Performance Dates & Tickets
The Tokyo Ballet's first new production for 37 years

The Nutcracker

The Tokyo Ballet's New Production
Ballet in two acts

Music Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Libretto Marius Petipa after the tale by E. T. A. Hoffmann
Restaged by Yukari Saito after Lev Ivanov and Vasily Vainonen
Designs Andrei Voitenko
Set and Costume Supervisor Nikolay Fedorov

Sketch for the new production (June 2019)

On Christmas Eve, the party is over and the grand hall in Masha's house is silent. When the clock sticks midnight, the Christmas tree suddenly begins to grow to dizzying heights, and Masha finds herself in a world of dolls, where occurs a battle between an army of toy soldiers and the mice. Masha rescues the Nutcracker Prince bravely fighting, and is invited in reward to the beautiful Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets.

The Nutcracker, a classic set to Tchaikovsky's colorful musical gem, has enjoyed enormous popularity all over the world as a winter treat for family and friends. It is a stream of brilliant dancing, including the beautiful adagio and magical dance in the Land of Snow for Masha and the Nutcracker Prince in Act I, the brilliant character dances and the Grand Pas de deux in Act II.

The Tokyo Ballet has restaged The Nutcracker for the first time in 37 years to celebrate the Company's 55th anniversary. With sets and costumes newly made in Russia, it is restaged by Artistic Director Yukari Saito after Lev Ivanov and Vasily Vaiononen. Join us as we celebrate the 55th anniversary with a sumptuous new production of timeless classic The Nutcracker.

Performance Dates

Friday 13 December 2019, 19:00

Mamiko Kawashima
Nutcracker Prince
Dan Tsukamoto

Saturday 14 December 2019, 14:00

Kanako Oki
Nutcracker Prince
Yasuomi Akimoto

Sunday 15 December 2019, 14:00

Akira Akiyama
Nutcracker Prince
Arata Miyagawa

Conductor Katsuhiro Ida
Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus NHK Tokyo Children's Choir

*Casting as of 23 July 2019 is subject to change.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Ueno)

Tickets (tax included)
S \11,000
A \9,000
B \7,000
C \5,000
D \4,000
E \3,000

●Children under 5 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Casting as of 23 July 2019 is subject to change. Changes in the cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Presales and Discount Tickets at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center

1. Discount for two persons (Categories S, A & B)

Discount by ¥1,000 for two persons. Tickets will be on sale during the periods of presales and the general sales at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888).

2. Youth Tickets

¥1,000 tickets for those aged 5 to 25 years go on sale on Friday 8 November, 2019, 20:00 at NBS WEB Ticket. You must bring identity documents with proof of age to pick up your tickets at the venue on the performance day.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Saturday 31 August 2019 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB ticket"
●For Categories S, A, B, C & D
Monday 19 August 2019 at 21:00--Sunday 25 August 2019 at 18:00

For more information, please contact us at 03-3791-8888(phone) or


On Tour

Sunday 22 December 2019 (Kyoto)
ROHM Theatre Kyoto Phone 075-746-3201

Tuesday 24 December 2019 (Yokosuka)
Yokosuka Arts Theatre Phone 046-823-9999