Noh Training Project

Summer Intensive

Noh Training Project UK (NTP UK) is a unique summer workshop held on the Handa Noh Stage at Royal Holloway, University of London, which offers intensive performance-based training in the dance, chant, music and performance history of classical Japanese Noh drama.

2016 Course Details

We are particularly delighted to announce that Noh Training Project UK Masterclass teacher Akira Matsui, designated Intangible Cultural Asset by the Japanese government in 1998, will return to teach at NTPUK for the third year running in 2016. This year, he will also receive an Honorary Doctorate from Royal Holloway in recognition of his five decades of contribution to Noh, both domestically in Japan, and internationally.


Monday 27th June to Saturday 9th July 2016
Classes will run every day except Sun 3rd July (day off). The first three days – Monday 27-Wed 29th June – will be a Foundation Course for complete Beginners.


Prof. Richard Emmert, a certified Kita School Noh instructor and founder of Noh Training Projects in Japan and the USA. He will lead daily group classes in movement, music and Noh chant, alongside individual/small group tuition in Noh instruments.


Handa Noh Theater at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Other rehearsal spaces with the Department of Drama & Theatre will also be available for classes and practice.


Noh master Akira Matsui will lead special workshops during the Project’s final week (5th – 9th July).


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