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2024 sponsored performance lineup
2024 sponsored performance lineup
2024 sponsored performance lineup
2024 sponsored performance lineup

How do I face this world?

"The theater is the square."
This is a major theme that the theater has pursued since its opening.
Theaters are places where people meet.

We are now able to have many encounters without having to meet face to face. Even if you don't have a specific location, the power of information allows you to expand the plaza without limit. However, the size of the plaza is not the only issue. The temperature of gathering, interacting, talking, feeling, and touching each other is important. To achieve this, we need a place where people can directly gather and feel each other.
I want the theater to be a spiritual place where people can truly connect.

“How do I face this world?”
I would like to highlight Setagaya Public Theater as the theme of this year's activities.
The world we live in is so chaotic.
Why do people fight? Why do people get into conflict with each other? Why do people divide?
I would like to present this issue as a stage expression from various angles and create a place for discussion.
We would also like to actively engage with the local community and expand the opportunities for people to meet and talk.
To weave a future story where we can accept each other's differences and live together with others.

With the start of a new fiscal year, we will begin our journey towards a new form of public theater.
To create an endless plaza where people can gather.
To form a story of future dreams that will last forever.

This year, we will continue our active theater activities together with everyone.
Thank you for your continued support.

Artistic Director Akira Shirai

Akira Shirai
Greetings from the Artistic Director
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2024

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"Free Stage 2024"

"Free Stage 2024"

Since the Setagaya Public Theater opened in 1997, the theater staff and the cultural organizations active in Setagaya Ward have worked together to create a dream stage called "Free Stage."
This year, we will deliver a variety of stages with various genres of music and dance.
Enjoy together!

Schedule 2024/04/28 (Sunday) ~ 2024/05/06 (Monday/Closed)
Venue Setagaya Public Theater / Theater Tram

2024

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『Medicine』

『Medicine』

Since its premiere in the UK in 2021, it has quickly taken the world theater world by storm.
The long-awaited Japanese premiere of Enda Walsh's latest work!

Schedule 2024/05/06 (Mon/Holiday) - 2024/06/09 (Sun)
Venue Theatre tram

2024

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“Feast/SYMPOSION”

“Feast/SYMPOSION”

Up-and-coming director and choreographer Romance Hashimoto x Setagaya Public Theater
Unleashing new values ​​at the theater now

Schedule 2024/07
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre
"Setagaya Natsu Ichi Rakugo"

Setagaya Art Farm 2024

"Setagaya Natsu Ichi Rakugo"

Held on Sunday, October 7th!
"Setagaya Natsu Ichirakugo" produced and starred by Ichinosuke Shunputei, who is a regular on the entertainment program "Shoten" and is currently one of the "most difficult rakugo performers to get tickets".This is the 5th time this year, a summer feature of Setagaya, and a very popular vaudeville performance.

Schedule 2024 / 07 / 21 (Sun)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre
"Ghost Light : Between Fall and Flight "

Setagaya Art Farm 2024
Machine de Cirque

"Ghost Light : Between Fall and Flight "

Machine de Cirque, a circus company from Quebec, Canada, a hotspot for contemporary circus, will be making its first appearance at Setagaya Public Theater!
The only thing on the stage where light and shadow intersect is a teeter board (seesaw). Please look forward to the poetic worldview that touches your heart beyond words and the incredible acrobatics performed by the two performers.

Schedule 2024/07
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre

2024

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Musical play “Kiki on the Trapeze”

Setagaya Art Farm 2024

Musical play “Kiki on the Trapeze”

❝The most popular person at the circus was Kiki, the trapeze artist.❞

Based on the masterpiece fairy tale by Minoru Betsuyaku, the composer and director is Kinuyo Nogami.
A fun yet sad musical drama with songs, music, and a circus.

Schedule 2024/08
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre
“The Librarian”

Setagaya Art Farm 2024
Le Gros Orteil

“The Librarian”

Le Gros Orteil, a company from Quebec, Canada that combines clowning, physical theater, and circus art, makes its long-awaited first visit to Japan!
A librarian who loves to read takes the audience on an adventure through the world depicted in books, with acrobatics, juggling, breakdancing, beatboxing and other lively performances.

Schedule 2024/08/08 (Thu) ~ 2024/08/10 (Sat)
Venue Theatre tram

2024

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"Sancha de street performance"

Setagaya Art Town 2024

"Sancha de street performance"

The annual autumn festival will be held again this year.
For two days, Sangenjaya will become a quirky "art town" through collaboration between the city and the theater!

Schedule 2024/10
Venue Around Carrot Tower
"The Good Man of Setsan"

"The Good Man of Setsan"

Setagaya Public Theater Artistic Director Akira Shirai, who has focused on Bertolt Brecht's critical critique of society and illuminated modern society, will perform for the first time Brecht's masterpiece, ``The Good Man of Setsan.''

Schedule 2024/10 ~ 2024/11
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre

2024

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"robot"

"robot"

What makes a human?
What does work bring us?


Seiji Nozoe directs a masterpiece by Karel Čapek, a nationally recognized Czech writer and playwright. A 1920 play that questions the development of civilization will be brought into the present day.

Schedule 2024/11 ~ 2024/12
Venue Theatre tram
"Knitting Piece"

Cirkus Cirkör

"Knitting Piece"

Cirkus Cirkör is a contemporary circus company based in Stockholm, Sweden that represents Scandinavia. The first Japan tour in 2018 years since “LIMITS” in 6 has been decided!

Schedule 2024/11/20 (Wed) ~ 2024/11/22 (Fri)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre

2024

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Kuyoshigumi ``Keren Heller''

Theater Tram Next Generation vol.16 - Theater -

Kuyoshigumi ``Keren Heller''

After the renewal of ``Theatre Tram Next Generation'', a project to foster young talent, ``Kuyoshi-gumi'' was selected in the drama category for the first time. A revised performance of “Keren Heller” (first performed in 2018)!

Schedule 2024/12
Venue Theatre tram

2025

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"PORNOGRAPHY / RAGE"

simon stevens double bill

"PORNOGRAPHY / RAGE"

Two shocking works by British playwright Simon Stevens will be performed simultaneously in a double bill. Up-and-coming director Tomoya Kiriyama makes his first appearance at Theater Tram!

Schedule 2025/02 ~ 2025/03
Venue Theatre tram

2025

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『PROMISE』

Tanz Mainz

『PROMISE』

Tanz Mainz, a contemporary dance company full of energy from the State Theater Mainz, Germany, is coming to Japan for the first time!
We will present a special stage in collaboration with choreographer Sharon Eyal, who is taking the world dance scene by storm.

Schedule 2025/03
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre
“Local Stories 2025” Drama Presentation

“Local Stories 2025” Drama Presentation

``Regional Stories'' is a presentation where participants from multiple generations from the region talk and think together with the audience.
This year, we will once again be bringing you a participant-centered ``theatre created by everyone'' project, in which people come together to create a play without a script.

Schedule 2025/03
Venue Theatre tram

2023.4-2024.3
Sponsored performance lineup

2023 sponsored performance lineup

It is the heart of everyone in the region,
A theater as an art farm that creates new art

After three years of pandemic, the environment surrounding us has changed.It has become necessary to greatly review the way of communication and existing values.Along with that, I believe that the role played by public theaters has also entered a new stage.What is necessary for people to accept each other's differences and aim for symbiosis on top of that?What should be done to remove the barriers caused by age and gender differences and solve the problems of disparity and harassment?I would like to think together and work sincerely.
I want to make the theater a place where people can talk and exchange opinions directly.For this reason, the original philosophy that the theater is a plaza has a deep meaning, and it is necessary to return to this starting point.
The Setagaya Public Theater has two major pillars of activity: the performance business and the curatorial business.By reflecting the present age through performances, I would like to provoke discussion among everyone.We also have a duty to create the soil where new artists are born.We would like to expand the field of activities for the people who will lead the next generation, and to be an art farm where theaters produce art.I would like to do my best to further activate communication with the people of the Setagaya area and make this theater a place that everyone can rely on.
We would like to ask for your continued support for the activities of the Setagaya Public Theater.

Artistic Director Akira Shirai

Akira Shirai
Greetings from the Artistic Director
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2023

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"Free Stage 2023"

"Free Stage 2023"

Since the Setagaya Public Theater opened in 1997, the theater staff and the cultural organizations active in Setagaya Ward have worked together to create a dream stage called "Free Stage."
This year, we will deliver a variety of stages with various genres of music and dance.
Enjoy together!

Schedule 2023/04/29 (Sat/Holiday) ~ 2023/05/07 (Sun)
Venue Setagaya Public Theater / Theater Tram

2023

5

"living room"

Inbal Pinto

"living room"

The latest dance work by Israeli choreographer Inbal Pinto, which has captivated audiences around the world!
A charming “living room” surrounded by wallpaper designed by Inbal.What unfolds there is a slightly strange and strange near future?
Don't miss the first public exhibition in Japan by Inbal, who is very popular for his surreal, delicate, and original world view.

Schedule 2023/05/19 (Fri) ~ 2023/05/21 (Sun)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre

2023

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Mobile Theater At Home Performance

Cha-cha-cha no Charlie ~You and Cha-cha-cha~

"At Home Performance" is held by Setagaya Public Theater so that people who can't go to the theater can easily enjoy theater.This year, too, we will visit a facility where the elderly and people with disabilities spend their time with an original work written and directed by Seiji Nozoe.

Schedule 2023/06
Venue 11 facilities for the elderly and persons with disabilities in Setagaya Ward
Musical drama "The Tale of a Horse"

Musical drama "The Tale of a Horse"

A masterpiece by Tolstoy, the great Russian writer, will be staged with a new production by Akira Shirai and an attractive cast.
It is a work that lyrically asks the universal theme of "what is life?" by contrasting a foolish human being and a wise horse.
Please look forward to the unique performance of Shirai, which incorporates plenty of elements of music and physical expression.

Schedule 2023/06/21 (Wed) ~ 2023/07/09 (Sun)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre

2023

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"Setagaya Natsu Ichi Rakugo"

Setagaya Children's Project 2023 "Stage Edition"

"Setagaya Natsu Ichi Rakugo"

Held on Monday, July 7th!
"Setagaya Natsu Ichirakugo" produced and starred by Ichinosuke Shunputei, who is a regular on the entertainment program "Shoten" and is currently one of the "most difficult rakugo performers to get tickets".This is the 4th time this year, a summer feature of Setagaya, and a very popular vaudeville performance.

Schedule 2023/07/17 (Monday/Holiday)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre
Musical "Colorful"

"Kubunkyo Art Caravan Project Let's go to the theater 3"
Setagaya Children's Project 2023 "Stage Edition"
AMUSE x Setagaya Public Theatre

Musical "Colorful"

The best-selling novel by Naoki Prize-winning author Eto Mori has been transformed into a new musical with Kaori Kobayashi's direction, Fuku Suzuki, Jiei Kawahira and other diverse actors! We will deliver the magic of a musical that “changes the monochrome world into a colorful one” to all generations living today.

Schedule 2023/07/22 (Sat) ~ 2023/08/06 (Sun)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre
"Air ~ Mysterious Sky Journey ~"

Setagaya Children's Project 2023 "Stage Edition"
Larumbe Danza

"Air ~ Mysterious Sky Journey ~"

Put on your 3D glasses and let's fly together!
Dance x XNUMXD image series that is very popular with children by the Spanish dance company Larumbe Danza.
Please look forward to the stage full of excitement that makes you feel like you are watching a pop-up picture book.

Schedule 2023/07/28 (Fri) ~ 2023/07/30 (Sun)
Venue Theatre tram

2023

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"MERCEDES ICE"

Setagaya Children's Project 2023 "Stage Edition"

"MERCEDES ICE"

Artistic director Akira Shirai, who has directed numerous works by Philip Ridley, will present Ridley's children's books as a theatrical production that both adults and children can enjoy!
Set in a town where a tower is being built, we will tell the story of a slightly strange and somewhat strange family spanning three generations.

Schedule 2023/08/11 (Fri/Holiday) ~ 2023/08/20 (Sun)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre

2023

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"Sancha de street performance"

Setagaya Art Town 2023

"Sancha de street performance"

The annual autumn festival will be held again this year.
For two days, Sangenjaya will become a quirky "art town" through collaboration between the city and the theater!

Schedule 2023/10/21 (Sat) ~ 2023/10/22 (Sun)
Venue Around Carrot Tower
Fierce 5

Setagaya Art Town 2023 Related Events
France x Japan Contemporary Circus Exchange Project

Fierce 5

Raphaël Boitel, a leading French circus director, and Japanese circus artists collaborated on "Fierce 2021" (premiered in XNUMX).
Based on the theme of "falling seven times and getting up eight", the life-size figures of young artists living in the circus world will be drawn.

Schedule 2023/10/27 (Fri) ~ 2023/10/29 (Sun)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre

2023

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"Vain Resistance"

"Vain Resistance"

Tomohiro Maekawa x Setagaya Public Theater XNUMXth tag team,
A new work will be performed on the themes of “fate” and “free will,” which are major themes of Greek tragedy.

Schedule 2023/11/11 (Sat) ~ 2023/11/26 (Sun)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre

2023

12

"Pupa"

Theater Tram Next Generation vol.15 -Physical-
room. Onaya Rion

"Pupa"

A series that introduces new talent that the theater has high hopes for.An up-and-coming choreographer debuts!
Theater Tram Next Generation's first physical category winner is Rion Onaya (room. Onaya Rion)

Schedule 2023/12/07 (Thursday) ~ 2023/12/10 (Sunday)
Venue Theatre tram

2024

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"caries"

"caries"

Takuya Yokoyama x Misaki Setoyama's powerful tag team, and a dense absurd drama woven by a talented cast of six men.

Schedule 2024/02/10 (Sat) ~ 2024/03/03 (Sun)
Venue Theatre tram

2024

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"EXHIBIT B" "calling glenn"

Ate9 Dance Company

"EXHIBIT B" "calling glenn"

A supernova in the American dance world, Ate9, led by Daniel Agami from the Batsheva Dance Company, will perform their long-awaited first performance in Japan with their masterpieces "EXHIBIT B" and "Calling glenn"!

Schedule 2024/03/01 (Fri) ~ 2024/03/03 (Sun)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre
Medea/Jason

Medea/Jason

Princess Medea and hero Jason were born in a foreign land, met and fell in love, and their three children were born to them.
What strange fate have they met?

The birth of a new Greek tragedy by Scriptwriter: Satsuko Fujino and Director: Shintaro Mori!

Schedule 2024/03/12 (Tue) ~ 2024/03/31 (Sun)
Venue Setagaya Public Theatre
“Adventures of the theater and the local community – Everyone is living their lives! ”Theatrical performance

Regional Stories 2024

“Adventures of the theater and the local community – Everyone is living their lives! ”Theatrical performance

``Local Stories'' is a project where people come together to create theater without a script. This year, as ``Adventures of Theater and the Local Community,'' Setagaya Public Theater will present a collection of repertoire works that have been created in collaboration with social welfare corporations and people with disabilities in Setagaya Ward.

Schedule 2024/03/16 (Sat) ~ 2024/03/17 (Sun)
Venue Theatre tram
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