Spirited Away

The European premiere of Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning film, re-imagined for the stage. Performed in Japanese with English translation visible from all seats.

30 Apr–24 Aug 2024

Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning Spirited Away, created by legendary animator and director Hayao Miyazaki is re-imagined for the stage by Olivier and Tony award-winning director of Les Misérables, John Caird.

The original Japanese cast perform this extraordinary production with wildly imaginative puppets, dazzling set and costume designs and a live orchestra playing the magnificent original film score by Joe Hisaishi.

A masterpiece of storytelling and stunning visuals Spirited Away tells the enchanting tale of Chihiro who while traveling to a new home with her family, stumbles into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba.

When her parents are turned into pigs and she is put to work in a magical bathhouse, Chihiro must use her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents, and return to the normal world.

Audiences in the UK now have the chance to be spirited away and delight in the mystery of this genre-defining animation classic at the West End’s iconic London Coliseum from April 2024 for a strictly limited season.

Tickets available from £28 including booking fee*


Accessible Performances

Audio described
Thursday 23 May 2024 evening

Relaxed Environment
Wednesday 12 June matinee

In Japanese with English translation visible from all seats.

Age guidance: 7+

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For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or [email protected]

*booking fee is £3.25

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Creative Team

Hayao Miyazaki

Spirited Away film director

John Caird


Maoko Imai


Joe Hisaishi

Original Score

Brad Haak

Musical Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements

Conor Keelan

Associate Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Ableton Programming

Jon Bausor

Set Designer

Toby Olié

Puppetry Design and Direction

Shigehiro Ide


Jiro Katsushiba

Lighting Designer

Koichi Yamamoto

Sound Designer

Sachiko Nakahara

Costume Designer

Hiroaki Miyauchi

Hair and Make Up Designer

Satoshi Kuriyama

Projection Designer

Takashi Hojo

Stage Manager

Maoko Imai

Assistant to the Director

Makoto Nagai

Associate Director

Iain Gillie


Haruka Ogi


John Caird