Performance Dates & Tickets
Join Masha on a journey to Winter Wonderland!

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

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 bravely fights and rescues the Nutcracker Prince, 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!

Photos: Kiyonori Hasegawa

Performance Dates, Cast and Venue

Friday 16 December 2022, 19:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Masha Akira Akiyama
Nutcracker Prince Arata Miyagawa

Saturday 17 December 2022, 12:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Masha Miki Wakuta
Nutcracker Prince Yasuomi Akimoto

Saturday 17 December 2022, 17:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Masha Hitomi Kaneko
Nutcracker Prince Shoma Ikemoto

Sunday 18 December 2022, 14:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Masha Maria Adachi
Nutcracker Prince Suguru Otsuka

Conductor Philip Ellis
Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus NHK Tokyo Children Chorus

Running Time About 2 hours and 10 minutes including an intermission.


<On Tour>

Wednesday 21 December 2022, 18:30 @Fenice Sacay (Sakai Performing Arts Center), Sakai (Osaka)
Masha Miki Wakuta
Nutcracker Prince Yasuomi Akimoto

Conductor Philip Ellis
Orchestra Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 23 December 2022, 19:00 @Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Nishinomiya (Hyogo)
Masha Akira Akiyama
Nutcracker Prince Arata Miyagawa

Sunday 25 December 2022, 14:00 @Niigata Prefectural Civic Center, Niigata (Niigata)
Masha Maria Adachi
Nutcracker Prince Suguru Otsuka

Monday 26 December 2022, 18:30 @Nagano City Arts Center, Nagano (Nagano)
Masha Hitomi Kaneko
Nutcracker Prince Shoma Ikemoto

Tuesday 27 December 2022, 18:30 @Canora Hall (Okaya City Cultural Center), Okaya (Nagano)
Masha Akira Akiyama
Nutcracker Prince Arata Miyagawa

Running Time About 2 hours and 10 minutes including an intermission.
Recorded music will be used except for the performance at the Fenice Sacay.

*Casting as of 27 July 2022 is subject to change.

Tickets (tax included)

For Tokyo performances
   

Category
S \13,000
A \11,000
B \9,000
C \7,000
D \5,000
E \3,000
25 and Under \1,500

For Sakai and Nishinomiya performances
   

Category
S \11,000
A \9,000
B \7,000
C \5,000
D \3,000

For Niigata performances (not on sale at NBS. Please contact the theater's box office.)

Category
S \8,000
A \6,000
B \3,000
My First Ballet Seats \1,500

For Nagano and Okaya performances
    

Category
S \9,000
A \7,000
B \5,000
C \3,000
Children aged 5-18 Half the adult price for each category

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 5 years old are not admitted to the auditorium.
●Program and casting as of 27 July 2022 are subject to change. Changes in the program and cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets for Tokyo Performances go on sale on Friday 2 September 2022 at 10:00a.m. Book now

*If you wish to reserve tickets for venues other than Tokyo, please contact us at english@nbs.or.jp.

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket" (for Tokyo performances)
●For Categories S, A, B, C, D and E
Friday 19 August 2022 at 21:00--Wednesday 31 August 2022 at 18:00

Nishinomiya Performance
Presale at NBS WEB Ticket: Monday 5 September, 21:00--Friday 9 September, 18:00
General Sale at NBS: Monday 12 September, 10:00a.m.

Niigata Performance
General Sale: Wednesday 5 October, 10:00a.m.

Nagano Performance
Presale at NBS WEB Ticket: Friday 19 August, 21:00--Friday 9 September, 18:00
General Sale at NBS: Sunday 12 September, 10:00a.m.

Okaya Performance
Presale at NBS WEB Ticket: Friday 19 August, 21:00--Wednesday 31 August, 18:00
General Sale at NBS: Sunday 12 September, 10:00a.m.

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

Parent and Child Tickets (for children aged 5 to 18 years) will go on sale from Tuesday 13 September 2022, 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. 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.

2. 25 and Under Tickets

¥1,500 tickets for those aged 5 to 25 years go on sale on Thursday 11 November 2021, 20:00 at NBS WEB Ticket. You cannot select seat(s). 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 of \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 english@nbs.or.jp.

【東京公演】

助成: 文化庁 文化芸術振興費補助金(舞台芸術創造活動活性化事業)|独立行政法人日本芸術文化振興会
主催: 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
後援: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟

文化庁 統括団体によるアートキャラバン事業(コロナ禍からの文化芸術活動の再興支援事業)


【堺公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
協力: 読売テレビ / キョードーマネージメントシステムズ
特別協力: フェニーチェ堺(公益財団法人堺市文化振興財団)

【西宮公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会 /
兵庫県、兵庫県立芸術文化センター
協力: 読売テレビ

【長野公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
共催: 信濃毎日新聞社 / 信越放送
協力: 一般財団法人長野市文化芸術振興財団

【岡谷公演】

主催: 一般社団法人日本バレエ団連盟 / 公益財団法人日本舞台芸術振興会
共催: 信濃毎日新聞社 / 信越放送 / 公益財団法人おかや文化振興事業団

助成: 令和4年度 文化庁 文化芸術創造拠点形成事業

【新潟公演】

主催: 新潟県 / 公益財団法人新潟県文化振興財団 / 公益財団法人新潟市芸術文化振興財団 / 令和4年度舞台芸術を活用した県民参加・体験拡大プロジェクト実行委員会
共催: TeNYテレビ新潟
後援: 新潟県教育委員会 / 新潟市教育委員会 / 一般社団法人新潟県商工会議所連合会 / 新潟商工会議所 / 新潟県商工会連合会 / 新潟西商工会 / 赤塚商工会 / 酒屋町商工会 / 黒埼商工会
特別協賛: 株式会社ブルボン
協賛: 株式会社NKSコーポレーション / 新潟照明技研株式会社