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National Center for the Performing Arts

No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
010-66550000
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Ranked #12 of 1,243 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
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Germany
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If you have the time go and visit it, it's just a few meters from Tian an men square . Both the inside as well the outside are beautiful made. We pay 30 RMB Each and 15 for our son and it was worth every cent. Downstairs is a beautiful cafe with a great view.

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Georgiana, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

All of the displayed art is very beautiful. I really loved that the opera exhibits had English interpretations and video of the performances. It was raining when I went, and the rain could be seen on the beautiful glass roof. It was amazing!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Take for yourself more than an hour to go inside, lots of exhibitions, wonderful experience... The views from inside are perfect! They know what is art!!!

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It's a beautiful building both inside and out. Architectural details are truly wonderful. I attend 10- 12 concerts/operas a year for the past five years I've been living in Beijing and am impressed everytime by the building. nCPA is trying to become one of the world's best centers of performing arts and are trying to bring the world's best performers.... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This structure is particularly impressive and it's huge. It takes a while even to walk around. It's close to the centre of town so worth a quick look.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A really beautiful and underrated 'modern' attraction in Beijing. For only 30 yuan, you are given free reign to explore this architectural masterpiece. I easily spent an hour or two just standing at awe at this building. Was so inspired that I even bought some opera tickets to come back for. Definitely not something to miss out on!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you had unlimited money this is how you would design a theatre and public space. We weren't able to see a show but paid £3 each to look around. The design of the building, the materials used, the artwork and info on opera sets were all amazing and well worth a look. There's a nice cafe with a live... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fantastic architecture this opera house of Beijing. Just look at the floors! And walking under the water to get in. A must see for curious tourists.

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The range and quality of performances are great, certainly some top international Orchestra's and Opera's. Note it is a very large venue, obtaining tickets takes some patience and beware of scalpers. The public areas are all marble, looks great, but the noise from the local crowds takes some getting use to. Note there are NO dress standards, so if thats'... More

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stopping here to take a picture outside is worth the short walk from Tiananmen Square. It is architecturally beautiful at all times of the day. It is also nice inside, but not sure its worth the 40RMB admission. I'd recommend trying to see a show here.

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