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National Center for the Performing Arts

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No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
+86 10 6655 0000
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Magnificent in so many ways. The external architecture is an elegant glistening “egg” shape surrounded by a reflection pool. Inside there are four breathtaking theaters - an orchestra hall, a huge opera house, a theater, and an experimental theater. The display gallery on the top...More

1  Thank DaisyElowen
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The center contains several halls, opera, music hall and so on. The architecture itself is very worth to see. The performance is also at the national and international high level. Sometimes are tickets still available at the box office in the evening.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

we did not see a performance here, but enjoyed the walk around this oddly beautiful building with its infinity lake. Next time we will be sure to see a performance

1  Thank frozenintime
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I went to the National Center for the Performing Arts to see a concert performed using only traditional Chinese instruments--more specifically, the Erhu. It was spectacular! The facility is world-class. Signage in English and Chinese. This venue offers opera and exceptional programs from all over...More

Thank Ronald O
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

If you are into exploring awesome architecture then you will love this place. Astounding architectural wonder. Unless you are here for a show, there's a small cost to enter and explore as long as you like. You enter via a naturally lit tunnel under the...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Perhaps many tourist would have given this venue a miss. Its logical when the other bigger known places in the vicinity would have taken up all their sightseeing times. Frankly I have put aside getting near it for 10 years long , until a fortnight...More

Thank frankiektchang
Reviewed 3 January 2018

It can be regarded as the opera house of the city. It contains several concert halls and and theaters within. It is very modern building along side of the Chang An Avenue, the main road of the city, not far from the Tian An Men...More

Thank 778bol
Reviewed 23 December 2017

As a member, I have attended numerous operas, ballets and concerts. From its glass and titanium shell to its 3 main halls, this is an exquisite place to take in the arts.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 12 December 2017

It's jarring to see bold contemporary architecture and design set amidst the traditional architecture and design of Beijing. The National Center for the Performing Arts (or known affectionately as "The Egg") is one such design. Set in the middle of a lake, one enters the...More

Thank BnMadven
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, affectionately known as "The Egg," is well worth seeing for the architecture alone. However, being a thespian, what I really enjoyed was the Theatre Museum inside. The displays are wonderful, and the museum artfully combines scenic models...More

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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