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Kabuki-za, the main kabuki theater in Tokyo since 1889, usually features two daily performances each consisting of three or four plays, and the repertoire is changed monthly. For 650 Yen, non-Japanese-speaking visitors can hire earphones that give an explanation in English. The visitor who does not have time for an entire performance can buy a ticket for the 4th floor to watch part of the show, but earphones are not available. Five restaurants provide a wide range of Japanese food and refreshments for visitors.
One of the top venues in the city for high-profile performances and events, Billboard Live in Tokyo Midtown is exciting as it is unique. With a glass backdrop that faces Hinokicho Park, the audience can enjoy the awe-inspiring cityscape until the show begins. Billboard Live is designed in a contemporary format, with the main auditorium featuring diverse seating options - while the lower and middle half constitutes of table and sofa seating, the upper level has a standing area. In the past, Billboard Live has enthralled audiences with concerts by Keith Emerson, Maxi Priest and ABC.
The New National Theatre, Tokyo is the first national center for performing arts in the country. The center comprises three different theatres, The Pit being one of them. With state-of-the-art design, the theater is built with adjustable floors that can be used for the performances or for seating. Seating varies from 340 to a maximum capacity of 468.