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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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What an amazing centre - a real must if you appreciate modern architecture

The building itself is just amazing - set on the water. Worthwhile paying the small entrance fee and discovering the interior - just amazing. Go into all the exhibitions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The building itself is just amazing - set on the water. Worthwhile paying the small entrance fee and discovering the interior - just amazing. Go into all the exhibitions downstairs and view interesting exhibits. Lovely statues to look at in the entrance which is under the lake and creates a great effect. You cannot enter the various theatres - but... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Only walked round this unique looking building wanted a few pictures of it and got some. has a "moat" around it. didn't know if it was possible to go inside maybe for next years holiday.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My family visited "the egg" in early June 2015. Whilst the outside appears rather quirky, the inside is stunning, classy and elegant. The building is about a fifteen minute walk from Tiananmen Square and is very recognisable from the main road running past Tiananmen Square. The first thing you notice upon entry is the sheer size of the building, covered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Daring concept: huge egg, basic shape, but so impressive! Surrounded by what looks like a pond, but is only a layer of water on a glass ceiling. Underwater acces. State of the art concert halls.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Went and saw a show ,the whole experience was better than i have ever had , outstanding seats great sounds ,extremely clean ,top notch customer service ,disabled access and seating extremely good ,the food was well priced and served by friendly staff ,on par with any venue in the EU if not better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Amazing approx. 30 dollars for two row from front for Mulan at Beijing VS 250 dollars for middle back seat for Nutcracker at Lincoln center. I saw Mulan for a quite reasonable price. The Chinese provide world class performance, on par with US shows at Lincoln center but with MUCH lower prices. Beautiful building you must take picture from outside.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I saw 3 operas this season at the NCPA in both the opera house and the concert hall, and from an audience point of view, the facility is one of the best in the world. The conductor and singers in Andrea Chenier were fantastic. The original Chinese opera, while lacking in plot and excitement, was visually spectacular and well performed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Very futuristic building, beautifully designed and set in its own 'moat'. Transparent at night enabling you to see exactly what is happening inside

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The outside of this is wonderful - BUT, going in (and under the man-made lake) is the true beauty of this place - the shows are about 400 RMB, and worth it - truly one of the most beautiful buildings I have Ever seen. Try to get here ahead of time to walk around inside and out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Have always wanted to come here when in Beijing, but never had the chance until just recently. I didn't know that they charge to go inside, but there was lots to see if you wanted to make a day of it. Best of all, you will get some beautiful photos anytime you visit because this building is absolutely huge. Recommended!

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Additional Information about National Center for the Performing Arts

Address: Address: No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
Phone Number: 010-66550000
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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