We are proud to announce the dates for our seventh youth program.

TIP Youth aims to provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge and practical training in theatre and performing arts culminating in performances of a fully staged musical. We believe that the experience gained from participation in the TIP Youth program will be beneficial in many aspects of both student and future adult lives, whether they perform professionally or not. TIP Youth is more than an ‘acting school’, as it deals with performing in a production with others as well as the 'total' theatrical experience.


==Online reservations

Monday, October 10th 9:00AM open

== Our student & parent orientation

Sunday, October 23rd, 10:00AM ~ 1:00PM

**Everybody is invited to orientation, but we would especially like to ask all new parents and children to confirm their attendance for orientation.**

  • November 12th&13th, 19th&20th, 26th& 27th
  • December 3rd&4th, 10th&11th,
  • January 14th&15th, 21st& 22nd, 28th& 29th,
  • February 4th&5th, 11th&12th, 18th&19th, 25th&26th,
  • March 4th&5th, 11th&12th, 18th&19th, (3/25, 3/26 are off)
  • April 1st&2nd, 8th&9th, 15th&16th

Act 1 for students ages 8 to 12 have their rehearsals on Saturdays from 9AM to 1PM.

Act 2 for students ages 13 to 17 have their rehearsals on Sundays from 9am to 1pm.

Initially all rehearsals are from 9AM to 1PM at Our Space in Hatagaya.

==Production Week

Tuesday, April 18th – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Dress rehearsal – 4/18 (Tues) or 4/19(Weds); approximately 4:30-8:30PM, to be confirmed closer to production week

Performances - 4/20(Thurs) & 4/21(Fri) in the evening

4/22(Sat) & 4/23(Sun) matinee and evening

Students in each group will alternate performance day and time.

Workshops are given on topics such as foundation, core, voice, movement, staging, safety, tech and much more. Students learn a whole new glossary of vocabulary associated with acting and the theatre. Students develop skills like public speaking, ways to handle self-consciousness and taking pride in team achievements. TIP Youth offers students a supportive environment to experiment, try new things, make mistakes, and improve in their areas of development. They learn that through hard work, combined with their rehearsals and other fun activities, they can create a fantastic show that many others can enjoy. Students learn that it is the process as much as the end result that is important.

There are two age groups in the program. “Act 1” is for 8 to 12 year olds, and “Act 2” is for 13 to 17 year olds. Students must be 8 or older by the first rehearsal date to be admitted. Please note that as this is an English speaking program we are unable to provide support for students in Japanese. We would expect all students to be fluent or near-native speakers of English as a minimum requirement.


The full course of six months of professional level workshops, intensive production week rehearsals, plus all costs associated with the production is ¥87,000. Included in this fee are the TIP Youth t-shirt and access to professional photos.

Payment in full should be made in cash at orientation on October 23rd. Bank transfers will also be accepted.

Please note that the director’s casting decision is final and we will not be able to provide a refund in the case that a student or parent is not satisfied with the part assigned.


With very few exceptions, all TIP Youth rehearsals and events are at Our Space in Hatagaya. (2-1-1 Hatagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0072)


We look forward to seeing you at the student orientation on Sunday, October 23rd at 10AM at Our Space in Hatagaya.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Linda Polgar, the parent liaison, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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