Republic of the bees
La République des Abeilles

Welcome to the world of honeybees!

You can hear the trees rustling in the wind and the birds whistling. Inside the hives placed there, tens of thousands of honeybees live as if they are all part of a single life. Nature undergoes the seasonal changes from spring to summer, autumn, and winter, seemingly repeating forever…
This play, which vividly depicts a year in the life of honeybee by featuring a queen bee and worker bees, has been performed repeatedly since 2020, as a fun and informative play for both adults and children. “Look very carefully.” The voices of nature will invite you to the adventure inside the beehive.


▼Stage photos(2020,2021)/Performance in 2020Perfoemance in 2021


Based on The Life of the Bee Maurice Maeterlinck
Written and directed by Céline SCHAEFFER
Performed by SPAC / TAKII Miki, NAGAI Kenji, NAKAMURA Yuki, KIUCHI Kotoko
Japanese Script by NOUSO Masao




23_たきいみき s
27_永井健二 s
29_仲村悠希 s
13_木内琴子 s




17 September,Saturday at 10:30am
18 September,Sunday at 10:30am
19 September,Monday at 1:30pm

Venue: Ellipse Theatre “DAENDO”, Shizuoka Performing Arts Park [Non-reserved seating]

23 September, Friday at 4:30pm
Venue: U-Hall(Workers’Hall)
Common for both Shizuoka and Hamamatsu performances 
In Japanese
Duration: 60 minutes
Recommended for ages 7 and up


《COVID-19 Prevention Measures》
Requests to All Visitors

In addition to the following, please be sure to read [Important] Measures for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 and Requests to All Visitors as well.

●Please check your physical condition before coming to the theater.
(If you have a fever or other symptoms, please refrain from visiting the theater.)
●Please be sure to wear a mask when you visit the theater.
●Your body temperature will be taken at the theater entrance using thermography or a non-contact thermometer. If your temperature exceeds 37.5 degrees Celsius, you will be asked to refrain from entering the theater.



Ellipse Theatre “DAENDO”, Shizuoka Performing Arts Park 
Hirasawa 100-1, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-city, Shizuoka 

For more information, please click here:
Johoku1-8-1,Naka-ku,Hamamatsu-city, Shizuoka
●Approx 25minutes walk from JR Hamamatsu Station.

Ticket Price

4,200 yen (One viewing for regular adult)

SPAC Membership Discount
3,500 yen (One viewing for regular adult)

Pair Discount
3,700 yen per person

Group Discount
3,300 yen per person for group of 3 or more

Senior Discount
3,500 yen for seniors over 60
*Please present ID at door

Student Discount
2,000 yen (University)
1,000 yen (High School and under)
*Please present school ID at door

Handicap Discount
2,900 yen (for those who possess handicap passbook)

Family Discount
3,300 yen per person with one child under high school

*Cannot use more than one discount per purchase.
*Please inform use of discount when making reservation.

How to Purchase

Prior Reservation for Membership begins: 23 July at 10:00
Advance Tickets Sale begins: 30 July at 10:00
●Online reservations
bnr_getti_e– Please enter from the language button “English”.
– Payment is possible with the following credit cards: DC, UFJ, NICOS, VISA, and Master. Tickets purchased through this website can be received at the venue from one hour prior to each performance.

●Phone reservations
from 10:00-18:00 at SPAC ticket center
TEL. +81-(0)54-202-3399

●Purchase at BOX Office
SPAC ticket center (10:00-18:00)
Day Ticket
Available at the entrance counter for leftover seats, from one hour prior to each performance.
*Please confirm ticket availability on the day by phone or by visiting Twitter (@_SPAC_)

*Ticket reservations will finish at 18:00 on the day before the performance.



Japanese Script translation:INOUE Yuriko
Stage manager:YAMAZAKI Kaoru
Stage:MORIBE Rio, YEH Chiahsing
Lighting:HIGUCHI Masayuki
Sound:SAWADA Yukino, OTSUKI Minori(for the performances in Shizuoka)

Wardrobe:MAKINO Saho

Assistant director:NAKANO Masaki

Flyer design:ABE Taichi (TAICHI ABE DESIGN INC.)
Flyer illustration:OCHIAI Megumi

Original Staff
Scenography:Élie Barthès, Céline Schaeffer, Lola Sergent
Video:Élie Barthès
Dramaturgy and artistic collaboration:Julien Avril
Music:Peter Chase
Organized by SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center
Produced by SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center
Approved by Shizuoka Prefectural Board of Education

Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

Organized by The Association of Public Theaters and Halls in Japan
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan


Céline Schaeffer

Céline Schaeffer is a director and visual artist born in France. After studying formative arts, she started activities as an assistant director in 1995, and work as a collaborator for Valère Novarina, a representative playwriter in modern France, in 1999. In 2019, she founded her company “Le mélodrOme,” and created the “Republic of the Bees,” first performed in Festival d’Avignon, which became a sensation. With her creative style of crossing the boundaries between theatrical plays, languages, and the arts, she is emerging under the spotlight.

SPAC 2020–2021 programs
Promotional videos


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We also go to Numazu!

4 September, Sunday at 14:00pm
Venue:Numazu Civic Culture Center
15-1 Miyukicho,Numazu-shi, Shizuoka

Ticket Price
1,800 yen (One viewing for regular adult)
Student Discount
900 yen (High School and under)
Recommended for ages 7 and up.
※No one under 3 years old admitted.

How to Purchase
Phone reservations
at Numazu Civic Culture Center
Lawson Ticket
(L code:42459)
Ticket PIA
(P code:212-794)

Numazu Civic Culture Center
More information

Produced by:SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center
Orgnized by:Numazu City promotion public corporation
Co-orgnized by:Numazu City Board of Education