Shaanxi Grand Opera House

Established in 1998, the Shaanxi Grand Opera House is a comprehensive theater restaurant, providing a permanent stage for the Shaanxi Provincial Song & Dance Troupe and offering traditional Chinese food. Every day the artists perform the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show on the spectacular stage. Having accommodation for 700 customers, the Shaanxi Grand Opera House provides you excellent services and enjoyment. Nowadays, the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is treasured as a national art. Attending such an exciting recreation of the cultural beauty of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) will introduce you to an amazing world, and you are sure to marvel at the feeling of being taken back to the days of the Tang.

With the Northwest Art Performance Group established in 1940 as its predecessor, Shaanxi Grand Opera House officially became a theater in 1963, got its present name in 1998, and was included in the Shaanxi Performing Arts Group Co. Ltd. in 2009. During its long history and development, the theater has reserved a professional performing team and a large number of excellent programs, including operas, dance dramas, vocal and instrumental music works.
Tang-dynasty opera
Xi''an Shining dance costume

Among all the programs in Shaanxi Grand Opera House, the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is the most attractive and popular since its debut in 1983. The show reproduces the magnificent scenes of the prosperous Tang Dynasty, delighting the audience with fascinating ancient imperial court music and dance. The programs have been delicately designed by many Tang history experts, scholars and artists. The whole performance inherits the original song and dance of the Tang Dynasty, and fully shows the charm of traditional Chinese culture.

The major programs in Shaanxi Grand Opera House include the Huaqing Palace, White Ramie Cloth Costume Dance, Zither Solo 'Pilgrim Feas', Rainbow Skirt and the Feathered Coat Dance, Battling Dance of the King of Qin, Oriole Singing in Spring, Ta Ge Dance, Mask Dance, Qiuci Dance, Suona Solo 'Jujube Harvest', Maoyuan Drum Dance, Drum Music 'Quarreling Ducks' and 'Tiger Grinding Teeth', and Great Tang Ritual Dance.
 See More about the Classical Programs.

While enjoying the wonderful performance, you can have the delicious food including the famous local snacks, the dumpling banquet and the Tang style banquet.

How to get to Shaanxi Grand Opera House

By bus:
Take Bus 14, 23, 40, 208, 216, 221, 222, 258, 309, 402, 512, 619, 710, 800, or 910, and get off at Wenchangmen (Wenchang Gate) Stop.

By metro:
Take metro line 2 to Yongningmen, and leave from the station from Exit D2. Walk east along Renyi Rd for 5 minutes, and then turn north to walk along North Wenyi Rd for 50 meters (55 yards).
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Address: No. 161, North Wenyi Road, Xi'an
Time: Dinner Time: 18:30 - 19:50; Show Time: 20:00 - 21:10
Price: CNY 238: Tang Music and Dance Show
CNY 150: Dumpling Dinner
CNY 150: Local Specialty Banquet
CNY 438: Luxurious Tang Palace Dinner
CNY 418: Standard Tang Palace Dinner
CNY 388: Tang Music and Dance Show + Dumpling Dinner
CNY 338: Tang Music and Dance Show + Local Specialty
* The Show is free for children under 1 meters ( 3.3 feet), and half the price for chindren from 1 to 1.2 meters (3.9 feet).

 There are several other places that present similar shows, such as The Tang Dynasty Palace, Sunshine Lido Theater, Tang Paradise located in the southeast Qujiang Resort, and the Huaqing Pool in northeast suburb of Xi'an.
- Last updated on Apr. 18, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Shaanxi Grand Opera House
Asked by Beatriz from URUGUAY | Apr. 21, 2019 14:13Reply
We will go to Xi'an on May 1st. Is there a Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show that day?
Answers (1)
Answered by Leah from FINLAND | Apr. 24, 2019 19:55

Yes, as I know, there will be the show on that day.
Asked by Haung Ping Wong from CANADA | Mar. 26, 2017 23:51Reply
Ticket reservation for Shaanxi Grand Opera House evening show
Our family will come to Xi'an between April 7, stay until to April12. Where we can have the ticket reservation for the evening show at the opera house?

Thank you.
Huang Ping Wong
Answers (1)
Answered by Billy from UK | Mar. 29, 2017 02:20

The official website only has Chinese version booking pages. If you have Chinese friends, you can ask help for them and book the tickets online in advance. If not, you are advised to dial 029-87853295/87853296 and see whether the theatre staff can book it or not. Good luck!
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