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Play! Theatre in Summer

Saturday 12 August, Sunday 13 August
Preview Program: Sunday 7 August, Tuesday 8 August, Thursday 10 August

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Get the most out of ROHM Theatre Kyoto with friends and family during the summer holidays. This two-day program of events for all ages includes backstage tours, workshops for kids, children’s book readings, outdoor performances, and a market.

Information

Dates

Saturday 12 August, Sunday 13 August
Preview Program: Sunday 7 August, Tuesday 8 August, Thursday 10 August

Venue

All spaces

Programs

Theatre Open Days for the Young and Old

From adults to kids, everyone can have fun at ROHM Theatre Kyoto on these open days. Wander freely around parts of the theatre normally off limits to the general public, and also try the backstage tours led by theatre staff as well as special tours for kids with music and dance.

 

★Open Days

See behind the scenes and in the dressing rooms. (No guides.)

Dates

Saturday 12 August, Sunday 13 August

10:00-17:00

No entry restrictions

Free / No reservations required / No age limit

 

Theatre Tours

★ROHM Theatre Kyoto Backstage Tour with Theatre Manager

See parts of ROHM Theatre Kyoto normally out of bounds to the public with this tour personally led by theatre manager Yota Kegayama.

Dates

Saturday 12 August

10:30-11:30

Sunday 13 August

13:00-14:00

Recommended for fourth graders and older

Free / Reservations required / First come, first served

 

★Cosmic Traveling Theatre Tour

This theatre tour is for all ages, from children to adults, and follows a similar event in January that was a big success. Theatre attendants will take participants around the theatre like they are on a journey around space! Along the way, enjoy performances, songs and dance!

Dates

Saturday 12 August

13:00-14:00, 16:00-17:00

Sunday 13 August

10:30-11:30, 15:00-16:00

Free / Reservations required / First come, first served / No age limit

 

 

Cool Children’s Disco

Dates

Saturday 12 August, Sunday 13 August

10:00-17:00

No entry restrictions

A kids’ disco appears in the North Hall underneath ROHM Theatre Kyoto! Children become DJs and take part in dance workshops, and the youngsters’ DJ music then becomes the soundtrack for the dancing. Fun summer memories for all ages at ROHM Theatre Kyoto!

Presenter: Masako Yasumoto

DJ: Datakestra

Video: Kotaro Konishi

Design: nidone.works

 

★Yoga for Parents and Kids

Instructor: Kyoko Nobuchi

A yoga lesson for parents and children. Learn to move your body and communicate, and refresh your mind and body!

For all ages (children and adults)

Fee: free, priority given to reservations

Duration: approx. 60 minutes

Please wear clothes that are easy to move in. Yoga mats cannot be used.

 

★DJ Experience for Children

Create original music with real DJ equipment and help from a professional. Express yourself freely with sound!

Instructor (DJ): Datakestra

For all ages (children and adults)

Fee: free, no reservations required

Duration: approx. 60 minutes

 

★Children’s Dance Workshop

Fun for all, dancing anyhow you like!

Instructor: Masako Yasumoto (dancer, choreographer)

Ages: 5 and older

Capacity: 30 children

Fee: free, priority given to reservations

Duration: approx. 60 minutes

 

★Cool Kids’ Disco

Kids and adults, dance with all your body to the groovy music!

DJ: Datakestra

For all ages (children and adults)

Fee: free, no reservations required, no entry restrictions

Duration: approx. 90 minutes

 

 

Children’s Book Readings, Performances, Market, and More

Dates

Saturday 12 August, Sunday 13 August

10:00-17:00

No entry restrictions

 

★Live Performances

Fun music performances by accordion and contrabass duo Umineco.

Saturday 12 August

15:00-15:30

Sunday 13 August

13:00-13:30

 

★Book Readings

These reading events Za Central river combine children’s books with video, transporting youngsters into the world of the stories.

Saturday 12 August

10:00-10:30, 11:30-12:00

Sunday 13 August

11:30-12:00, 14:00-13:30

 

★Children’s Market & Bornelund Magformers Play Area

This festival market is ideal for children to explore. It also features a special play area where visitors can try Magformers, a series of magnetic construction kits by Bornelund.

Saturday 12 August, Sunday 13 August

10:00-17:00

Presented by Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya Books

 

★Decorate the Milky Way! Washi Dyeing Workshop

This accessible workshop suitable for children lets you dye Japanese paper (washi) with any colors you want. Learn how to fold and apply dyes to the paper. Make your own book covers and more!

Saturday 12 August, Sunday 13 August

10:00-16:00

In cooperation with Katsura

May end early if materials run out.

 

Look out for fun decorations and more all over the theatre!

Space Design & Decoration: Tonakai Signs

Promenade and all over ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Free, no reservations required

Preview Program

Theatre Tours

As preview events for the summer holidays program, two other kinds of theatre tours are available for different needs.

 

★ROHM Theatre Kyoto Architecture Tour

An architecture tour by a member of staff from Hisao Koyama’s architecture firm, which led the main planning for the theatre’s renovation work. This is an ideal opportunity for architecture enthusiasts and students.

Dates

Monday 7 August

19:30-21:30

Tuesday 8 August

14:00-16:00

¥1,000 / Reservations required / First come, first served / Not available for preschoolers

 

★How to Use ROHM Theatre Kyoto

This orientation session is designed for people considering hiring a space at ROHM Theatre Kyoto for an event. Staff will provide information on the facilities and answer questions.

Dates

Thursday 10 August

14:00-15:30

19:00-20:30

Free / Reservations required / First come, first served / Not available for preschoolers

 

Credits

Presented by

ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto City Music Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation), Kyoto City

Planned and produced by

ROHM Theatre Kyoto

Supported by

the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2017

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