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By Alexandra Roberts-Judd on Wednesday, May 5, 2004 - 5:23 am:
My family and I are moving to Tokyo in July. We are avid music and theatre fans and would like to see events both local and foreign while living in Tokyo. Is there an English language website similar to ticketmaster.com in Japan that I can regularly check and order tickets? Also does anyone know of a good kids drama class....in English (from reading past postings I know this might be tough)? Many thanks.
By Cornelia on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 9:16 am:
Ticket Pia is I think the closest thing to ticketmaster. But it is pretty much all in Japanese. Also when you call the phone numbers you might get lucky and get English, but then again you might not.
Isetan department store in Shinjuku has a special service club for English speaking foreigners called the I-club. They also will help members buy event tickets. The membership is free. There are more details on the I-club reported at http://www.tokyowithkids.com/discussions/
Some people can ask for assistance from their HR person at their company depending on the size of the company and maybe also the job title. There are numerous sources for information on what is happening, several English language newspapers and magazines carry events listings. But then getting the tickets can be a challenge. I've also had luck just going to the event. Sometimes they hold back tickets for people who show up at the door, or they release tickets that were reserved but then not picked up 5 minutes after the official starting time. And of course there is often someone selling or even giving away a ticket that they bought for a friend who couldn't make it. And scalpers. In the last case, it is helpful to know what the cover price of the tickets is supposed to be.
There is a pre-existing discussion on drama classes under sub-topic heading "Theatrical Arts" within the main topic "Education in Japan".