Beijing Theatres

Beijing theatres like National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall and China Folk Culture Palace offer the very best of entertainment adding greatly to the wide choice of pastimes in the city.

There are two main types of Beijing theatres: one is used for concert and the other for Chinese Folk Show. In the first type of theatres like National Centre, Zhongshan Music Hall and National Gym, visitors can enjoy the ballet, drama, and concert. In the others like Red Theatre and Puppet Art Theatre, the Chinese Kung Fu and puppet shows can’t be missed.

Vocal Concert & Musicale

Performance schedule, 2019

Acrobatic Show in Beijing
Acrobatic Show
Lying near Tiananmen Square and Great Hall of the People, the National Centre for the Performing Arts covers an area over 118,900 square meters (2.9 acres). The gallant showplace was designed by Aeroports De Paris and under the assistance of Tsinghua University. After 10 years' construction, the showplace was finished in September, 2007 and opened to public.

The north entrance of the National Centre for the Performing Arts is just beside the subway entrance of Tiananmen West Stop by Subway Line 1. A ticket selling hall is set there. On passing the dreamlike corridor under water, visitors can get to the public hall and see the three professional performing halls in front: drama hall (957 seats) in the west, odeum (1859 seats) in the east and opera hall (2079 seats) in the middle. They are separate halls which are connected with air corridors. Everyday, there are top leveled Beijing performances put on there. If you are an art fan, National Centre for the Performing Arts couldn't be missed in your journey.
Customers Capacity: 5,452 persons
Address: west of Tian’anmen Square

Workers' Stadium

Built in 1959, this is one of the largest stadiums in China, which has high-level supporting facilities, including reporters' special seats and stands for the handicapped. Here you can enjoy many shows in Beijing.
Customers Capacity: 65,000 persons
Address: Sanlitun, North Tiyuchang Rd, Chaoyang District

National Gym

Customers Capacity: 18,000 persons
Address: No.5, Baishi Qiao, Xizhimen Wai, Haidian District

Concert Hall of National Library

Customers Capacity: 1,120 persons
Address: No.33, South Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District

Zhongshan Music Hall

Among the Beijing theatres, this one is located in the Zhongshan Park, providing a comfortable environment.
Customers Capacity: 1,400 persons
Address: inside Zhongshan Park, west of Tiananmen Square, Dongcheng District

Beijing Odeum

Customers Capacity: 1,182 persons
Address: No.1, North Xinhua Street, Xicheng District

Exhibition Hall Theater

Customers Capacity: 2,700 persons
Address: No.135, Xizhimen Outer Street, Xicheng District

Tianqiao Theater

As one of the popular Beijing theatres, Tianqiao Theater is located in the city center with Tiantan Park in the west and Liulichang Culture Street in the south. It is the only professional theatre with perfect facilities, for performing opera and ballet.
Customers Capacity: 1,200 persons
Address: No.30, Beiwei Rd, Xicheng District

Eastern Pioneers' Theater

Customers Capacity: 320 persons
Address: east of Eastern Plaza, No.8-2, Dongdan Santiao, Dongcheng District

Nine Theater

Among Beijing theatres, this one is named after nine separate theaters which offer performances in one building. The largest theater is 1,500 square meters (1,794 square yards) and the smallest one is only 50 square meters (60 square yards). Xiao Liyuan Theater is specially for Chinese Opera. There are motor-bars, art gallery and bookstores nearby. 
Address: Culture Center of Chaoyang District, Xiaozhuang, Chaoyangmen Wai, Chaoyang District


Folk Show

Red Theater, Beijing
Exterior of Red Theater

Red Theater Beijing

This is the most famous one among Beijing theatres, and you can enjoy the most famous Chinese Martial Art show (Kung Fu Legend) here. The show tells the growth of a little monk, and is rather entertaining.
Address: No.44, Xingfu Street, Workers' Art Palace, Dongcheng District
 Red Theater Shaolin Kung Fu Show Tickets Booking

Chaoyang Theater

Customers Capacity: 1,300 persons
Address: No.36, North 3rd East Ring Road, Chaoyang District
 Chaoyang Theater Acrobatics Show Tickets Booking

Chinese Puppet Art Theater

Customers Capacity: 700 persons
Address: A1, Section 1, Anhua Xili, Chaoyang District
- Last modified on Sep. 26, 2019 -
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