Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre x Rikkyo University Lecture “Ikebukuro Studies: Ikebukuro Imagination”

    Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre x Rikkyo University Lecture “Ikebukuro Studies: Ikebukuro Imagination”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2017-11-16 - 2017-11-16

    Ikebukuro Studies is a public lecture series started in 2014 by Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and Rikkyo University considering the Tokyo neighborhood of Ikebukuro from a variety of historical and cultural...More »

  • poster for Yuji Kamiyama + Hiroya Tsurunga + Yosuke Mikogami “Border Lines”

    Yuji Kamiyama + Hiroya Tsurunga + Yosuke Mikogami “Border Lines”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-06-07 - 2017-06-11

    As ways of communicating diversify, we find ourselves drawing indistinct boundaries and making compromises. These blurry lines of demarcation are not just for “others” like friends or lovers, but also...More »

  • 「7th Art Confuse Exhibition」

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Drawing - Photography
    • 2016-11-15 - 2016-11-19

    Art Confuse creates a space for free expression in any medium, from painting to illustration, photography, graphics, sculpture, and more, with the belief that creating, expressing, and feeling are essential....More »

  • poster for Camille Boitel “L’hommedeHus”

    Camille Boitel “L’hommedeHus”

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2016-09-30 - 2016-10-02

    Notorious in France for his theatrical “Contemporary circus” based productions, enfant terrible Camille Boitel returns to the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre after two years with L’homme de Hus. Premiered in...More »

  • poster for Ikebukuro Art Gathering

    Ikebukuro Art Gathering

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Crafts - Video and Film - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2016-05-19 - 2016-05-25

    Bringing together a host of artists through open call, along with those who joined last year’s gathering, this exhibition invites viewers to enjoy something beyond the everyday with a strong sense of play. [Related...More »

  • poster for Rio de Janeiro –Various Eyes

    Rio de Janeiro –Various Eyes

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    • Media: Photography - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2016-03-17 - 2016-03-28

    “Rio de Janeiro Seen by Magnum Photographers” Venue: Atlier East Daisuke Ito “Rio por dentro” Venue: Atlier WestMore »

  • poster for Daido Moriyama Exhibition

    Daido Moriyama Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2016-01-23 - 2016-02-20

    Daido Moriyama captured the faces of Ikebukuro and other Tokyo neighborhoods with a unique photographic aesthetic. The Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, located near Moriyama’s workplace, now presents a show...More »

  • poster for F/T15 Cultural Centre of Fujimi City, Kikari Fujimi “A Typhoon’s Tale”

    F/T15 Cultural Centre of Fujimi City, Kikari Fujimi “A Typhoon’s Tale”

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2015-11-26 - 2015-11-29

    An award-winning Japanese-Korean team return with a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. Fresh from their successful partnership with “Karumegi” (2013), which adapted Chekhov’s “The Seagull”...More »

  • poster for F/T15 “All the Sky Above the Earth (Wendy’s Syndrome)”

    F/T15 “All the Sky Above the Earth (Wendy’s Syndrome)”

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    • Media: Fashion - Performance Art
    • 2015-11-21 - 2015-11-23

    Spanish theatre giant Angélica Liddell is famed for her lyrical work examining humanity through themes of sex, violence, and madness. After both shocking and beguiling audiences at the Festival d’Avignon...More »

  • poster for F/T15 Goethe-Institut Korea + Nolgong “Being Faust – Enter Mephisto”

    F/T15 Goethe-Institut Korea + Nolgong “Being Faust – Enter Mephisto”

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    • Media: Installation - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2015-11-19 - 2015-11-22

    Goethe-Institut Korea teams up with game development company Nolgong for this reinterpretation of the famous German legend. First presented in Seoul in 2014, the popular project takes Goethe’s masterpiece...More »

  • poster for Jiyu Color 2015 – To Live

    Jiyu Color 2015 – To Live

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-11-18 - 2015-11-22

    Artists from Jiyu no Mori Gakuen, a school in Saitama Prefecture, present works in homage to Shuntaro Tanigawa’s poem “To Live.”More »

  • poster for F/T14 “The Rite of Spring”

    F/T14 “The Rite of Spring”

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2014-11-12 - 2014-11-16

    Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” is one of the most famous works of twentieth-century music and was originally staged with choreography by Vaslay Nijinsky for the Ballets Russes. It has since been...More »

  • poster for Moving Distance: 2579 Photographs and 11 Letters

    Moving Distance: 2579 Photographs and 11 Letters

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2014-02-28 - 2014-03-16

    Presenting a variety of works attempting to comprehend and respond to the Great East Japan Earthquake. In addition to music, film, food, design, architecture, poetry, photography, performance, and drama,...More »

  • poster for F/T13 Back to Back Theatre “Ganesh Versus the Third Reich”

    F/T13 Back to Back Theatre “Ganesh Versus the Third Reich”

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2013-12-06 - 2013-12-08

    Veteran Australian company Back to Back Theatre is known for its dizzying use of film, lighting, and imagery, and this award-winning production has met acclaim worldwide for its portrayal of the problems...More »

  • poster for F/T13 Rimini Protokoll “100% Tokyo”

    F/T13 Rimini Protokoll “100% Tokyo”

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2013-11-29 - 2013-12-01

    Statistics gather people and pack them into pieces of pie, into bars and curves that are used for political argumentation and the creation of economic strategies. What if these statistics were given faces?...More »

  • poster for F/T13 “Jelinek Series: Prolog?”

    F/T13 “Jelinek Series: Prolog?”

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art
    • 2013-11-21 - 2013-11-24

    Eilfriede Jelinek’s “Kein Licht” series confronting the problems of the post-3.11 world received an enormous response when staged at F/T12. Now, contemporary artist Tsuyoshi Ozawa has adapted the latest...More »

  • poster for F/T13 “Rabih Mroué Series: 33rpm and a Few Seconds”

    F/T13 “Rabih Mroué Series: 33rpm and a Few Seconds”

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2013-11-14 - 2013-11-15

    Lina Saneh and Rabih Mroué continue to tackle the history and complex situation of Lebanon with works such as “Photo Romance” (F/T09 Autumn), a play that through film stills depicted the realities, hopes,...More »

  • poster for Ikebukuro Montparnasse- A Tooth-Grinding Utopia

    Ikebukuro Montparnasse- A Tooth-Grinding Utopia

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-05-19 - 2013-06-05

    An atelier village formed in Ikebukuro between 1930-1940, with more than 100 ateliers built in rental housing units. Artists and aspiring artists from across the country gathered, lived, and worked in...More »

  • poster for Saburo Teshigawara "Dancer R's Cell	"

    Saburo Teshigawara "Dancer R's Cell "

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2013-01-26 - 2013-01-27

    The acclaimed dancer, choreographer and designer's new performance is the result of workshops with teenaged dancers.More »

  • poster for "DAH-DAH-SKO-DAH-DAH"

    "DAH-DAH-SKO-DAH-DAH"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2012-11-23 - 2012-11-25

    Saburo Teshigawara is a leader of the art and dance scene, famed for his aesthetic fusing intellect, movement, stage design and lighting. Inspired by the Kenji Miyazawa poem "Haratai Kenbairen", "DAH-DAH-SKO-DAH-DAH"...More »

  • poster for "F/T12 Jelinek Series: Kein Licht."

    "F/T12 Jelinek Series: Kein Licht."

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    • Media: Talks - Performance Art
    • 2012-11-16 - 2012-11-18

    In a dark space full of the signs of disquiet, two violinists are playing their instruments. From the dialogue of these nameless musicians comes the play, "Kein Licht.", Nobel Prize-winner Elfriede Jelinek's...More »

  • poster for "F/T12 Jelinek Series: Rechnitz (Der Würgeengel)"

    "F/T12 Jelinek Series: Rechnitz (Der Würgeengel)"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2012-11-09 - 2012-11-10

    On the eve of the end of World War Two, at an Austrian Nazi-supporter aristocrat husband and wife's castle, around 200 Jews are murdered as a "party game". This true event inspired Nobel laureate Elfriede...More »

  • poster for Christoph Marthaler "Riesenbutzbach. A Permanent Colony"

    Christoph Marthaler "Riesenbutzbach. A Permanent Colony"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2010-11-19 - 2010-11-21

    A waiting room incorporating a family home, a bank, a shopping mall - practically everything a Westerner needs. While human connections between people continue to erode and financial assets start to vanish,...More »

  • poster for Motoi Miura "And Then Mr. Artaud"

    Motoi Miura "And Then Mr. Artaud"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2010-11-19 - 2010-11-23

    Motoi Miura has gained acclaim for how his interpretations of famous texts rearrange words in novel ways, seeking new theatrical challenges through non-realistic techniques of articulation, as well as...More »

  • poster for Shiro Maeda "Going On The Way To Get Lost"

    Shiro Maeda "Going On The Way To Get Lost"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2010-11-05 - 2010-11-14

    Shiro Maeda is known for his stories of mundane everyday life and his knack for showing the subtle humor and helplessness in human relations. The playwright's acclaimed career takes a new turn with this...More »

  • poster for "Let's Build a Cafe!" Workshop

    "Let's Build a Cafe!" Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-08-10 - 2010-08-10

    Workshop for both kids and adults led by artist Takahide Mizuuchi, in which participants will learn how to build a cafe out of paper and cardboard. Participation is free and reservations are not required....More »

  • poster for "Connected"

    "Connected"

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    • Media: Talks - Performance Art
    • 2010-03-01 - 2010-03-04

    The showcase features a diverse range of artists and companies and encompasses seated studio performances, audio journeys, pervasive games and one-on-one encounters. Some pieces require an audience, others...More »

  • poster for 34th Basic Photography Course Completion Exhibition "Loitering"

    34th Basic Photography Course Completion Exhibition "Loitering"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-05-12 - 2008-05-18

    "Loitering" is the graduation exhibition for the 34th Basic Photography course at the Contemporary Photo Institute, showcasing a year's worth of photographic explorations by a wide variety of people of...More »

  • poster for Tokyo International Arts Festival 2008

    Tokyo International Arts Festival 2008

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    • Media: Talks - Performance Art
    • 2008-02-21 - 2008-03-23

    Tokyo International Arts Festival ("TIF") is a festival of performing arts (theater, dance, etc.). The program of this 14th anniversary festival focuses on the most up-and-coming artists who garner worldwide...More »

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