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Address: Buliding 3, Zhengyang Market, Qianmenxi Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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Interesting to watch what locals like, but not a must-see-show if you do not understand Chinese

My wife and I visited the show after a recommendation from friends. We thought it would be a good idea to have a variety of artists, such as acrobats, magicians, singers... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 July 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

My wife and I visited the show after a recommendation from friends. We thought it would be a good idea to have a variety of artists, such as acrobats, magicians, singers, comedians. The comedians were of course Chinese, so let's take them out of the evaluation. The singer was okay, typical Chinese, maybe a bit too long - but that... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

We've visited Beijing many times and this has been one of my favorite places by far. The type of tea is dictated by the season of the year and the snack foods are of the ancient Beijing variety. The entertainment is amazing -- from kong fu to patter to opera to (my favorite) Sichuan face-changing. Even though we don't speak/understand... More 

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Oakley, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

As part of a daily tour, Smarttours/China Tours arranged for our group to see a tea ceremony and taste several types of tea. We didn't see a show and there was no food offered. After a quick and somewhat informative presentation, we were directed to a gift shop with extremely overpriced tea in tins to buy as souvenirs. I did... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

its so near the Capital Hotel in Beijing.. ... A tribute to the the creation of a traditional tea house !! downstairs is a great restaurant.. sadly i was unable to eat there as there were no free tables. . You buy tickets for the nights' performance.. its upstairs with a stage in front with tables for 8 guest to... More 

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Central Croatia, Croatia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

I've visited Lao She Tea house with my friends. First of all this is not an opera. This is a one and a half our show that consists of about ten different performances (acrobats, magicians, singers, comedians ...). Although I appreciate their effort as well as the idea of showing us the story of Beijing customs and history through these... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

My partner and I travelled around china for a month and heard great things about the laoshe tea house, and after a few days of getting lost trying to find the tea house we found it on the last day. It was a terrible experience. We booked 2 seats for tea and showing paying 360yuan for the both of us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

The settings makes you feel to be in a Qing dynasty tea house, the show will give you a portfolio of Chinese performing arts. Highly recommend for first time visitors to China.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

This famous, popular tea house in Beijing is worth a visit. It was packed, loud and bustling. It reminded me a bit of a rowdy North American pub, except that the servers were carrying trays full of tea and desserts rather than beer. The prices are a little high, but your evening comes with a retro-style, slightly cheesy cabaret type... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

A very nice tea house with kind and friendly staff. Very interesting desserts and nice tea. They also hsve shadow theatre which I found quite amazing. Talented puppeteers and live Chinese music. When you are in Beijing you've got to visit this place.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

This place is a real oddity. We paid an extortionate 176 yuen for a weird cabaret show, unlimited green tea and some cheap and nasty snacks. It was billed as Acrobatics and Peking Opera but was far from that. What we actually got was a 1950s style beachside cabaret, featuring what I can only presume were Chinese former minor celebrities... More 

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