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The Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s beloved film returns to London for a limited season. Best for age 6+.

Studio Ghibli’s masterpiece transformed onstage

Immerse yourself in the dazzling world of Studio Ghibli as My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican Theatre returns for a second, strictly limited season. This enchanting tribute to the imagination of childhood will delight all generations.

My Neighbour Totoro is the story of sisters Satsuki and Mei, who move to be closer to their sick mother while she receives treatment. As summer stretches before them, they venture into the woods and befriend a medley of flighty spirits, including the larger-than-life forest protector, Totoro.

Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved 1988 film is transformed onstage to inspiring and jaw-dropping effect by the Royal Shakespeare Company (Matilda the Musical) and composer Joe Hisaishi. The film’s score is performed live alongside new orchestrations by Will Stuart.

The My Neighbour Totoro play captivated audiences during a sold-out world premiere in 2022, and won 6 Olivier Awards thanks to stunning storytelling that combines music, beautiful set design and remarkable puppets built by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop - transporting you straight into the whimsical world of the film.

This “healing hug of a show” (The Stage) is unlike anything else in London and a true feast for the heart and mind. Find your spirit with My Neighbour Totoro tickets this Autumn.

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My Neighbour Totoro tickets

From £38.70

Rated Excellent
Performance dates:
01 Dec 2023 - 23 Mar 2024
Running time:
3 hours (including an interval)
Barbican Theatre (See map)
Age recommendation:
Best for age 6+. Under 4s not permitted.
Audience Notes:
The show will be quite long, quite loud in parts and may at times be scary for some younger children. Children will need to occupy their own seats at all times during the performance.

Latest Audience Reviews

Excellent show like I've never seen before. The puppetry had me gasping in awe. I highly recommen... More

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-A 14 May 2023

I haven't got the words to describe how amazing the show was. I was holding back the tears of joy... More

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solloredo 27 Nov 2022

I wasn't at all familiar with the anime classic, but I watched it on Netflix and then saw the sho... More

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cathyl1 21 Oct 2022

This show was INCREDIBLE… I really hope it comes back to London because wow… the effects are so w... More

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meganh21 15 Jan 2023

Magnificent! Lavish and creative, they went all-out. It's a shame they only have a limited run. T... More

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av2 12 Nov 2022

Beautifully presented, colourful show with imaginative use of puppets that give wow moments. Kep... More

MartinZ's avatar
MartinZ 16 Nov 2022

Show Times

Monday - 7.00pm
Tuesday - 7.00pm
Wednesday - 7.00pm
Thursday 2.00pm 7.00pm
Friday - 7.00pm
Saturday 2.00pm 7.00pm
Sunday - -
How Long is My Neighbour Totoro?
My Neighbour Totoro running time is 3 hours including an interval.
Matinee Shows
My Neighbour Totoro matinee performances start at 2.00pm and finish at 5.00pm.
Evening Shows
My Neighbour Totoro evening performances start at 7.00pm and finish at 10.00pm.
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