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  • Stewarts Vacation
    732 contributions
    Outstanding skilled performance of stunts, dance and acrobatics by men, women and children in colourful costumes. Visually thrilling. The theatre itself was a bit run down and unkempt looking. We had reserved seats, but were told to "sit anywhere". We selected seats near the back and had a great overview. Strict instructions were given about no photography or videoing .. but still people chose to ignore this. However, the show itself was amazing and the acrobatics astounding. Highly recommended for an evening's entertainment.
    Written December 3, 2019
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  • FellowTraveler777811
    Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
    Went to a show at the National Center for the Performing Arts. So colourful, loud and exciting. Stage became a waterfall. Fantastic to watch. Enjoyed it so much well worth the visit
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • English Bunny
    Valenciennes, France25 contributions
    The forbidden city was incredible and as there's nothing to actually do but walk around you could think it's boring but the place is so majestic it's definitely a must.
    Pricey but justified tickets.

    The metro stops just before it so getting to it is easy but be careful about where you meet up with people if you go as a group and split up as you can't go out the way you went in.
    Written August 11, 2019
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  • Brown C
    Qingdao, China718 contributions
    Show was suggested by our tour group China Highlights and I'm glad we went. Exciting and genuinely Chinese.
    Written April 6, 2018
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  • KC@travel
    98 contributions
    One of the highlight of this theater was that the show came with chinese and english subtitles to allow audience to understand the story. The show was 1 hour long and just nice for me to experience what Beijing Opera was all about. I highly recommend this place if you would like to see Beijing Opera in a short time.
    Written June 16, 2019
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  • BillPNo1
    Friendswood, TX690 contributions
    We attended a performance of the Acrobatic Show at the Chao Yang Theater in Beijing. It was the very best acrobatic performance that we had ever seen - far surpassing any of the acts that we had previously seen in ability, skill, variety, and numbers. I don't think that photography was allowed so we have no photos of the performance to share, but the quality and skill of every act and acrobatic performance remains in my mind. Don't miss this performance if you have the opportunity! It is well worthwhile!
    Written December 30, 2019
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  • hellard1861
    County Wicklow, Ireland24 contributions
    Certainly worth a visit. Very close to a metro station. The lakes, gardens and ornamental rocks and boulders are quite special.
    Written January 26, 2020
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  • Shannon N
    2 contributions
    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Show went for an hour so a good introduction to Peking Opera. English translation on the sides which was helpful. Highly recommended.
    Written January 11, 2020
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  • jabdab
    Richmond, TX87 contributions
    Not sure this is the same one that we saw, but if you have an opportunity see The Legend of Kungfu. Energetic presentation that follows a small boy who becomes a master and reached his goal of enlightenment.
    Written December 9, 2018
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  • Bernice Sim
    Singapore61 contributions
    Booked our tickets online via Klook a day prior to going and it was a steal - two adult tickets for S$26 (one for one) for Section D. Much cheaper than Chaoyang theatre though I don't know how long their shows last. The show lasted an hour which was just nice, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, not too long nor short. Free seating as well so if you're one of the first few to get in, you can get good seating even though you're in D section. Very accessible via train, and walkable to Ghost street.
    Written December 20, 2019
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  • Andrew74609
    Beijing, China1 contribution
    Haidian District,the economic and technological certer of Beijing,always shows its unique scenary.I am going to talk about my wonderful trip in Haidian.

    Haidian Theater is located on Zhongguancun Street,near the Haidianhuangzhuang Subway station.It has an attractive shape,that is a well-designed combination of straight and curve lines,and also has great plays performed in it.Both the classic and the modern are showed,meaning you can learn lots about Chinese culture from it.

    Besides culture,Haidian also has many modern malls.In Zhongguancun,one of the most famous and the biggest technological and economic center in Beijing,there are a lot of shopping malls,including computer part markets and other electronic product markets.From here,you can feel the most advanced technology in Beijing.

    A trip to Haidian can be very short but valuable.Go to Haidian District,and know more about Beijing!
    Written April 5, 2018
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  • Jeana P
    Raleigh648 contributions
    The costumes, performers, and musicians were all top-notch. A teleprompter provides an English translation. The venue is cozy and intimate. I am not an opera fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I would see this over and over!
    Written July 28, 2013
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  • LezJoh
    London, UK136 contributions
    As another reviewer say, this is a lingering taste of the cultural revolution. The impact of the political and theatrical cultural differences make this a slightly surreal experience. It doesn't matter what's on, what you will see all around, on and off stage, is a fascinating set of differences. What's not to like about that? Recommended
    Written September 23, 2015
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  • TeppoVu
    Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland6 contributions
    I believe this show is called 'World Champions' Kungfu Show" or something similar. This was a well executed, entertaining show that had one amazing kung fu feat after another. A unique performance I would recommend for anyone who is staying nearby. Easy to find next to Beihai North Station (Exit B) and convenient location near Qianhai Lake, there is a Starbucks nearby!! :)

    As the previous reviewer, couldn't enter the website but just searching for Shichahai Theatre came up with their working site where it was easy to book the tickets in advance. Payment was at the ticket window before the show started.
    Written December 24, 2016
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