Performance Dates & Tickets
Glamourous, witty and enthralling epic ballet by Jean-Christophe Maillot, winner of three Masques d'Or

The Taming of the Shrew

Ballet in two acts

Choreography Jean-Christophe Maillot
Music Dimitri Chostakovitch
Scenography Ernest Pignon-Ernest
Lighting Dominique Drillot
Costumes Augustin Maillot
Libretto Jean Rouaud after William Shakespeare
Assistant to Choreographer Bernice Coppieters

Premiere by Bolshoi Ballet, The Bolshoi Ballet Theatre, 4 July 2014
Premiere by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Grimaldi Forum Monaco, 28 December 2017

We are pleased to announce that Les Ballet de Monte-Carlo returns to Japan in November 2022 for the first time since 2015, after an unavoidable cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will be the Company's eighth tour to Japan. On this occasion, the Company will bring The Taming of the Shrew, choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, based on a quintessential Shakespeare's play. Maillot's sophisticated vocabulary elegantly and powerfully draws the humorous and ironical love story with a serious underlying themethe search for a better half.

Created for the Bolshoi Ballet in 2014, The Taming of the Shrew won three Masques d'Or in 2015: Best Choreographic Show, Best Male Dancer and Best Female Dancer. Three years later, Jean-Christophe Maillot reworked and developed it to the style of his own dancers of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, with which the Company has toured internationally and won huge success around the world. The collection of music that Maillot has chosen for the ballet is also impressive; most vivid music by Shostakovich including soundtracks and symphonies.

Don't miss the long-awaited Japan premiere of the sparkling masterpiece!

Photos: Alice Blangero

Performance Dates

Friday 11 November 2022, 19:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Saturday 12 November 2022, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Saturday 12 November 2022, 17:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Sunday 13 November 2022, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo

*Running Time About 1 hour and 50 minutes including an intermission.
*Recorded music will be used.



Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Ueno)

Tickets (tax included)
S \17,000
A \15,000
B \13,000
C \10,000
D \7,000
E \5,000
25 and Under \2,000

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.
●Children under 6 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Programs and casting as of 1 June 2022 are subject to change. Changes in the programs and cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Friday 8 July 2022 at 10:00a.m.  Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
For Categories S, A, B, C & D
Wednesday 22 June 2022 at 21:00--Wednesday 6 July 2020 at 18:00

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

To purchase discount tickets at NBS WEB Ticket, you will need to register for a free membership of Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS) from here. (We regret that the form is only in Japanese.)
After registration, click here to buy tickets.

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

Enjoy a special discount of \2,000 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. Parent and Child Tickets (Categories S, A and B)

Child tickets for children between 6 and 18 years old (from elementary school students to senior high school students) are half the adult price. Parent and Child Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 19 July 2022 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. You can select seat category but cannot select seat(s). Our system automatically allocates the "best available" seating to you for the price category you have selected.

3. 25 and Under Tickets

¥2,000 tickets for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale on Thursday 13 October 2022 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.

4. Free Tickets for children aged 6 to 18 years

With the support of Agency for Cultural Affairs, we are offering free tickets for children aged 6 to 18 years, to help provide the opportunities to appreciate performing arts that have been lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tickets will be offered at the NBS WEB Tickets on a first-come-first-served basis. You cannot assign seats.

First application period starts on Friday 7 July 2022, 10:00.

Tickets are free, but you are asked to pay the payment fee of 165 yen and ticket issuance fee of 110 yen. You must bring documents with proof of age at the venue on the performance day.

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

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Supported by Honorary Consulate-General of the Principality of Monaco in Tokyo, TOKYO FM