An entertainment hall, which holds popular entertainment such as rakugo (traditional Japanese comic storytelling), manzai (comic dialog), rokyoku (traditional reciting) and kodan (vaudeville sotrytelling). One of its appeals is that the audience is up close to the performers.
National Engei Hall, which opened in 1979 as a part of National Theatre in Chiyoda, Tokyo, mainly plays rakugo. In addition to regularly held performances at the storytellers' theatre, various performances are planned, allowing the audience to enjoy not only rakugo, but also rokyoku, magic shows, and manzai at reasonable prices. National Engei Hall is a small hall with 300 seats in total, so that the audience is close to the performers and can enjoy the true pleasure of being in this type of entertainment hall. On the first floor, there is an Engei Museum where you can see exhibits of literature and materials related to taishu geino. The hall is located about a 5-minute walk away from the no. 4 exit of Nagatacho Station on the Yurakucho, Hanzomon and Nanboku lines. Translation services, such as audio guides, are not available.