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National Center for the Performing Arts

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No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is magnificent inside the lake and the interior is extremely well organized. We went and saw Romeo and Juliet by Gounod. it was a ravishment from the beginning to the end. And good surprise: the public is very young and eager to discover...More

Thank Millenium2016
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This is stunningly beautiful. It was built as a cultural contribution for the Beijing 2008 Olympics. The CCTV building is known as the "chicken" - because it looks like chicken legs, the Olympic stadium is the "nest", this is the "egg". The approach to the...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

The magnificent NCPC is designed by French architect, Beijingers called it bird’s egg. It’s a huge landmark sits right next to Tiananmen Square that you will not miss it when driving thru Changan street. We had visited the building before. You have to pay some...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Beautiful architecture, definitely recommended to go in, view the exhibition, and probably catch a free concert in the hall. However if you decide to go for an classical concert or an opera, be prepared to meet some of the most intolerable audiences. Unlike audiences in...More

Thank Dan11132
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Walking around it was cool, but going in to see a show was even cooler.We went to a National Ballet about bulding a railway to Tibet, which I was worried would be boring propaganda, but it turned out to be well choreographed fascinating propaganda. That...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed June 29, 2018

By accident we happened upon this place. It is amazing. It is a performing arts center and museum all in one. It is just off/behind the main buildings on Tianamen Square. Wish we had had the chance to see a performance like a Peking Opera...More

Thank R_T867
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

If I had gone the performing artist route, this would be one of those ultimate venues to perform in. We didn’t really plan on taking a tour initially, but once I realized we could, the NPAC building seemed so massive that I just wanted to...More

Thank annetics
Reviewed June 21, 2018

We saw this lit up at night time, it was just awesome to see. Worth a visit. Lots of people are out at night just strolling around this area. Did not feel unsafe at all. The water around it just adds to it at night...More

Thank loreeng2015
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I have not seen the inside, but from outside - it's huge (like many things in Beijing). Nicely build and modern piece of architecture.

Thank Anna W
Reviewed May 31, 2018

We were on tour with 30 others and enjoyed the night at the ballet. Amazing location and amazing performance

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Response from Ashok I | Reviewed this property |
Dear friend, we had planned a month and half in advance. Even after that we were not allowed to visit the premises on the day we had planned. Online booking is difficult due to restrictions on internet so I would suggest... More