Performance Dates & Tickets
Miraculous spectacle by Maurice Béjart set to Beethoven's The Ninth Symphony

The Ninth Symphony

Choreography Maurice Béjart
Texts Friedrich Nietzsche, Friedrich von Schiller
Music Ludwig van Beethoven
Citypercussion - Thierry Hochstätter and jB Meier
Photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

The Tokyo Ballet and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne will bring one of the greatest masterpieces by Maurice Béjart, The Ninth Symphony, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven in Tokyo, in April 2020.

The Ninth Symphony is a choreographic interpretation of Beethoven's masterpiece by Maurice Béjart. It is an unparalleled, large-scale spectacle premiered in 1964 at the Cirque Royal in Brussels. Since then, it has been staged at several unique venues and opportunities for a ballet such as the Palais des Sports in Paris, at the Opening of the Olympic Games in Mexico City, and the Piazza San Marco in Venice.

After an absence of 15 years, the ballet was revived in 2014 by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and The Tokyo Ballet, the two sister companies, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of The Tokyo Ballet, at the NHK hall in Tokyo with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Zubin Mehta.

In April 2020, more than 80 dancers of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and The Tokyo Ballet come together again to perform The Ninth Symphony with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Opera Singers and solo singers conducted by Toshiaki Umeda. It will be a concentration of artistry of about 350 artists.

Performance Dates and Cast

Saturday 25 April 2020, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Sunday 26 April 2020, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Tuesday 28 April 2020, 19:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Wednesday 29 April 2020, 16:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

Conductor Toshiaki Umeda
Orchestra Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Chorus Tokyo Opera Singers

*Program and casting as of 24 October 2019 are subject to change.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Ueno)

Tickets (tax included)
S \25,000
A \20,000
B \15,000
C \12,000
D \9,000
E \6,000

●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Program and casting as of 24 October 2019 are subject to change. Changes in the program and cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Saturday 21 December 2019 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
●For Categories S, A, B, C & D
Wednesday 4 December 2019 at 21:00--Thursday 19 December 2019 at 18:00

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

1. Parent and Child Tickets (Categories S & A)

Parent and Child Tickets (for children between 6 and 18 years old, from elementary school students to senior high school students) will go on sale on Tuesday 7 January 2020 at 10:00 at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888). Up to two child tickets per one parent ticket can be purchased.
Child ticket prices: S = 10,000 yen, A = 8,000 yen, B = 6,000 yen, C = 5,000 yen

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

Enjoy 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).

3. Youth Tickets

¥3,000 tickets for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale on Thursday 19 March 2020 at 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.

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

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