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Liyuan Theatre

No.175 Yongan Road | Xicheng District, Beijing, China
+86 10 5229 0722
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Liyuan Theatre lies in the heart of Beijing's former Xuanwu Districtlocated south from Tiananmen Square. The area used to serve the lower class as one of the districts of the old imperial city and it's famous for being the birthplace of Peking Opera.
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“chinese opera” (14 reviews)
“beijing opera” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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No.175 Yongan Road | Xicheng District, Beijing, China
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+86 10 5229 0722
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought free seating tickets at the hotel at USD60 a piece, went in early to secure a better spot, were told to sit in first row even though there were loads of better seats. We said we would like to sit somewhere else in...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

I know this was geared for tourists but we were glad we afforded ourselves the opportunity to experience the opera. It was three short stories that were easy to follow thanks to screens with subtitles. The Crossroads was hilarious as it was two men doing...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

If you go to Beijing then you have to do the Peeking Opera, but don't expect it to be anything like a western opera. This is a hotel show with no dress code required and if you have never done this before then get ready...More

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This was included by my travel agency during the trip to have a flavor of Chinese culture. We had 3 small part of Chinese operas (difficult to follow translation on the screens whilst looking at comedians) but not really entertaining. I would recommend to go...More

Thank Emmanuel L
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The Liyuan Theatre is inside a hotel. It is old but not dirty. The three shows you see are not connected and were fairly interesting. The theatre was packed when we went. We sat in the second section, which is probably the best, because you're...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The peking opera in Liyuan theatre is a show that has live band and it is a good show is around 1 hour. The price of the ticket is around $20usd and starts at 7 pm. The show is in Chinese Mandarin but the theatre...More

Thank kikeruiza87
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

A great place to be introduced to Beijing Opera, the Lyuan Theatre is located inside a hotel. Choice a table seating. Stands near the stage and snacks and tea are included. The english subtitles help to understand the repertoire.

Thank T P
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The opera house Liyuan Theater is located inside the very fancy Hotel Qianmen. We wanted to enhance our Beijing experience with a visit to the famous opera. However, it was an unfortunate choice and we felt disappointed. The venue was not in a good shape,...More

Thank 71Isaac
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had front row seats which made these an even better experience. Before the show started, we watched as an actor applied his very stylized make up while seated onstage. That was amazing. Then his dresser came out to help him put on his very...More

Thank Pili M
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A great night out and introduction to traditional Peking opera. Doors opened at 6.45pm so we could watch one of the performers applying his make up. Then three short 'operas' from the range. Our seats were on the front two rows which meant, surprisingly, we...More

Thank John F
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