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National Center for the Performing Arts

No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
+86 10 6655 0000
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No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
+86 10 6655 0000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture is stunning both inside and out. While the entry is expensive, the centre also has excellent exhibitions. When I was there, there was one with artifacts from Shannxi and another that had costumes, posters and sets from operas performed there. Both were excellent....More

Thank Selsy
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We went to the opera 'Un ballo en Maschera' to the CHNPA. The building itself is impressive, the oval form comes back many times. The center locates an opera house, theater and concert hall, as well as a nice bar. Make a walk around the...More

1  Thank chsp01
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Amazing building inside and out. Love that the building stands alone. I was not able to attend an event but I have heard that the performances are as amazing as the building itself.

Thank WorldTravelerDD
Reviewed May 11, 2017

I attended a piano recital there. It was nice inside and it was great coming out to full moon and a lit-up Beijing on a warm May evening.

Thank cyclingviolin
Reviewed May 3, 2017

This famed building is all it was promised to be when you attend a concert, opera or musical performance. The Acoustics are something far more than hoped for. There are no bad seats as you will hear everything as well on the back row as...More

2  Thank stephanniet2014
Reviewed April 27, 2017

A pretentious and stupidly conceived building right in the middle of the city. It looks like an immense watermelon half-submerged in a wide and purposeless moat of water. The only way to enter is through the NORTH entrance, but that whole section is cordoned off...More

Thank DrGoldin
Reviewed April 25, 2017

At the time we were here , the entrance was closed but we just went around the building sitting in middle of an artificial lake. Worth watching and taking few photos while sunset.

Thank eli h
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We arrived at the Centre ,.in the early evening so didn't tour the whole area but what we saw was very impressive .The performance , The Golden Mask was an amazing performance and included dance, ballet and acrobatics. The staging, lighting and sound was as...More

2  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Architecturally ultra-modern and cool with its eye catching silver oval exterior, The NCPA is located in the heart of old Beijing, close to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. It houses an opera house, a concert hall and two theatres. Surrounded by an artificial lake,...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed March 9, 2017

If you like modern architecture, this building should be on the top of your list when visiting Beijing, even if you just go around outside.

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Response from Ashok I | Reviewed this property |
Dear friend, we had planned a month and half in advance. Even after that we were not allowed to visit the premises on the day we had planned. Online booking is difficult due to restrictions on internet so I would suggest... More