Black Stripe Theatre believes in bringing accessible, educational and fun performances to broad audiences in Japan. In 2017 the group started taking their performances into schools and universities with the aim of promoting English language theatre and theatre as a tool of learning.

A Christmas Carol, their first tour, visited schools and universities in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures. This year the group are touring a zany version of The Hound of the Baskervilles. And next year they are working on an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. If you would like to invite the group to perform, contact us on

Price List for Theatre in Education Tours in 2018

Tokyo and surrounding area Prices  
Performance (plus Q&A) 90,000yen  
Performance (plus Q&A) and workshop 120,000yen  
Outside of Kanto    
Performance (plus Q&A) and workshop 230,000yen *Further charge may apply if accommodation is required.
Asian countries    
Performance (plus Q&A) and workshop 450,000yen *Inclusive of flights, transportation and accommodation


* A discount of 15% is offered to schools booking two performances on the same day.
* A discount of 10% is offered to schools booking two performances in the same year.

Other points

The performance is approximately 50-60 minutes in duration. We are very happy to cater to the needs of the school. Last year, one group requested that the play be performed within 50 minutes, the allocated time for the class, so we were able to reduce the performance time to fit their needs. As there are 4 actors in our group, it means that up to 4 workshops (approximately 50 minutes in duration) can be lead at the same time, though we ask that you try to limit each workshop group to about 20 members. The play is very mobile which means it can be performed in different kinds of spaces. Last year, we performed in classrooms, halls, a 1000-seat theater, and gymnasiums. With very limited opportunities to bring live theater to your students, this is a great opportunity we hope you take up.