Performance Dates & Tickets
Join us on a Christmas journey with Masha.

The Nutcracker

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

Photo: Kiyonori Hasegawa

On Christmas Eve, the party is over and the grand living room 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. Join us on a captivating Christmas journey with Masha!

Performance Dates

Friday 11 December 2020, 19:00

Kanako Oki
Nutcracker Prince
Yasuomi Akimoto

Saturday 12 December 2020, 14:00

Akira Akiyama
Nutcracker Prince
Arata Miyagawa

Sunday 13 December 2020, 14:00

Hitomi Kaneko
Nutcracker Prince
Shoma Ikemoto

Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus NHK Tokyo Children's Choir

*Casting as of 20 July 2020 is subject to change.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)

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

Please note that we are to present the performances with the utmost caution in line with national and regional guidelines for novel coronavirus infection prevention measures, and that the performance dates and details are subject to change depending on circumstances. We will be posting on our website a list of novel coronavirus precautions upon attending the performance. Audience members are kindly asked to read it before attending the performance. (as of 20 July 2020)
●Children under 5 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Program and casting as of 20 July 2020 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 Friday 4 September 2020 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
●For Categories S, A, B, C, D and E
Wednesday 19 August 2020 at 21:00--Wednesday 2 September 2020 at 18:00

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

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

Parent and Child Tickets (for children between 5 and 18 years old) will go on sale from Tuesday 15 September 2020, 10:00 at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone +81-(0)3-3791-8888). Up to two child tickets per one parent ticket can be purchased. Child tickets are half the adult price.

2. 25 and Under Tickets

¥1,000 tickets for those aged 5 to 25 years go on sale on Thursday 5 November 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.

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

Enjoy a 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).

For more information, please contact us at +81-(0)3-3791-8888 (phone) or

Presented by Japan Performing Arts Foundation

Supported by The Association of Japanese Ballet Companies