My Neighbour Totoro

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Don't miss the theatrical event of 2025 as the record-breaking, award winning My Neighbour Totoro transfers to London's West End.

Find your spirit with the return of the "awe-inspiring" (Time Out) production of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro, in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV. Following two rapturously received, sell-out runs at the Barbican, discover this five-star, ground-breaking "triumph" (Telegraph) at the Gillian Lynne Theatre from 8 March 2025.

Winner of six Olivier Awards and five WhatsOnStage Awards, this “utterly beguiling” (The Stage) and “jaw-dropping” (Metro) staging of the celebrated 1988 animated feature film is brought to you by The Royal Shakespeare Company and Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi, in collaboration with Improbable and Nippon TV, and adapted by Tom Morton-Smith (Oppenheimer).

Hailed as “a tender and remarkably beautiful show” (Financial Times), My Neighbour Totoro is an enchanting coming-of-age story exploring the magical fantasy world of childhood and the transformative power of imagination, as it follows one extraordinary summer in the lives of sisters Satsuki and Mei.


Recommended for ages 6+

 Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)

Younger guests are welcome although the production is not suitable for under 4 years old (including babes in arms). 

Younger children and babes in arms are welcome at our relaxed performances.

Children need to occupy their own seat at all times through the performance. All persons aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket.

CONTENT WARNINGS: The show features puppets, some large scale that will interact in audience space.

The show contains themes of an ill parent in hospital.

It also features live music and sound effects that will be loud at times and possibly scary for some younger children at moments.


Audio Described: Sunday 18 May 2025 at 2pm
Saturday 19 July 2025 at 2pm
Sunday 17 August 2025 at 2pm
Saturday 11 October 2025 at 2pm

Captioned: Saturday 17 May 2025 at 2pm
Sunday 20 July 2025 at 2pm
Saturday 16 August 2025 at 2pm
Sunday 12 October 2025 at 2pm

Relaxed with Integrated BSL Interpreter: Saturday 27 September 2025 at 2pm

Chilled Performance: Thursday 3 July 2025 at 2pm

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