The Retreat by Thanapol Virulhakul at TPAM2019. Photo by Hideto Maezawa.

TPAM 2020

8 - 16 FEBRUARY 2020

TPAM – Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama is a space where people from various places in the world who are professionally involved in performing arts get together to exchange through diverse performance and meeting programs and gain information, inspiration and network for the creation, dissemination and vitalization of performing arts. Having celebrated the 20th anniversary, it is internationally recognized as one of the most influential performing arts platforms in Asia.


TPAM started as Tokyo Performing Arts Market in 1995. In 2011, we moved to Yokohama, renamed ourselves as “Meeting” instead of “Market,” and renewed the programs as a platform for a wide range of performing arts activities not limited to “buying and selling” of productions. We have also reinforced our Asian focus since 2015; we are involving ourselves in Asian co-productions and putting even more importance than before on networking in Asia.

Throughout the 9-day period, more than 50 artists / companies present more than 200 performances. More than 300 meetings, discussions and seminars are held. More than 700 people from around 40 countries who professionally engage in performing arts as artists, festival directors, venue producers, facilitators, company managers, presenters and in other forms of work participate. Including non-professional audience, more than 15,000 people visit the “Creative City” Yokohama looking for encounters with performing arts.