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  • Beijing: Peking Opera Night Tour w/ Transfer

    1. Beijing: Peking Opera Night Tour w/ Transfer

    In the evening, your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel from 18:30 to 19:00 and transfer you to the amazing Peking Opera at Liyuan Theater.  Peking Opera is the most world-known, representative and influential Chinese opera with a long history of more than 200 years. As a national cultural treasure in China, Peking Opera is also one of the three main theatrical systems in the world. It is a combination of singing, dancing, dialogue, mime, acrobatics and presenter's feelings, which can vividly express the special traits of a character. As the best place to appreciate Peking Opera, Liyuan Theater will give you an amazing night. You will really enjoy yourself and have a better understanding of Peking Opera after the show. When the show starts, your tour guide and driver will leave. After the show, you will need to get back to your hotel on your own.

    I loved it! Shame they don't provide with a droppin off option as well. Chines Opera is a must to see! Bravo

  • Beijing: Peking Opera Show and Optional Transfer

    2. Beijing: Peking Opera Show and Optional Transfer

    Experience a traditional piece of Chinese culture with a ticket to the Peking Opera at one of the best theaters in Beijing. Dating back to the 18th century, the art form combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics and became recognized in the West thanks to the award-winning movie, Farewell My Concubine. Gaze in wonder at the elaborate costumes and marvel as the performers use speech, song, dance and combat in movements that are symbolic and suggestive, rather than realistic.  The Liyuan Theater has performed traditional Peking Opera since 1990 and is one of the leading opera venues in China. It offers English subtitles on lateral screens so that you can follow the plot at all times. Arrive 30 minutes before the show starts and you will get the chance to see the performers getting their make-up ready in the dressing room!

    Definitely a must for Beijing tourists who wants to see Chinese culture. The theatre standard suits quite well to Chinese ones, don’t expect too much about it and you‘ll not get disappointed. Ticket pick up was very easy.

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What people are saying about Beijing

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 41 reviews

I really enjoyed it, the Chinese opera covers a wide range

I really enjoyed the evening, the Chinese opera encompasses a wide range of performing arts. On the show, these different aspects were shown in different unrelated scenes. The transfer service worked great, it was a nice clean car, the guide and the driver very nice! Unfortunately, the written translation on the screen was sometimes too fast, you couldn't read it at this rate!

Pretty unique

The show itself is something I've never seen before, very special. Super popular among Chinese so it was a nice local experience.

So different!!!!

Interesting performance, very different to what we are used to. The hotel pick-up was good too. Great experience!!!

I loved it! Shame they don't provide with a droppin off option as well. Chines Opera is a must to see! Bravo

Special experience!

All went well. The show in itself is definitely special!