Ikebukuro Play Festival

The Ikebukuro Play Festival was started in 1989 with the aim of promoting up-and-coming performers in Ikebukuro, a neighborhood whose abundance of small theaters and ateliers has led to its reputation as a hub for the performing arts, and has long been popular as a community event. In this unique theater festival, 100 judges chosen from the public will appraise and assess the work of local theater companies throughout the month of September, ultimately awarding a grand prize, as well as individual prizes. This year fifty-one groups will compete at fifteen venues in the area around Toshima City for an invitation to perform at Owlspot theater the following year.


To be held at fifteen venues in the area around Ikebukuro
9.1 (Thu) - 9.30 (Fri)

Cast / Staff

Endorsed by Toshima City Tourism Association, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Sponsored by Sunshine City Corporation, NPO Ikebukuro Taimei, Toshima City Federation, TOSHIMA CABLE NETWORK CO.,LTD, Toshima Shinbun
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in the fiscal 2016
In co-operation with Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Toshima, Toshima City Shopping Street Federation,Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Shopping Street Federation,Ikebukuro East Gate Bikan Store Association,Ikebukuro Theater committee
Presented by Ikebukuro Play Festival Executive Committee, Toshima City, Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation, Toshima Performing Arts Foundation