What we do

Collaborative challenge program of theatres in Tokyo to nurture new audience of younger generation including high school students

  • Organization : Japanese Centre of International Theatre Institute
  • Section : In Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Theater, Dance, Japanese Traditional Art


1. Workshops for high school students on writing theatre reviews.
Accepting applications from high school students, and providing opportunities for them to learn how to write theatre reviews with advice from professional reviewers.
Period: December 20 – 23, 2014. Number of participants (plan): 20

2. Special Priced Tickets for high school students
Providing special priced tickets (from ¥1,000 to ¥2,000) for high school students to increase opportunities to see stage productions presented in Tokyo with cooperation from theatres.

3. Theatre Review Award for high school students
Holding Theatre Review Awards for high school students (plan)
Coverage: Performances of plays, dances, musicals — including traditional plays (noh, kyogen, bunraku, and kabuki).
Eligibility: High school students in Japan (including equivalent schools, regardless of nationality)
Number of letters: 1,200 – 2,000 (in Japanese)
Content: Unpublished works by participants
How to Submit: Self-written application submitted through the official website of the Award (mailing and faxing are also allowed)
All theatre reviews submitted by high school students will be screened by the screening committee and selected applications will be awarded as Best Theatre Reviews of the Year. Only those written in Japanese will be accepted.


Japanese Centre of International Theatre Institute (Public Interest Incorporated Association)
International Theatre Institute was founded in 1948 as a extra-department body of UNESCO to promote international exchange in theatre. The Japanese Centre was established in 1951, and authorized as a public interest incorporated association in July 2013. It aims at contributing to the development of culture by promoting creation and exchange of theatre arts including works that deepen mutual understanding of countries all over the world.


Shuji SOTA
Managing Director
Japanese Centre of International Theatre Institute
c/o National Noh Theatre
4-18-1, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: +81-3-3478-2189
e-mail: mail◆iti-j.org
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Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre(Toshima City, Tokyo), Setagaya Public Theatre(Setagaya City, Tokyo) and several other theatres in Tokyo