About Yamato - The Drummers of Japan

Peacock Theatre, London
Booking to 22 June 2024
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Featuring explosive energy, remarkable athleticism and thunderous beats, the Yamato drummers of Japan are back in London.

The unmistakable sound of the centuries-old traditional Taiko Japanese drum, used in Shinto rituals, is challenged by the Yamato drummers of Japan.

Drums weighing up to half a tonne are hit with ferocious skill, as each beat sends out a heart-thumping torrent of vibrations.

Passion meets tradition in this high-energy, exhilarating spectacle which drums up the spirit of Japan. The drummers push their own limits in a staggering display of physical strength as they use their entire bodies to produce their thunderous music.

After a successful run at the Peacock in 2019, Yamato return to London in 2024 with their latest show. This new work marks the 30th anniversary of the company and celebrates the group’s tours and performances in around 54 different countries and regions, with over 4,500 performances that reached almost 8 million people.

Yamato – The Drummers of Japan is playing from 4 to 22 June 2024 at the Peacock Theatre in London.

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Performance dates
Booking to 22 June 2024
Age restrictions
5+. Under 5s will not be admitted
Running time
2 hours (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Saturday, Sunday

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★★★★★ "Pure energy meets spiritual high" - The Scotsman
★★★★ "Exhilarating, feel­-good… you’ll want to join in" - The Times

Important Notes

Content warning:

This performance features loud drumming and haze effects.

Age Restrictions: 

Under 5s will not be admitted

Venue Information

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT
Nearest Tube or Train: Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Temple (District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 501, 505, 521, X68

Frequently Asked Questions

Yamato - The Drummers of Japan is playing at the Peacock Theatre in London
The running time of Yamato - The Drummers of Japan is 2 hours (including interval)
The age recommendations for Yamato - The Drummers of Japan are: 5+. Under 5s will not be admitted
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Yes, Yamato - The Drummers of Japan has matinee performances on the following days: Saturday, Sunday
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