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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 2 days ago

Unfortunately, we were only able to inspect the building from the outside. We walked once all around - the architecture - simply unbelievable!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andreameier
Reviewed 6 days ago

To be honest, I came here only to marvel at the unique architecture of this building, which is aptly nicknamed "The Egg" (and understandably so!). Take a subway and alight at Tiananmen West station (Line 1) and you'll arrive directly inside the Center. Along the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ekeat79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture of the building is fantastic, and the inside is nice too. Guided tours are available to explain the design and history of this building too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leonleejx
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This is my third visit in 2018 to this beautiful titanium-accented glass dome theatre of the performing arts (aka, The Giant Egg). Over my past two visits, I’ve watched a performance and toured the National Grand Theatre. Although I didn't see Lang Lang himself, I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
20  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 27 November 2018

A wonderful complex of performing arts theatres. I visited the place during daytime, unfortunately all concerts were sold out. Still, coming here is much recommended – the complex is beautifully build, great architecture, some interesting exhibitions in the complex, the entrance below the outside pool...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amirflg
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The least known of the great sights of Beijing. In my opinion the greatest of the "modern monuments" - a lot more impressive than the Olympic Bird's Nest. Before going in - walk around it, enjoy the light on the lake around it, on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We did not go to any performances here, but certainly spend an hour or two looking at both the interior and exterior of the building. The exterior on a sunny day, and we had one, looks amazing as the metal exterior glints in the sun....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KirkieClare
Reviewed 6 October 2018

the NCPA is one of the most beautiful buildings inside and outside that I've ever visited. Do yourself a favour and get cultured, do a tour of the inside. It was the highlight of my Beijing trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank maehem
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Spent 30 mins walking around the outside of this amazing building.....so much more impressive than the Opera House in Sydney. Inside was stunning with live classical music before the show.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank tjlavery78
Reviewed 1 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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