New National Theatre

Performing Arts in Shinjuku & Northwest Tokyo

This is Tokyo’s premier public performing-arts centre, with state-of-the-art stages for drama, opera and dance. The plays are in Japanese, while the operas and ballets are usually visiting international productions. Japanese contemporary dance (including the avant-garde Japanese style known as butō) is sometimes performed here, which happily requires no language ability.

Tickets are easy to purchase in English through the website.