It is an international performing arts festival for families which takes place in Okinawa, Japan every year. The festival aims to be accessible to anyone, from 0 year old to adults, regardless of languages and nationalities
In 2018, ricca ricca*festa takes place from Sunday 22nd to Sunday 29th July in Naha City in Okinawa. A part of programmes will be presented in Ginoza Village too. During the period, there will be performances everyday at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 and 19:00. Please see the Programme page for more details.
ricca ricca*festa is a festival for all ages and each programme has a recommended age group. Even though the recommendation is for small children, we make sure all performances can be enjoyed by adults as well. Please do not hesitate to come to see the performances with only adults!
In 2019, ricca ricca*festa takes place from Sunday 21st to Sunday 28th July in Naha City in Okinawa. Programmes will also be partly presented in Ginoza Village too. During the period, there will be performances everyday at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 and 19:00.
Please see the Programme page for more details.
Please check the Tickets page for 2019 ticket information.
In principle the festival performance seats are non-reserved. You will be asked to queue before the door opens to enter the auditorium. The door open time depends on the performance, but normally it is 15 minutes before the performance starts.
All children, even a 0 year old to sit on the lap, are required to hold a ticket for the performance (except free performances and programmes with different conditions, which should be specified). Please make use of the set tickets (FRIEND 3 and FRIEND 5) to enjoy the performance with families and friends.
Once booked and purchased, no cancellation or change can be made.
Tickets cannot be reissued. Please keep the tickets carefully until the day of the performance once purchased.
If the performance is not sold out, tickets at the door will be sold at the venue of the performance (NOT at the tickets center) from 20 minutes before the performance starts. If the performance is sold out, there will be not tickets at the door. We recommend to book your tickets in advance.
Any sorts of recording including photography, video and sound during the performance without permission is strictly prohibited. Some performances may allow photos after the performance. Please check with the staff at the venue. Most of the festival venues are attended by many children. We would appreciate your careful usages of the photos taken (for example sharing on social media) when there are children who are not your family members in the photo, whether it is inside or outside the venue.
Please refrain from eating and drinking inside the venue. If you need to take a drink inside (for your children, etc.) please bring in a container which can be sealed such as a plastic bottle. Plastic cups with a straw may not be allowed. Please be considerate of other audiences and refrain from bringing fizzy drinks or drinks with strong smell such as coffee.
Most festival venues are temporary theatres and there are limited spaces for wheelchairs. We kindly ask to contact us in advance to check about the access and availability.
As most festival venues are temporary theatres, some venues are not barrier free. If you need special assistance, please kindly contact the festival in advance.
There is no parking for the festival. Please use public parking, or use public transportation.
The duration of the performance is mentioned in the description page for each performance. We would appreciate your understanding that sometimes the performance may start late.
Depending on the performance, there are different timings for latecomers to go in. Please follow instructions of the front of house staff. Some performances may restrict latecomers. We recommend to arrive at the venue with time to spare.
In principle it is possible (for example a child need to go to lavatory) but some performances may have restriction. Depending on the venue, we cannot guarantee to return to the same seat.
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ricca ricca*festa is supported by many volunteers every year. Please check the Volunteers page for details.
ricca ricca*festa seeks for support from corporate, organisations and individuals who understand and agree with the activities of the festival. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please refer to the How to apply page about the application for the festival.
We have professional packages which include tickets for performances and invitations to programmes for delegates. Please visit the Delegates page for more details.