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National Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: NO. 2 Xichang'an Street, Beijing 100031, China
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Great design

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came back home from Beijing after a 5-day tour. During our trip, we went to National Centre for the Performing Arts. It is a beautiful architecture which I can feel a strong sense of art. When you walk inside the Centre, you can feel the harmony and peace of arts. It's a place worth for a visit.

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been there 7 times.It's magnificent, and looks like an egg floating on water. It consists of four parts, namely, Opera Hall, Music Hall, Theatre Hall and Little Theatre. I love Music Hall the most.

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Arts Center building is clearly a world-class monument and its top architecture is pure art and something unique, a must-see if you visit Beijing...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We as a family have toured many places, in a variety of countries and cities. I will admit that Beijing is not my favorite city in China. Regardless, everytime we travel and our route dictates that Beijing is the 'sensible layover" for a few days of R&R, then we do the best we can from an 'interests' vantage point. Plus,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although new and modern, the prices are very high and the performances marginal. Your time is much better spent roaming around the "Lao Beijing" the old city surrounding lakes.

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