Peking Opera, or Beijing Opera, is the most celebrated of China’s 300-400 different opera styles. With its fascinating and artistic music, singing and costumes, Peking Opera is China’s favorite opera. Story-lines in Peking Opera reference many aspects of Chinese culture, including historical tales, myths and legends and popular romances. An opera performance consists of beautiful painted sets, exquisite costumes, graceful gestures, martial arts and of course opera singing. Opera is so popular among Chinese people, especially seniors, that “Peking Opera Month” has even been officially declared. For first time Peking opera goers, the Liyuan Theatre presents traditional opera excerpts designed in short programs, yet maintaining the essence of the original works.
|HIGHLIGHTS||Enjoy the Chinese Opera
See the performers applying their make up in the dressing room
|INCLUDED||Opera show ticket
Transport by private vehicle (if option selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
|How to get to the Liyuan Theater？||Address: Qianmen jianguo hotel ,175 Yongan Road, Xuan Wu District, Beijing
The subway is very convenient. If you take subway please choose Line 4 and get off at the Hufangqiao station and exit from Gate C. It will take less 10 minutes to get the Liyuan Theater from the Hufangqiao subway station.
Your will meet our guide holding a signboard with your name in front of the theater to receive your ticket. It is recommended to allow 30-40 minutes for taxi ride.
Enjoy the Peking Opera which will starts at 7:30pm every day at the Liyuan Theater. If you arrive there at least 30 minutes early, you will have the chance to see the performers applying their make up in the dressing room. Liyuan Theater has performed traditional Peking Opera since 1990 and it’s one of the leading Opera venues located in the birthplace of Chinese Opera, Beijing.