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My Neighbour Totoro Tickets

My Neighbour Totoro Tickets

8 Oct 2022 - 21 Jan 2023

My Neighbour Totoro Information

Step into a world with fantastical creatures and limitless possibilities as My Neighbour Totoro comes to the stage. My Neighbour Totoro plays a world premiere at the Barbican. My Neighbour Totoro tickets are available on London Theatre now.

My Neighbour Totoro centres around two sisters, Satsuki and Mei, as they embark on a wondrous journey. After the family relocates to the countryside to be by their mother’s bedside, the pair wander around their new surroundings.

All is not as it seems, as Mei finds magical creatures and an ancient forest protector on her doorstep. At first, Satsuki is skeptical of her little sister, but pretty quickly, the pair are swept up on unbelievable adventures.

My Neighbour Totoro is a Studio Ghibli film. The Japanese animation company ensure a keen attention to detail throughout their films, and the My Neighbour Totoro musical will make sure no stone is left unturned. The production will feature handcrafted puppets from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop — the same company as The Muppets and Sesame Street.

The landmark My Neighbour Totoro musical is a collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company, the theatre company Improbable, and Japanese broadcaster Nippon TV. Currently, there are no plans to stage My Neighbour Totoro outside of London, but this may change.

My Neighbour Totoro is a landmark Studio Ghibli film on stage. However, it’s not the first time a Japanese story has taken over London’s theatres. Jack Thorne adapted Hirokazu Kore-eda’s After Life on stage at the National Theatre.

Tickets to My Neighbour Totoro are available now. Book your My Neighbour Totoro tickets on London Theatre today.

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Audio Described - 29 Oct 2.00pm, 18 Jan 7.00pm
BSL-integrated - 15 Dec 2.00pm, 7 Jan 2.00pm
Captioned - 29 Oct 2.00pm, 12 Nov 2.00pm, 8 Dec 2.00pm, 18 Jan 7.00pm
Hand-held captioned - 15 Dec 2.00pm, 7 Jan 2.00pm
Relaxed - 15 Dec 2.00pm, 7 Jan 2.00pm
Touch Tour - 29 Oct 12 – 12.30pm, 18 Jan 5 – 5.30pm

Run time


Opening date

October 8th, 2022

Closing date

January 21st, 2023




Barbican Centre


We suggest age 6+. The show is quite long, quite loud in parts and possibly scary for some younger children at moments. Children need to occupy their own seats. This production is not suitable for children under 4 years of age (including babes in arms).

Cast and creative

By: Tom Morton-Smith, based on a story by Hayao Miyazaki
Music: Joe Hisaishi, with a new orchestration by Will Stuart
Director: Phelim McDermott
Design: Tom Pye
Costume: Kimie Nakano
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: Tony Gayle
Choreography: You-Ri Yamanaka
Puppetry: Basil Twist, Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Mervyn Millar

Latest My Neighbour Totoro News & Features

This autumn, the Barbican invites you into a magical world as My Neighbour Totoro makes its highly anticipated world premiere. The Royal Shakespeare Company production is based on the 1988 animated film from Studio Ghibli, which became a global sensation. But what exactly does the Japanese company Studio Ghibli do and what can you expect from this new show? Read on for our guide to My Neighbour Totoro in London. Book My Neighbour Totoro tickets on London Theatre. ## What is Studio Ghibli? Based...

The world-leading visual effects company, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, will create the puppets, animatronics, and digital animation for My Neighbour Totoro. The world premiere of My Neighbour Totoro begins performances at the Barbican on 8 October, with an opening night on 18 October, and performances to 21 Jan. 2023. Book My Neighbour Totoro tickets on London Theatre. The My Neighbour Totoro puppets are designed by Basil Twist at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Over the years, the workshop’s...

The Studio Ghibli film, My Neighbour Totoro, will be adapted for stage and open in London later this year. My Neighbour Totoro begins previews at the Barbican on 8 October, ahead of an opening night on 18 October and performances to 21 Jan. 2023. Book My Neighbour Totoro tickets on London Theatre. Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio, with popular films including Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo. The 1988 film My Neighbour Totoro is the studio’s most successful film,...

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