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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.
Hours Today: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
No.175 Yongan Road | Xicheng District, Beijing, China
i read lots of negative reviews in this section. i cant say honestly i faced any problem.
i reached early and was given a seat in the front. there was complimentary tea in the front seats. i was seated right in the middle so got...More
I was with a party of about forty people and we arrived for the 1930 performance at about 1900. We were on the first, ie ground, floor. There was already a group of about 20 people, mostly children, already seated. The tickets are not for...More
It has become very commercialized. The actors had no stability, they were out of breath, their facial expressions were not as exciting as they should be.. I went to Liyuan theatre 2 years ago and was absolutely fascinated with the Beijing Opera. However, now it...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.