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National Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
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Great piece of architecture!!!

Make sure you do not miss out on this magic piece of architecture. I have been both to the opera house and the concert hall and both times I was impressed by the sound and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you do not miss out on this magic piece of architecture. I have been both to the opera house and the concert hall and both times I was impressed by the sound and interior. Usually, they host top notch western and Chinese musicians and orchestras. Ticket prices are at western standards. Do avoid however the more recent phenomenon... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our son performed at the Opera House with the the Stuttgart Ballet and this building is quite amazing. Evidently designed and built by the Germans, the foyer is something else and the main theatre (Opera House) is excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked forward to visiting this astonishing iconic construct, having passed the instantly recognisable shape a number of times. On approach the vastness of metal and glass becomes apparent. The interior is most impressive and handsomely decorated. Walking through the water corridor under the lake we saw sculptures and various highlights of performance legends, leading to the performance halls. Ascending... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This modern structure sits along Beijings main East-West artery, close to the Forbidden City and Tian'an Men square. If you get the chance, stroll around on the outside, enjoy the pond surrounding the opera, which also hides the underground entrance. The structure itself contains 3 different halls, which can be utilised at the same time. Shows range from classical music... More 

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Florence, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I do believe this is one of the most beautiful theaters in the world. Seen from the outside it's really cool. My desire was to see the way it looks inside. Unfortunately I was in Beijing when no play was on schedule. For this reason I decided to buy an entrance ticket to walk inside. But unfortunately I was allowed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The photographs speak a million words... an interesting edifice depicting the Global power that China is today... but is this the architectural statement required... visit and answer this question

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Visited this site on sunset and was impressed with the architecture and the way the light reflected off the building. Lots of people exercising and strolling on the paths around the "moat"

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

What a super theater space! I love the juxtaposition of this fabulously modern building mixed with some of the most ancient in Beijing. Fascinating. It's a beautiful facility. The subway has it's own dedicated entrance from Tiananmen West station. Ticket prices are extremely reasonable...if you want to see one of the big western operas or a symphony tour with international... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went to see this building only on the outside as I am a fan of modern architecture. Did not see any shows or visited the inside. If the weather is nice and sunny go and have a stroll around it. It's amazing to see the shape of it and the materials used.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Night at the opera both excellent in terms of the building and in terms of the opera production. An enchanted evening.

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