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Spirited Away Tickets

London Coliseum

Delight in the magic of live theatre as the enchanting stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s genre-defining film transfers to the West End.

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Discover the incredible world of Studio Ghibli on stage as the transcendent Spirited Away works its magic at the London Coliseum next year. The original Japanese cast brings their extraordinary, smash-hit production to the UK following a world premiere at Tokyo’s Imperial Theatre in 2022, and it promises to be an unforgettable theatrical experience. Gorgeous puppetry, stunning sets and Joe Hisaishi’s incredible score performed live make this European premiere an unmissable event.

About Spirited Away

Studio Ghibli’s Academy Award-winning film is the enchanting story of ten-year-old Chihiro, who stumbles into an incredible world of spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Her parents are transformed into pigs and she ends up working in a magical bathhouse, but this little girl isn’t going to give up. She must use her wits and bravery to survive in her bewildering new environment, free her parents from the enchantment and return home.

Spirited Away is one of Studio Ghibli’s most famous and beloved films. It was the first - and to date, only - hand-drawn, non-English language film to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and has been watched by millions of fans of all ages across the world. With characters inspired by Japanese folklore, distinctive imagery and a wild, whimsical and layered soundtrack, Spirited Away is one of the most unique coming-of-age stories you will ever watch, and onstage it flourishes thanks to stunning puppetry and the magic of live performance.

Spirited Away: From Screen to Stage

The Spirited Away stage adaptation premiered at Tokyo’s Imperial Theatre in 2022, adapted and directed by Olivier and Tony Award winner John Caird and co-adapted by Maoko Imai. Caird is best-known as the director of epic West End musical Les Misérables and has brought his eye for the epic and exhilarating to this brand-new project.

The characters are brought to life with a combination of actors and breathtaking puppets, courtesy of puppet director Toby Olié. His creations, and the entire show’s astounding vision, takes imagination to the next level, and fans of the film can thrill in hearing the magnificent score performed by a live orchestra.

The Japanese production’s cast and creative team all transfer to the West End to present the European premiere of Spirited Away.

Don’t Miss Tickets for Spirited Away at London Coliseum

Hayao Miyazaki’s incredible story has never been as magical as it is in this magnificent stage adaptation, and UK audiences now have the chance to delight in its whimsy, warmth and unique charm. Don’t miss out on being Spirited Away for a strictly limited season in summer 2024.

Performance dates:
14 Jun 2024 - 24 Aug 2024
Running time:
3 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 7+
Audience Notes:
Please note that dates are to be confirmed for this production and therefore indicative.

Spirited Away is performed in Japanese with surtitles.

Spirited Away Reviews

109 Reviews
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User Reviews


The show was incredible! I've never seen something so polished and so high quality from the costumes and acting to the staging and instrumentals. It took everything from the movie and embellished it further with beautiful songs that fit perfectly.

Performance date: 13 June 2024

This show is beautiful, and so well translated to stage. They managed to create every magical effect from the animation in a fun, excited, and sometime funny way. Everything from Yubabas giant head breathing fire, Chihiro riding a dragon, Chihiro rac Read more

Performance date: 29 May 2024

Great show. However it’s in Japanese with subtitles. It’s a little distracting to be honest. Not sure to look at stage or to the right for the English subtitles.

Performance date: 19 June 2024
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