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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
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Incredible architecture

It was our first time to visit this outstanding place with our Professor and research group on the occasion of New Year night ceremony. There was a performance which itself was... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It was our first time to visit this outstanding place with our Professor and research group on the occasion of New Year night ceremony. There was a performance which itself was mind blowing. Event ticket was 500/- each and we were 20 people there. We all enjoy alot with the harmony of the world class band and the performer .... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is amazing!!!! modern and at night the giant egg coming out of the water is unbelivable......The chinese orchestra and the acustics of the place transport you to a magical dream.....Is a place that will never forget.

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Tinsukia, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Iconic structure called The Giant Egg, it's a glass dome surrounded by a lake. Would have loved to attend a performance out here as i heard the facilities are world class. We only visited from the outside, still was worth a visit considering its just 5 minutes walk away from Tiananmen Square.

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Thank Mayank A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We watched the piano concerto on Debussy. Very much enjoyed the state of the art architecture of the building that brings water, metal, wood, water and fire (the sun) together revealing the reunion focus of Chinese as seen from the outside; the harmonious design and ambience inside the theatre and the professionally acoustic set up inside the music hall.

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Thank Rowena L
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been at the NCPA for opera, ballet and musical, and it has been fantastic every single time. As I'm a non-national I have been at the NCPA for international events. Fabulous. By the way they are quite good at subtitles.......

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Multan, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS National Center for the Performing Arts is a beautiful Giant Egg shape building, completed in 2007, in the heart of Beijing, just behind the Great Hall of the People, in the west of Tiananmen Square. It is an Art Center containing an Opera House. The three halls of the NCPA contain 5450 seats i.e.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I have to say at first I was not that excited about going here but after I arrived, how impressive it was. There are actually 4? theaters inside. It is just beautiful. They call it a "poached egg" because it is surround by water. I didn't see any concerts here, just visited - they let you go in and see... More 

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Beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We've been here for a few events now, opera mostly but ballet and music too. It's a fascinating night out from the point of view of the architecture as well as the performance. The entry to the building runs below the ornamental lake in a tunnel with a glass ceiling. The space itself is very grand on a monumantal scale,... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I have visited the NCPA many times and every time it is the same pleasure. From outside the scenery is outstanding. Inside, after walking under the water, you reached a very peaceful place where you will enjoy opera, danse or concert . Decoration there is outstanding. Finally, you reach the grand concert hall ! Great. Quality of the sound is... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

When in Beijing most tourist see all the historical sites which of course are a must. But if you want a truly amazing contemporary experience of modern China visit this Center for the incredible architectural experience. This Center and the Birds Nest Stadium define modern China for me. I have made several visits with friends most recently in November 2014,... More 

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