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Address: Buliding 3, Zhengyang Market, Qianmenxi Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
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Peking Opera

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A gala to remember

Lao She Tea House offers a gala that consists of a variety of traditional Chinese performances such as Peking Opera, Kongfu, acrobat, crosstalk and dancing in a tea house setting... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2015
Ke W
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Gainesville, Florida
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Vienna, Austria
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

If you look for places to see the famous Peking Opera, you will find the Lao She Teahouse. But you will be disappointed. You will see a bit acrobatic at the level of students of acrobatic, then a guy will tell you 20 min, what happened in the streets, in Chinese. A person will show how quickly they change the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Lao She Tea House offers a gala that consists of a variety of traditional Chinese performances such as Peking Opera, Kongfu, acrobat, crosstalk and dancing in a tea house setting. Refreshments such as tea and snacks are provided before and during the performances. In a short amount of time, you get a taste of authentic Chinese performance arts.

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2 Thank Ke W
Morristown
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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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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Reviewed 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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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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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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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Beijing
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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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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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