Who we are

The Black Stripe Theater is a group of international directors, actors and teachers bringing English-language theater opportunities to Tokyo and other cities in Japan.

Our Mission

Black Stripe Theater aims to engage, inspire, challenge and entertain young people and audiences by creating exciting drama opportunities through our workshops, talks, school visits and performances. We believe drama can be used as a powerful tool to change young people’s lives for the better.

The company name Black Stripe comes from a line in Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter, the company’s inaugural production, spoken by the character Gus ruminating about the crockery

The group have collaborated on many productions of classic, modern and contemporary English-speaking plays. In 2017 the group started taking their performances into schools and universities with the aim of bringing accessible, educational and fun performances to young people. This year BST stage 4 shows: Macbeth by William Shakespeare, The Gentlest Giant by Daniel Foley, and two plays in repertoire, The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Christmas Carol, both adapted by writer and actor Justin Davis.

For videos of our recent work check here:


BULL by Mike Bartlett

BULL by Mike Bartlett Presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.Two jobs. Three candidates. This would be a really bad time to have a stain on your shirt…A razor-sharp play about the fine line between Read more…

The Gentlest Giant

This production of The Gentlest Giant premieres in 2019. The cast includes: Julianne Sunrise Julia Yermakov Walter Roberts Antun Percic


This production of Macbeth by William Shakespeare premieres in 2019. The cast includes: Christiane Brew Tim Harris Justin Davis Chris Parham

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2-21-4 Miyake Homes (Annex 3F)

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080 8177 3591

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