Non-verbal show presented in a magical world of roboroids and dolls
GEAR is the first non-verbal show in Japan and is being performed four days a week in central Kyoto. Regardless of age or nationality, it’s an enjoyable show full of rhythmical excitement played by world class performers. It’s animatic, technical, and non-verbal. Ironically the show projects emotions through Roboroids and a doll. The show consists of mime, break dancing, magic and juggling equaling 70 minutes of entertainment. We recommend going to the show in between touring Kyoto or include it as part of your plan for a night out in the city.
Each Performer
Each Performer
The show is expressed through juggling, break dancing, mime, and magic performed individually by the performers. It’s a 5-people stage of a doll character and four roboroids. The story is set in a former toy factory where dolls were made, and the characters start to express their playfulness and curiosity. Enjoy the performance of the very talented cast who alternate their appearances. Because of this, many audiences are repeat viewers, catching different combination of performers. The fans of GEAR get excited about the various kinds of entertainment the alternating cast brings to the show.
Projection Mapping
Projection Mapping
The stage effects of GEAR are certainly magical. Watch out for the projection mapping which covers the whole area of the stage, programmed to surprise the audience. The idea is to not make the audience wonder how the lights are programmed, but to give them a magical feeling as it enhances the overall show. Not only is the projection mapping amazing, but lasers, LEDs, gigantic wind fans, and props used on the stage are also one of the must-see points of the show.
Buy Original Goods
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Buy Original Goods
On your way out after the show, check out the original goods that are available for purchase. The illustrations for GEAR are done by Akihiro Yamada, an illustrator and manga artist who resides in Kyoto. You can find t-shirts, tote bags, post cards, pin badges, and more. Pamphlets will come with profile cards of the cast who performed during that particular show. These are popular among GEAR fans who collect them as performers alternate.
Manner & Tips
- Manner & Tips -
Please turn your phones completely off during the show. The Wi-Fi system is used to operate the show and individual phone systems may affect the operation.
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I heard about this theater before, but I wasn't sure what to expect in the beginning. Not knowing what non-verbal performance would be like, I had a chance to watch it for the first time. And turns out, the show is AMAZING! Each performer has their own unique skill such as juggling or mime. There's also break dancing and a person doing magic. All the casts are very skillful! Including the doll character, they are all very rhythmic. The ending is fun and surprising. I recommend this show to people of all ages!
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Phone +81 75-254-6520
Address 3F 1928 Bldg., 56 Benkeiishicho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi Kyoto-fu
Directions 8-minute walk from Keihan Sanjo Stn 8 minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Stn 10-minute walk from Kyoto city subway Karasumaoike Stn
Open Hours Reception opens 60 minutes prior to the show
Reservations Accepted Online reservation is available
Closed Tuesdays, and Thursdays (Check the website for updated information)
Notes Availability of seats can be checked on their website. Tickets purchased at the door costs additional ¥500 to advanced ticket price.
Price range
Advanced Tickets - General/ special area: ¥4,200 - Standard area:¥3,700 - Side area: ¥2,700 - University students or seniors over 60: ¥3,200, ¥2,700¥1,700 - Elementary, junior high and high school students: ¥2,200, ¥1,700 ,¥1,200 - Ages 3 - 5 Free *For door prices, add ¥500 to advanced ticket prices.
Credit cards Accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
No language barrier
Information Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Lanuages spoken Japanese and English
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