Watching Peking Opera, along with savoring Beijing Roast Duck and climbing the Great Wall, is on every foreign traveler’s bucket list for a Beijing trip.
Audiences sit around classical wooden square tables, listening to the opera, tasting local snacks, and sipping Chinese tea. What a comfortable nightlife activity! Don’t be frustrated if you have no knowledge of Chinese, because there are English subtitles on the screen.
Before the performance starts, you can see how the performers draw their facial mask and dress up. You can also take a picture with them if you want.
Don’t hesitate. Book a ticket now for Liyuan Theatre Beijing to enjoy an authentic Peking Opera performance.
Some of the most popular Peking Opera excerpts staged in Liyuan Theatre Beijing:
The Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea
Farewell to My Concubine
The Flooding of Jinshan Temple
Stealing Celestial Medical Herb
Eighteen Arhats Fighting with Monkey King
1F, Jianguo Hotel Qianmen Beijing, No. 175, Yong'an Road, Xicheng District
Take Subway Line 7
and get off at Hufangqiao station. Use Exit C and then walk about 500 meters (550 yards) along Hufang Road to the theatre.
Note: Audiences are allowed to enter after 18:45. The performers will display how they make up between 19:00 and 19:30.