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The Garden of Words
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10 Aug 2023 - 09 Sep 2023
1 hr 45 min with interval
Suitable for 12+

Why Watch The Garden of Words?

  • Don't miss the UK stage return of legendary filmmaker, Makoto Shinkai's The Garden of Words, a groundbreaking adaptation inspired by his anime and novel.
  • Experience the best of Japanese animation in The Garden of Words, breaking stereotypes and pushing the boundaries of this genre. A must-watch for anime enthusiasts!
  • This collaboration between Whole Hog Theatre and Nelke Planning, experts in Anime stage productions such as Attack on Titan, Naruto, and Sailor Moon, promises an extraordinary experience.
  • Be part of a unique Anglo-Japanese production originally by Makoto Shinkai, directed by Alexandra Rutter, and produced by Shuang Teng. Get your The Garden of Words tickets today!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


The Garden of Words is an enchanting production that brings the best of this beloved genre to life, challenging stereotypes along the way. From the visionary mind of a celebrated filmmaker, Makoto Shinkai, come to witness this cinematic masterpiece unfold on the stage of Park Theatre.

This extraordinary collaboration between Whole Hog Theatre and Nelke Planning, masters of Anime stage productions, brings a new life to Japanese animation. They've captivated audiences with shows like Attack on Titan, Naruto, and Sailor Moon. Now, they join forces to create an Anglo-Japanese production that will leave you breathless. Under the brilliant direction of Alexandra Rutter and the expert production of Shuang Teng, The Garden of Words blooms into a truly unique masterpiece. Book your The Garden of Words tickets today!

The Story

Step into the ethereal world of Takao and Yukari, where a chance encounter under the raindrops blooms into an extraordinary connection. In this enchanting Japanese garden, they find solace in their shared isolation, weaving together a tale of love, longing, and the complexities of human connection.

Shinkai's masterful storytelling transports you to the heart of Tokyo, a city teeming with life yet fraught with disconnection. Through the lens of Takao and Yukari, their mutual passions for classical poetry, shoemaking, and cooking become a bridge that transcends the barriers of their lives. Prepare to be immersed in a poignant journey that explores the delicate boundaries between friendship and romance. As their bond deepens, the complexities of their newfound companionship come to light, testing the very fabric of their connection.

Within this tender narrative, Shinkai paints a captivating portrait of a modern world consumed by technology, where a true connection is often elusive. Through the intertwined lives of seven lost souls, the play unravels the struggle of forging genuine relationships in a society defined by isolation. Get your hands on The Garden of Words tickets today!

Show Timings

  • Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 7:30 PM
  • Thu & Sat: 3 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Show timings for The Garden of Words may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.
  • Parents & Babies: Thursday, 24 Aug at 1pm babes in arms under one year go free.
  • Captioned Performance: Monday, 28 Aug at 7.30 PM.

Cast & Crew

  • Anime: Makoto Shinkai
  • Adaptation: Whole Hog Theatre
  • Direction: Alexandra Rutter
  • Production: Shuang Teng

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is recommended for ages 12+.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

The Garden of Words Tickets

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Booking Period: From 10 Aug to 9 Sep 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your The Garden of Words voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Park Theatre

Park Theatre is the vision of Artistic Director Jez Bond and Creative Director Melli Marie who managed to raise sufficient funding to transform the concrete building into a thriving new theatre venue, gathering support from the theatre community including stalwarts like Ian McKellen and Alan Rickman, the media, and, most importantly, residents in the area. The structure, constructed by David Hughes Architects for £2.6 million, opened in May 2013 to excellent acclaim from reviewers. It is located near Finsbury Park station, not far from the West End.

Seating Capacity: 200

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Park Theatre, 13 Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP, UK

Tube: The nearest tube station is Finsbury Park.

Bus: 4, 19, 29, 106,153, 210, 236, 253, 254, 259, N19, N29, N253, N279, W3 & W7 (Finsbury Park)

Available Facilities: Cafe, Bar, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs Allowed, Wheelchair Spaces Available, Accessible Performances

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security, all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Park Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Garden of Words Tickets

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What is the opening date for The Garden of Words?

The Garden of Words opens on 10 August 2023 at Park Theatre.

What age is The Garden of Words appropriate for?

The Garden of Words is suitable for ages 12 and above.

Where is The Garden of Words playing in London?

The Garden of Words is playing at Park Theatre in London and opens on 10 August 2023.

How long does The Garden of Words run for?

The running time of The Garden of Words is 1 hour 45 mins including an interval.

What is The Garden of Words about?

The Garden of Words is an emotionally captivating tale of love, loneliness, and human connection.

What is the dress code while attending The Garden of Words?

There is no specific dress code at London theatres. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending The Garden of Words?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending The Garden of Words. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Park Theatre?

Park Theatre has multiple facilities including bar, cafe, and toilets available for the audiences during The Garden of Words.

Can I take pictures or videos of The Garden of Words inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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