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GEAR Theatre

Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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My son said it was the best thing in his 4 month visit

I got tickets because we are theater people, on the recommendation of a website. But this piece of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rebecca T
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Redmond, Washington
So much fun!

We just came from the Gear show and really enjoyed it! After a long day of sight seeing it was the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LeslieJ257
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Kensington, Maryland
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"GEAR” is the first non-verbal performance originated in Japan.The world-class performers of mime, breakin', magic trick, and juggle presents a lovely story of a toy named “Doll” transforming a human girl through the various communications with an...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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56 Benkeiishicho | 1928 Bldg. 3F, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8082, Kyoto Prefecture
Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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+81 75-254-6520
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I got tickets because we are theater people, on the recommendation of a website. But this piece of choreographed performance art was beyond expectations! It kept us engaged and entertained for the entire time, and we left delighted! I'm stunned that they have a rotating...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just came from the Gear show and really enjoyed it! After a long day of sight seeing it was the perfect way to spend the evening. It is on the third floor of the building and the theater is small and intimate- no bad...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank LeslieJ257
Reviewed July 18, 2019

We saw the nonverbal GEAR play! It was amazing. Definitely top 5 things we did in Japan. all the seats are great! GO!!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Lindy031
Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely amazing performance! Would Recommend to anyone and everyone visiting Kyoto, one not to miss. The performers were great, funny and talented. The story was easy to follow, even though it was non-verbal. Music and lights great too. Recommend for all ages.

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank stephanierussell93
Reviewed June 14, 2019

The drama started by climbing stairs up two flights into a 1928 art deco building that used to be a toy factory...sound/light/juggling/magic/great physical humour and skill

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Philippa65
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! The performers are so great and they take you through a range of emotions. I would love to see this show again and hopefully they can eventually sell it to Netflix or HBO. Do go and enjoy it if you are in Kyoto....More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank santakatarina67
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

We've seen plays, musicals, concerts, movies; nothing quite matches what Gear shows. To be able to combine everything and have a reasonable story was definitely a feat worth watching. Time well spent.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank RRGT
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Nonverbal evening theatre in Kyoto is like the Wiggles Without the annoying kids songs. This deserves to be on everyone’s must see list And could ultimately spread to the world like Circ de C, and I’m not joking. Loved the magician in blue who reminded...More

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank mmacrow1
Reviewed May 10, 2019

Small theater that seats about 100 people. Unique story line and production because it's non-verbal. Great lighting effects and acting. Something different to do that is a great option.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Terry H
Reviewed May 9, 2019

We stumbled upon an ad for this and decided to buy tickets and are so glad we did. It is terrific entertainment, suitable for the entire family. Great staging, lighting, and special effects. The 90 minutes flew by!

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank gtkim2
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March 14, 2019|
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We will continue to perform as much as we can get popular. However, the performance plan for 2020 is undecided. Tickets for the July-September performances will be available from 10 am on March 28th. I look forward to... More
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January 11, 2019|
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Thank you for your inquiry. Seats Are assigned at the time of purchase.Seats are automatically booked from around the center front. If there is anything we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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