My Neighbour Totoro

Gillian Lynne Theatre

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Mon-Sat 7pm; Thu, Sat and Sun at 2pm


2h40 including one interval




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Gillian Lynne Theatre

166 Drury Lane
Covent Garden
+44 (0)20 7087 7750


After wowing London audiences at the Barbican for the past two years, the team behind My Neighbour Totoro makes its West End debut at the Gillian Lynne Theatre after winning a record six Olivier AwardsStep into the whimsical universe crafted by Ghibli's visionary creator, where the lovable world of Totoro springs to life on stage, enchanting adults and children alike with its timeless storytelling.

Join sisters Satsuki and Mei on a captivating journey, where they encounter magical creatures and natural wonders, unfolding an extraordinary adventure where everything is possible. 

What is My Neighbour Totoro about?

The cast of my neighbour totoro, dressed in bright clothes, sit in an old truck piled with belongings.

The Royal Shakespeare Company's My Neighbor Totoro, a grand stage adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki's beloved 1988 anime film, has become a cherished favorite for many, delighting Studio Ghibli fans in London for the past two years.

Embark on a heartwarming journey alongside Mei and Satsuki as they venture into the Japanese countryside, having moved away from the bustling city to an idyllic rural retreat with their father. In the peaceful countryside, Mei and Satsuki find a magical world full of wonder. They befriend mystical spirits, playful creatures, and the wise Totoro, whose presence brings joy and adventure to their days amidst the serene landscapes.

Discover the fantastical Cat Bus, whisking Mei and Satsuki away on nighttime adventures through the skies. Meanwhile, playful creatures called ‘soot sprites’ animate the old house, turning every corner from the attic to the bathroom into a playground.

The two actresses playing the roles of Mei and Satsuki are in their bedroom at night, pointing to the window where a strange creature is standing.

With stunning visuals, enchanting music, and delightful storytelling, Totoro is a theatrical experience that will leave you spellbound. Join Satsuki, Mei, and Totoro on their whimsical adventure and discover the true meaning of friendship, love, and family.

Be charmed by this heart-warming, coming-of-age story, based on the celebrated animated feature film by Hayao Miyazaki. Marvel at this enchanting fantasy adventure as it’s brought to life on stage with an iconic music and spectacular puppetry.

How can I get tickets?

A man and two young girls wearing yellow and pink dresses ride a bicycle together on stage during one of the scenes of My Neighbour Totoro.

Book tickets for My Neighbour Totoro online with Visit London. View a seating plan to pick where to sit and watch the award-winning show. Ticket prices can be seen when viewing the seating map.

This ground-breaking collaboration between Studio Ghibli and the Royal Shakespeare Company, has previously had limited availability due to popular demand. Make sure you secure your tickets for this spectacular performance in advance to avoid missing out on the experience.

How long is the show?

Satsuki, wearing a blue dress, carries her sister Mei, wearing a pink dress, on her back while holding an umbrella and waiting for the bus.

My Neighbour Totoro is 2 hours 40 minutes long, including an interval. 

It is recommended to arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes in advance of the show starting.

The show is booking up from March to November 2025. 

At what time is the evening show?

Evening performances for My Neighbour Totoro take place Mondays to Saturdays at 7pm.

On which days are there matinee performances?

My Neighbour Totoro matinees are on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm – although times may vary. Make sure to check your ticket in advance.

Where is the play performing?

My Neighbour Totoro is playing at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, on Drury Lane close to Covent Garden. 

How to get there:

  • Underground - Covent Garden (on the Piccadilly Line) is the closest tube station.
  • Bus - You can catch the following buses which stop nearby on Drury Lane: 8, 188, N1, N171, N242 and N68.
  • Cycling - Hire a Santander Cycles bike and head to Drury Lane, on Covent Garden, where you will find the nearest Santander docking station.  

Is there any age restriction?

My Neighbour Totoro is recommended for anyone aged six and over. This production is not suitable for children under four years of age, including babes in arms.

What other shows can I see in London?

Take a trip to the African savannah and follow the adventure of Simba at The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. Or see the thrilling Wicked The Musical at the Apollo Victoria and discover the unlikely friendship of Glinda the Good and Alphaba the Wicked.


Adult Ticket From £30.75 per ticket