Red Theater Beijing

Located in Dongcheng District in Beijing, Red Theatre is featured with notable red color and is a must-go theater for visitors. Here, audiences can enjoy traditional Chinese operas such as Beijing Opera, Kunqu Opera, Pingju Opera and Cantonese Opera, as well as modern stage plays and concerts. Famous domestic and foreign artistic groups come to perform here every year. Among all kinds of performances, the acrobatic show is the most popular and breathtaking. 

The Acrobatic Performance 'Heroes of Shu'

The excellent  'Heroes of Shu' is performed by Sichuan Acrobatic Troupe, an excellent troupe that has visited France, Germany, Japan, Norway and other countries many times and won many awards at home and abroad.

The performance gives acrobatic tricks like face-changing of Sichuan Opera, Giant Wheel of Death, Jiu-Jitsu, Top Bowl, Motorbike Globe, tightrope walking, juggling, Diabolo Play, Drum Play, High Chairs, trick-cycling by girls, hoops jumping and skipping, plate spinning and so on. Among them, the performance “Top Bowl” won the silver medal in the French stage fire international acrobatic festival competition and the Paris mayor's award, and the program “Jiu-Jitsu Modeling” won the “Excellent Acrobatic Culture Award” at the 6th National Acrobatic Competition of the Ministry of Culture. Different from the single showy performance in the past, Heroes of Shu blends drama, music and dance, bringing the audience the perfect and immersive audio-visual experience.

Performed by a large cast of talented men and women who start to learn acrobatics when they were very young, the shows reflect the combination of strength and beauty and require the tacit cooperation of actors and actresses. One amazing act after another of acrobatic feats, the amazing and enjoyable show will definitely bring out the 'oohs and ahhs' from the audience. After the show, audiences can take photos with the main performers.
Red Theater, Beijing
Exterior of Red Theater Beijing

 Location of Red Theater in Beijing: Xingfu Ave., Dongcheng District, Beijing
 Show Time: 16:20 every day (There may be 2 more shows during the peak season.)
 Ticket Price: CNY180; CNY200; CNY 280; CNY380; CNY 480; CNY680; CNY 880
 Map of Seats in Red Theater

How to get to Red Theater Beijing

1. Take Subway Line 5 to Temple of Heaven East Gate, take Exit B and walk eastward  and turn left at the second crossroad, then walk for about 200 meters (219 yards), the theater is on your right.
2. Take Bus Line 6, 34, 35, 36, 41, 54, 60, 72, 116, 957 or 958 to Beijing Stadium. Walk eastwards for about 100 meters (109 yards) and turn left, then walk for about 100 meters, the theater is on your right.
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- Last updated on Mar. 06, 2024 by Kate Liu -
Questions & Answers on Red Theater Beijing
Asked by Marcel from NETHERLANDS | Mar. 06, 2024 12:20Reply
How long does the show take ?
What time will we leave the theater after the show ?
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Answered by Linda | Mar. 06, 2024 23:02

Generally, a show lasts about 45-50 minutes.
Asked by sherry from INDONESIA | Oct. 23, 2023 07:28Reply
Where to book
Which website should I visit to book for this show? How crowded is it, do I have to book a week ahead?
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Answered by Nelly | Oct. 24, 2023 01:43

It only has a Chinese official website so it is suggested to buy tickets at the theater. I think it is possible to book tickets the same day.
Asked by Kerry from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 06, 2019 18:04Reply
Is photography WITHOUT flash allowed during the performance in the Red Theater?
Answers (2)
Answered by Anthony from CAMEROON | Feb. 13, 2019 01:55

Yes, as I know, you can take photos without flash.
Answered by Kerry from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 13, 2019 13:56

Thank you.
Asked by Karin from AUSTRALIA | Oct. 01, 2018 11:52Reply
How would we get back to our hotel JW Marriott Beijing Central by public transport from Red Theater?
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Answered by Julius from USA | Oct. 08, 2018 23:57

First, walk about 5 minutes to Stadium station where you can take the bus No.6. Then get off at Guozi Lane station. Then walk about 15 minutes to your hotel. The whole ride needs about 50 minutes or so and costs CNY2.
Asked by Jennifer from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 18, 2018 22:33Reply
How to go from red theater to our hotel
Heard its very difficult to take taxi after the show.what are the transportation going back to our hotel from red theater to novotel xinqiao.what are the transportation going back and estimated fare,by taxi,subway and bus thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian from FRANCE | Feb. 23, 2018 00:24

If you take a taxi, it costs around CNY15.
Or take bus 41/60 to Chongwenmen Xi and you will see the hotel. It costs CNY2.
Subway is not suggested, since you need to walk for almost 20mins in that case.
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