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Address: NO. 2 Xichang'an Street, Beijing 100031, China
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Great architecture, amazing performances

What a super theater space! I love the juxtaposition of this fabulously modern building mixed with some of the most ancient in Beijing. Fascinating. It's a beautiful facility. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a super theater space! I love the juxtaposition of this fabulously modern building mixed with some of the most ancient in Beijing. Fascinating. It's a beautiful facility. The subway has it's own dedicated entrance from Tiananmen West station. Ticket prices are extremely reasonable...if you want to see one of the big western operas or a symphony tour with international... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to see this building only on the outside as I am a fan of modern architecture. Did not see any shows or visited the inside. If the weather is nice and sunny go and have a stroll around it. It's amazing to see the shape of it and the materials used.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Night at the opera both excellent in terms of the building and in terms of the opera production. An enchanted evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i attended 3 concerts in two of the halls. the architecture is stunning. the acoustics are excellent.

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Khovd Province, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my dream attendance at the theater. We had fun. We enjoyed the performance Our business partners invited us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Need to book a month in advance, so did not see the show, so it is a pity, but from the outside to visit is also sufficient, is indeed a great design.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Really easy to access by Subway, and easy to buy tickets online. NCPA is a real gem in Beijing and a must visit for anyone. I did watched more than 20 performances so far, have to say haven't been disappointed with the quality of the selections available in this Auditorium.

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Zvolen, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

It is very good place if you want to visit some performances in Beijing. I didnt have chance to choose more performances, but i visited classic chinese opere. It was very good, quality, not expensive and most important, with SUBTITLES.

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Naramata, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

As lucky enough to take in an Italian opera "La Giaconda" at the Egg last winter. Surtitles in English and Mandarin; great European singers; excellent Chinese ballet dancers; confusing signage inside the building; late-comers seated; and lasers to stop the use of cel phones - all a pretty amazing experience! Take in one of these "spectacle" performances if you can.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Was here for a concert sometime in April and had a hard time locating the main entrance as the cab driver dropped us at the wrong side. Ended up walking a whole big circle to the front entrance in a bad smog day as all exits to the NCPA were sealed! Architecture is beautiful, interior deco is well done, place... More 

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