GEAR Kyoto:Non-Verbal Entertainment at Holding in Kyoto

GEAR Kyoto:Non-Verbal Entertainment at Holding in Kyoto


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.

  • Kyoto GEAR

    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.

  • Details

    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

    Adults: JPY4,200
    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.
    Nearest Transport:
    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


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