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National Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
Phone Number: 010-66550000
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A Great Place to Stop and Visit

Even if you are not going to a show I would recommend stopping off at this center to get a photo. When the light is right the building reflects on the water making it look like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you are not going to a show I would recommend stopping off at this center to get a photo. When the light is right the building reflects on the water making it look like a giant floating silver egg!

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Thank Jess H
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Beijing my wife - who is from Fushun suggested we take in a couple of gigs - impressive to say the least, with everything you would expect at a western gig.

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Thank 1billflack
Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the National Center for Performing Arts during our holidays in Beijing .It blends art and science intelligently in the interior and exterior. The egg shape building was designed by French architect Paul Andreu. It spans 212m in length , stands out in a vast and shallow man made lake. Neat steel structure are cladded with gleaming titanium... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I have seen 2 shows in 2 weeks and both were very worth it. Easy accessible from Tian'anmen Subway Station. Awesome architecture. A tour of the centre can be arranged. There is a coat check, so no need to worry about your coat on the winter nights. Money well spent.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The architecture here was just amazing so if that's your thing I would suggest you go along. I didnt actually go and side but wish I had of had time as Phantom of the Opera was showing.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Love it or hate it (as some do), you can't ignore this building. If you are in Beijing and into architecture, this is a must. You can spend a long time, depending on the time of day, looking at the reflection of the structure on the surrounding water and how this plays with light and the building's surface. You can... More 

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Thank MayaIvanovna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We attended a show and had dinner here with in laws. The place is amazing in its scale. The theatre (I think there are actually several) was very comfortable and left is thinking we were in a nice place in the US. The show was very good. Nothing like San Francisco or New York, but nice.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Reviewing my fotos, I have forgotten about this feature.It had been the home for the APEC conference just recently. Like any CHINA show piece, it is for the world to see, so, what do you expect? Like the Birds Nest, it will now have to pay for itself, so entry charge is expected! Is it worth it? Some say yes,... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Before only looked at it in TV but after sawing firsthand it is far better, i was satisfied.. The reflection of the structure on the waters really make it look like a silver egg.. Must be nice too with lighting at night, went there noon time so didn't have chance to see it..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We watched a brilliant show at the Centre. Cost was reasonable. Colours were outstanding. Choreography really good.

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