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~ THEATRE TICKET RESERVATION Instructions ~

The first and best option for seeing Takarazuka is to reserve your tickets by phone.

~ INSTRUCTIONS ~

 
Click to the English section of the Takarazuka official homepage to see what musicals are currently being performed:
 
http://www.hankyu.co.jp/kageki/english/index.html
 

If you're planning ahead and would like titles & dates for shows in a later time period than that of the site descriptions, please e-mail me by removing the spaces: dioptase @ quixium .com

 
You can call in English to order tickets by phone up to 2 months in advance of the opening day for a show. Say which day you want tickets for. If requesting tickets in a section that has a choice of 1st floor and 2nd floor (balcony), you will be asked which you'd like.
 
Don't be discouraged from calling because of the sentence on the official site which instructs you to call in Japanese. I began talking in Japanese once, and the woman asked me if I spoke English; we preceeded to make the reservation in English instead.
 
Make sure to call the theatre for the performance you wish to see - there is a separate phone number for each.
 
I highly recommend ordering tickets ahead of time, because you won't know if the seats will be sold out on the day you go. You don't need to pay for the tickets until you arrive; if you call by phone the tickets are simply reserved for you. You'll be given a reservation number, which you present at the ticket counter.
 
You may need to call numerous times; I called every few minutes one evening in order to get through. The line is usually busy. You'll want to call in advance, because when I was in Japan and tried to call for tickets a few days ahead of time I wasn't able to get through.
 
If you are going to Takarazuka as a member of the press, I expect you can get free tickets. A woman writing for a French magazine asked me about press privileges and was able to get two tickets even though the show was sold-out to the public, as well as arranged an interview with a Takarazuka star. E-mail me for information if you are with the press by removing the spaces: dioptase @ quixium .com
 
If youu have any further questions, please e-mail me.

 

Takarazuka Dai Gekijou

In Takarazuka city
From Osaka: 1 hour by Hankyu train
From Kobe: 1 hour, 5 minutes by JR local train & Hankyu train
From Kyoto: 2 hours by JR local train & Hankyu train
From Tokyo: 4 hours by JR bullet train & Hankyu train
 
Phone Numbers
Info & Reservations: 07-9785-6770
Fax: 07-9785-6279
 
Ticket Prices
S section -7500 yen
A section -5500 yen
B section -3500 yen
S - 1st floor rows 1-20 and 2nd floor rows 1-7.
A - 1st floor rows 21-28 and 2nd floor rows 8-13.
B - 2nd floor rows 14-17.
I think 2nd floor row 1 is directly above 1st floor row 14.

 

Tokyo Takarazuka Gekijou
In Tokyo
From Tokyo central station: 5 minutes by JR bullet train
From Tokyo central station: 10 minutes by subway
From Osaka: 3 hours by JR bullet train
From Kyoto: 2 hours by JR bullet train
 
Phone Number 03-5251-2001
 
Ticket Prices
SS section -10000 yen
S section -8000 yen
A section -5500 yen
B section -3500 yen
SS - 1st floor middle section rows 1-5 and 2nd floor middle section rows 1-3.
S - 1st floor rows 1-20 and 2nd floor rows 1-6.
A - 1st floor rows 21-24 and 2nd floor rows 7-11.
B - 2nd floor rows 12-16.
2nd floor row 1 is directly above 1st floor row 11.

 

Takarazuka Bow Hall
In Takarazuka city, attached to Takarazuka Dai Gekijou
From Osaka: 1 hour by Hankyu train
From Kobe: 1 hour, 5 minutes by JR bullet train & Hankyu train
From Kyoto: 2 hours by JR local train & Hankyu train
From Tokyo: 4 hours by JR bullet train & Hankyu train
 
Phone Number 07-9785-6770

 

Theatre Drama City
In Osaka, attached to Hotel Hankyu International & Umeda Koma Gekijou
Phone Number 06-6377-3888
From Kobe: 5 minutes by JR local train
From Kyoto: 1 hour by JR local train & Hankyu train
From Tokyo: 3 hours by JR bullet train & local train
 
Phone Number 06-6377-3888
 
Ticket Prices
All seats -7000 yen
Rows 1-25.

 

Asakusa ACT Theatre
 
Phone Number 03-5251-2071
 
Ticket Prices
S section -7000 yen
A section -5000 yen

 

Tokyo Tokubetsu Kouen
 
Phone Number 03-5251-2071

 

Takarazuka Kagekidan names, references, etc. © copyright by Takarazuka Revue Company, Hankyu Corporation, and associated parties. This website is intended for promotional and informational purposes only.
Article © copyright October 2000 by Stephanie M. Taylor
Update © copyright July 2001 by Stephanie M. Taylor
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