GEAR Kyoto：Non-Verbal Entertainment at Holding in KyotoActivity
Seven years running and more than 210,000 visitors and 2,800 performances since 2012 !
What is GEAR?
A long-running show, the first of its kind in Japan, GEAR is contemporary non-verbal entertainment that combines a superb cast with high technology to tell a story for all humankind about the power of touch.
Set in a broken toy factory in the future, robot workers encounter a doll that comes to life, taking them on a journey to discover their humanity…
GEAR has shown through its continuing seven-year run a phenomenal level of acclaim from a wide range of audience members, encompassing overseas visitors to retirees, toddlers to adult professionals.
With an engaging story and lovable characters, GEAR is a show not to be missed.
The creative staff of GEAR continue to develop the show, having in-depth feedback sessions after every single performance, paying close attention to the contents of audience surveys as well.
The result of this devotion is theatre that glows with passion and vigor.
In Japan, they say “visit the past to know the future,” and the Kyoto spirit looks to a rich history of innovation in order to create the new for tomorrow. The unique beauty of Kyoto is due to this mindset, and GEAR is developed with this philosophy: world-class talents in contemporary stage arts incorporate Kabuki theatre stage and acting techniques, combining seamlessly with technology for a captivating experience.
English address:1928 Building, 3rd Floor 56 Benkeiishicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
Show Times: Wed& Fri : 2pm & 7pm/Mon.,Sat. & Sun. and holidays: 1pm & 6pm,
Running Time:About 90 minutes
University students & above sixty: JPY 3,200
Elementary, & high school students: JPY2,200
Pre-Schoolers ages：four to six: free
Children below three years of age not admitted except KidsDay.*
(*Every 1st &3rd Saturday of month,)
Tickets can be booked online or over the phone (see below). Tickets can also be purchased at the venue, every day 10am to 7pm.
5min walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station on Tozai Subway Line
10min walk from Karasuma-Oike Station on Tozai & Karasuma Subway Lines
10min walk from Sanjo-Keihan Station on Keihan Line
Official Website (English)
Main photo: Kishi Takako