 14, 1953, by a group of ten university students, who aspired to bring about a revolution in the theatrical world.
Since then, for more than 60 years, the company has grown into an organization of some 1,300 people, including actors, technical and management staff. Today, it is one of the largest theatrical groups in Japan.
Aiming for redressing the excessive concentration of culture [in the Tokyo area], the company has eight dedicated theatres in Japan (*1) and five or six shows go on a tour per year.
Each year, we stage over 3,000 performances to audiences in excess of 3 million, presenting a wide variety of shows including straight plays, original musicals and foreign musicals.
These include the most talked-about shows from other countries, such as New York City’s Broadway and London’s West End. Shiki is able to bring them to Japanese audiences quickly thanks to the strong mutual relationship of trust with other productions.
In particular, we have played six Disney musicals, beginning with Beauty and the Beast in 1995 followed by THE LION KING AIDA, THE LITTLE MERMAID, ALADDIN and the Bells of Notre Dame.
We also made a great success for playing long-running musicals in Japan, such as CATSand the Phantom of the Opera by a hit musical composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber, as well as shows such as MAMMA MIA! and WICKED the Musical.
At the same time, Shiki has also given high priority to conducting social contribution activities for children across the country. We implement the Kokoro no Gekijo project (*2), which is a large-scale venture that invites 360,000 children to our shows for free each year, as well as the “How to Speak Beautiful Japanese Class” which employs Shiki’s unique methodology, with the aim of nurturing a richness of spirit through theatre.
We continue to engage in challenging activities with the aim of creating an enriched society.
(*1) Currently (2018), two of these theatres are temporarily closed due to the re-development of the area. These will be re-opened in 2020.
(*2) We have been implementing the project since 2008, with the cooperation of the Butaigeijutsu Center, many companies and organizations, which support the objectives of the project.
How to Get Tickets
You can get Tickets for shows at any time on-line 24 hours a day. See below for how to get tickets.
Services for Foreign Visitors
In some of our theatres, “subtitle glasses” that display subtitles in front of the wearer’s eyes are available for rent, to enable tourists visiting Japan from overseas to enjoy The Shiki Theatre productions in comfort.
As well as English, Chinese and Korean are also supported. We hope that you will avail yourself of this service.
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*Age of wearer: 7 years and over
|Rental fee / deposit||Rental fee for subtitle glasses: 1,000 yen (inc. tax, cash payment only on day of performance, deposit required)
N.B.: Payment method: cash only (N.B.: payment method: cash or credit card)
N.B.: A 3,000 yen deposit is required when renting.
N.B.: In the event that the subtitle glasses are broken, a fee of 3,000 yen will be charged when they are returned.
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