Established in 1889, Tokyo's designated kabuki theater reopened in 2013 after a lengthy reconstruction. the new building, designed by architect Kuma Kengo, had a traditional facade but its scarlet and gold interior is thoroughly modern. A full kabuki performance comprises several acts (usually from different plays) and lasts several hours. Tickets can be purchased on the website, in English. Be sure to rent a headset for blow-by-blow explanations in English, and pick up bento for the long intermission.
It may be possible to buy same-day, single act makumi tickets, though only for seats in the upper tiers.