Performance Dates & Tickets
The Royal Ballet, acclaimed for its distinctive English style and theatrical ballet tradition, is visiting Japan for the first time in four years!

The Royal Ballet, the UK's largest and most renowned company, is visiting Japan for the first time in four years with a line-up of some of the most prestigious performers on the international dance scene.

Under the directorship of Kevin O'Hare, The Royal Ballet unites grand balletic tradition and an illustrious heritage with innovation, daring and exceptional standards of artistry, creativity and stagecraft to produce supreme theatre. The unique voices of its associated choreographers past and present have defined the development of the art form, and this opportunity to witness the Company's singular style is not to be missed. The outstanding dancers of The Royal Ballet, including many Japanese performers, are celebrated for their dynamism and versatility and are in demand worldwide.

The tour will open at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan on Saturday 24 June 2023 with A Royal Celebration, a mixed programme illustrating the dazzling range of The Royal Ballet's repertoire and the brilliance and versatility of its acclaimed dancers. It will feature founding choreographer Frederick Ashton's masterpiece A Month in the Country and George Balanchine's dazzling "Diamonds" from Jewels. In addition, For Four by The Royal Ballet's Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon and Prima, a new work by Valentino Zucchetti, will be performed.

Following the three performances of A Royal Celebration, Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet, one of the staple ballets of The Royal Ballet, will be danced with stellar dancers in a different cast each day, over seven performances at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and one performance at Festival Hall in Osaka. The quintessential dramatic qualities of the Company will be demonstrated in MacMillan's powerful interpretation of William Shakespeare's enduring classic.

Each and every performance is not to be missed.

Performance Dates and Programs

A Royal Celebration

Performance Dates and Cast (Tokyo)
Saturday 24 June 2023, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Saturday 24 June 2023, 18:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Sunday 25 June 2023, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

For Four
Japan premiere
Choreography Christopher Wheeldon
Music Franz Schubert
Designer Jean-Marc Puissant
Lighting Designer Simon Bennison

Prima
Japan premiere
Choreography Valentino Zucchetti
Music Camille Saint-Saëns
Costume Designer Roksanda Ilinčić
Lighting Designer Simon Bennison

A Month in the Country
Choreography Frederick Ashton
Music Frédéric Chopin arranged by John Lanchbery
Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman
Original Lighting Designer William Bundy
Lighting recreated by John Charlton

"Diamonds" from Jewels
Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Music Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Costume Designer Karinska
Set Designer Jean-Marc Puissant
Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton

Saturday 24 June 2023, 13:00

For Four
Japan premiere
Prima
Japan premiere
A Month in the Country "Diamonds"
from Jewels
Matthew Ball
James Hay
Vadim Muntagirov
Marcelino Sambé
Francesca Hayward
Fumi Kaneko
Mayara Magri
Yasmine Naghdi
Natalia Osipova
William Bracewell

The Royal Ballet
Marianela Nuñez
Reece Clarke

The Royal Ballet

Saturday 24 June 2023, 18:00

For Four
Japan premiere
Prima
Japan premiere
A Month in the Country "Diamonds"
from Jewels
William Bracewell
Cesar Corrales
Joseph Sissens
Luca Acri
Meaghan Grace Hinkis
Mariko Sasaki
Claire Calvert
Sumina Sasaki
Marianela Nuñez
Matthew Ball

The Royal Ballet
Sarah Lamb
Ryoichi Hirano

The Royal Ballet

Sunday 25 June 2023, 13:00

For Four
Japan premiere
Prima
Japan premiere
A Month in the Country "Diamonds"
from Jewels
Matthew Ball
James Hay
Vadim Muntagirov
Marcelino Sambé
Francesca Hayward
Fumi Kaneko
Mayara Magri
Yasmine Naghdi
Laura Morera
Vadim Muntagirov

The Royal Ballet
Akane Takada
Steven McRae

The Royal Ballet

Conductor Koen Kessels
Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra


Romeo and Juliet
Ballet in three acts
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan
Music Sergey Prokofiev
Designer Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting Designer John B. Read

Performance Dates and Cast (Tokyo)
Wednesday 28 June 2023, 18:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Sarah Lamb / Romeo Steven McRae

Thursday 29 June 2023, 13:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Yasmine Naghdi / Romeo Matthew Ball

Thursday 29 June 2023, 18:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Francesca Hayward / Romeo Cesar Corrales

Friday 30 June 2023, 18:30 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Juliet Natalia Osipova/ Romeo Reece Clarke

Saturday 1 July 2023, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Juliet Anna Rose O'Sullivan / Romeo Marcelino Sambé

Saturday 1 July 2023, 18:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Juliet Marianela Nuñez / Romeo William Bracewell

Sunday 2 July 2023, 13:00 @Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo)
Juliet Akane Takada / Romeo Ryoichi Hirano

Conductor Koen Kessels
Orchestra Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

*Programmes and casting as of 26 December 2022 are subject to change. Changes in the programmes or the cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Venue
Tickets (tax included)
Category
S \26,000
A \23,000
B \20,000
C \16,000
D \12,000
P \9,000
25 and Under \5,000

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.
●Programmes and casting as of 26 December 2023 are subject to change. Changes in the programmes or the cast do not entitle holders to return or exchange tickets.

Ticket Sale Dates

All tickets go on sale on Friday 3 February 2023 at 10:00a.m. Book now

Presales at "NBS WEB Ticket"
For two-program tickets
Tuesday 17 January 2023 at 21:00--Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 18:00
For single-program tickets
Monday 23 January 2023 at 21:00--Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 18:00

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

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1. Presales for two-program tickets (Categories S, A and B)

Enjoy a discount of 2,000 yen/set (one ticket for each program) by purchasing the same number of tickets for both programs. You can choose from different seat categories for each performance. Two-program tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 17 January 2023, 21:00 until Wednesday 25 January 2023, 18:00 at NBS WEB Ticket.

2. Presales for single-program tickets (Categories S, A, B, C, D and E)

Presales for single-program tickets will be on sale from Monday 23 January 2023, 21:00 until Wednesday 25 January 2023, 18:00 at NBS Web Ticket.

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

Child tickets for children aged 6 to 18 are half the adult price. Parent and Child Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 22 February 2023 at 10:00 at NBS WEB Ticket and NBS Ticket Center (Phone 03-3791-8888). Up to two child tickets per one adult 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.

4. 25 and Under Tickets

¥5,000 tickets for those aged 6 to 25 years go on sale on Thursday 25 May 2023, 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.

5. 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).

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