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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 #14 of 1,243 Attractions in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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19 attraction reviews
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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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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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