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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 #15 of 1,244 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth going inside for a visit and a must see for any one interested in cutting edge design and architecture. I think it was about RMB30 pp and well worth the cost. The entrance fee includes the gallery as well as the centre. NB if there are no performances on, you can stick your head inside the main opera... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We didn't assist to any performance inside but if you're near you can pass over and see it, the structure is really beautiful and you can take a seat in front and rest a little bit!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Attended a modern dance performance at this new center. The building is magnificent to see in lights at night. Design is very unique. Convenient to get to via public transportation and not far from Tiananmen Square. The interior is huge and appears to offer many venues for different types of performances. Reminded much of The Kennedy Center in the USA.... More

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Didn't manage to attend a performance but the building is quite stunning, it's a interesting break from the historical palace sites and surprisingly fits well in the Beijing context. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you like modern cutting-edge architecture, you have to see this building. I walked around the exterior and interior in wonderment. The location is surprisingly central too - right next to the Great Hall of the People. There is a charge to go inside (30 yuan I think) but for me, it was well worth it.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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