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Play! Theater in Summer 2024 Open Day

2024.8.12 (MON)、8.13. (TUE)、8.14. (WED)、8.17. (SAT)、8.18. (SUN)*From Monday 12 to Wednesday 14, the event will be held in the South Hall only

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Two packed days of fun and play at ROHM Theatre Kyoto!

ROHM Theatre Kyoto’s annual summer program of events and activities for kids returns!
From orchestra concerts, rakugo, and performances to backstage tours, opportunities to try a musical instrument, workshops, markets, and more, Play! Theatre has something for everyone. Spend all day at the theatre enjoying the various activities on offer. Another three-day workshop lets you experience what it’s like to work in a theatre.
Whether you’re a young infant or grown-up, ROHM Theatre Kyoto transforms into a box of toys for all the family to play with and discover exciting new things.

Information

2024.8.12 (MON)、8.13. (TUE)、8.14. (WED)、8.17. (SAT)、8.18. (SUN)*From Monday 12 to Wednesday 14, the event will be held in the South Hall only

Venue : All Spaces

About

Events Program (★ Registration required and ticketed ☆ No registration required)
★ City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra Summer Holiday Concert for Ages 0 and Up (August 17)
☆ Theatre Cruise Train Mega Performance (August 17)
★ Shimin-yose for Kids: Rakugo Class for Elementary School Students (August 18)
☆ Music Salon for Kids (August 18)
☆ Visit the Main Hall (August 18)
★ Backstage Tour and Performance Experience (August 18)
★ Try a Musical Instrument (August 17–18)
☆ Playground of Curiosity”Muku Muku” (August 17–18)
★ Workshop: Make a Duckling Puppet! (August 17–18)
★ Kyoto Sky Toy Hospital (August 17–18)
★☆ “Waku Waku” Workshop and marché (August 17–18)
☆ Origami Plaza (August 17–18)
☆ Photo exhibition: Photographs by Parents of Children with Disabilities (August 17–18)
☆ Rest Space for Infants (August 17–18)
★ Theatre Crew Experience: Use a Theatre’s Tricks, Sound, and Lights to Create a Performance (August 12–14)

City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra Summer Holiday Concert for Ages 0 and Up

This orchestra concert is open to all ages, including babies.
The 2024 concert sees City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra collaborate with acclaimed children’s book author tupera tupera.
Date: Saturday, August 17 (1) 11 a.m. (2) 2 p.m.
Duration: approx. 60 min.
Venue: Main Hall
Conductor: Kazuki Wada
Orchestra: City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
Picture Books: tupera tupera
Director: Gomanohae (Knit Cap Theater)
Cast: Katsuyuki Kosaka, Ryoko Takahara
Tickets: https://www.s2.e-get.jp/kyoto/pt/?E=1
Reserved seating
Preschoolers: free
Elementary school students and older: ¥800
Children aged 2 or younger can sit on someone’s lap. If you require a separate seat for a child, please reserve a ticket (free for preschoolers) in advance.

Theatre Cruise Train Mega Performance

Take a journey across various kinds of performance, from pantomime to dance, juggling, and more!
Date: Saturday, August 17 (1) 10:15 a.m.–12 p.m. (2) 1:30–3:15 p.m.
Venue: South Hall
Tickets: free (no registration required, enter at any time)
Concierge: Bob Mursum
Performances:
Ryutaro Okuma
Robot Pantomime: (1) 10:15 a.m. (2) 1:30 p.m.
Selenographica
Gashiyama Night: (1) 10:50 a.m. (2) 2:05 p.m.
CHANGHAENG.
CHANGHAENG.’s Juggling Show: (1) 11:25 a.m. (2) 14:40 p.m.

Shimin-yose for Kids: Rakugo Class for Elementary School Students

A special version of the long-running Shimin-yose rakugo event, especially adapted for children and younger audiences.
A great introduction to the comic storytelling art of rakugo, audiences also receive a complimentary booklet (Japanese only) about Kamigata (Kansai) rakugo.
Date: Sunday, August 18 (1) 11 a.m. (doors open: 10:40 a.m.) (2) 2 p.m. (doors open: 1:40 a.m.)
Duration: approx. 60 min.
Venue: South Hall
Tickets: https://www.s2.e-get.jp/kyoto/pt/?E=1
Elementary school grades 1–3: ¥300 / Elementary school grade 4 and older: ¥800
Tickets on sale: 10 a.m., June 23
No admittance for preschoolers.
Target age: elementary school grades 1–3 (older elementary school grades also admitted)

Music Salon for Kids

A relaxed and informal salon for interacting with students at Kyoto City University of Arts through music.
Date: Sunday, August 18 (1) 10:40 a.m. (2) 12:00 p.m. (3) 1:30 p.m. (4) 3:00 p.m.
Duration: approx. 30 min.
Venue: Main Hall Foyer
Tickets: free (no registration required, enter at any time)
Co-presented by Kyoto City University of Arts

Visit the Main Hall

Explore the largest performance venue in ROHM Theatre Kyoto!
Date: Sunday, August 18 / 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (no registration required, enter at any time)

Backstage Tour and Performance Experience

Take a tour of the backstage area and then experience what it is like to be a performer stepping out onto the stage.
Date: Sunday, August 18 (1) 10:10 a.m. (2) 11:30 a.m. (3) 1:00 p.m. (4) 2:30 p.m.
Sessions (3) and (4) with written guidance for hearing-impaired participants.
Duration: approx. 20 min.
Venue: Main Hall (and other parts of the theatre)
Tickets: free (registration required; first come, first served) (register online from 10:00 a.m., July 6)
Capacity: 10 children (with guardians) per session
Registration: https://pro.form-mailer.jp/fms/8f1704de316133

Try a Musical Instrument

Try your hand at playing the instruments played in an orchestra.
Dates: Saturday, August 17, Sunday, August 18
(1) 10:10 a.m. (2) 10:50 a.m. (3) 11:30 a.m. (4) 12:10 p.m. (5) 1:50 p.m. (6) 2:30 p.m. (7) 3:10 p.m.
Venue: Park Plaza 3F Lobby
Tickets: free (registration required; first come, first served)
Capacity: 7 per session
Register 1 guardian and child per session. Multiple registrations not allowed.
Register up to 2 children.
No waiting list or standby places.
Target age: elementary school students
Registration: https://pro.form-mailer.jp/fms/b3b83f80314141

Playground of Curiosity "Muku Muku"

Let your curiosity swell and discover exciting new things!
Dates: Saturday, August 17, Sunday, August 18 (10:00 a.m.–4 p.m.)
Venue: North Hall
Tickets: free (no registration required, enter at any time)

『Extreme Hopscotch』Yohaku
Can you master the ultimate game of hopscotch?! The floor of the hall has transformed into a super-difficult game of hopscotch! Will you make it to the other end? Show off your hopscotch skills and become a hopscotch master!
Special performance (approx. 10 min.): (1) 11:15 a.m. (2) 12:15 p.m. (3) 1:15 p.m. (4) 2:15 p.m. (5) 3:15 p.m.

『Ghost Fashion Research Institute』Shie Minamino (OSUSHI / playwright, director, costume designer)
Soft and fluffy clothes. Hairy or smooth clothes. Clothing in all kinds of colors and shapes. Have fun creating and exploring clothing designs in a group. Strange clothes like you’ve never seen before! And they move!
Theatre walk: (1) 1:00–1:15 p.m. (2) 3:40–3:55 p.m.

『Strange Pipes: Join Them Together and Play』Ryo Watanabe
Pick up the pipes, join them together, and then try blowing into them. How long will you make yours? Where will yours bend? Discover the unexpected when you join the pipes together.
Music performance: (1) 12:50 p.m. (2) 2:35 p.m.

Workshop: Make a Duckling Puppet!

Use everyday materials like thread to make a little duckling with flapping wings.
Dates: Saturday, August 17, Sunday, August 18 (1) 10:10–11:25 a.m. (2) 1:30–2:45 p.m.
Venue: Park Plaza 1F Lobby
Participation fee: free (registration required; first come, first served)
Capacity: 5 per session
Target age: 3–elementary school students (accompanying persons can watch)
Registration: https://pro.form-mailer.jp/fms/0eb9c244315408

Kyoto Sky Toy Hospital

Pay a visit to the toy hospital, where “doctors” are waiting to repair your broken toys! Watch your toys being repaired and restored to working condition.
Dates: Saturday, August 17, Sunday, August 18 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.) (reception: until 1 p.m.)
Venue: 2F Lobby
Tickets: free (fees charged for replacing parts) (registration required; first come, first served 10 a.m.–1 p.m.)
Only for toys that are easy for children and elementary school students to carry. Powered flying or shooting toys not accepted (toy guns, drones, helicopters).
Max. 30 items per day (max. 2 per group)

"Waku Waku" Workshop and marché

This event features workshops and market vendors for children.
Dates: Saturday, August 17, Sunday, August 18 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.)
Venue: Promenade and South Hall 1F Foyer
Vendors vary per day.
Registration and further information here
Co-presented by KYOTO OKAZAKI TSUTAYA BOOKS
Registration: https://store.tsite.jp/kyoto-okazaki/event/kids/41023-1843490614.html

Origami Plaza

A bunch of friends who came to Play! Theatre have transformed into origami! Have fun making and playing at the Origami Plaza!
Dates: Saturday, August 17, Sunday, August 18 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.)
Venue: Promenade
Tickets: free (no registration required)
Spatial Design:REUNION STUDIO

Photo exhibition: Photographs by Parents of Children with Disabilities

Dates: Saturday, August 17, Sunday, August 18 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.)
Venue: Park Plaza 3F Lobby
Tickets: free (no registration required)
Presented by Tocotoco no Kai Kyoto

Rest Space for Infants

Dates: Saturday, August 17, Sunday, August 18 (10:00 a.m.–4 p.m.)
Venue: Park Plaza 3F Meeting Room 2 (food and drink allowed)

Theatre Crew Experience: Use a Theatre’s Tricks, Sound, and Lights to Create a Performance

Dates: Monday, August 12 (10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.), Tuesday, August 13 (10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., 2:30–4 p.m.), Wednesday, August 14 (10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., 2:30–4 p.m.)
Venue: South Hall
Participation fee: ¥1,000 (pay on the day) (registration required, lottery held if registrations exceeds capacity)
Capacity: 10 per session
Target age: elementary school grades 1–6
Other ages not accepted (accompanying persons can watch)
Please register only once. If registrations exceed capacity, participants will be selected.
Registration: https://pro.form-mailer.jp/fms/e5c43778315673

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Date:Saturday, July 20 (11 a.m./2 p.m.), Sunday, july 20 (11 a.m.)
Venue: Nouth Hall
Recommended ages: 2–8 (idea for children close to protagonist Ninna’s age of 5)
Please note that the event includes dark lighting and some scenes with loud sounds.
https://rohmtheatrekyoto.jp/en/event/123862/

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

  • Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
    through the Japan Arts Council

  • Supported by Kyoto City Board of Education, KYOTO NURSERY LEAGUE, Kyoto City Private Kindergarten Association

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