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Liyuan Theatre: Tours & Tickets

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Liyuan Theatre lies in the heart of Beijing's former Xuanwu Districtlocated south from Tiananmen Square. The area used to serve the lower class as one of the districts of the old imperial city and it's famous for being the birthplace of Peking Opera.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
No.175 Yongan Road | Xicheng District, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 2 September 2019

Not impressed. Quite a few people on here have said they somewhat enjoyed Liyuan, and I honestly, truly cannot understand why. It's so touristy that it's painful, and while I tend to enjoy the longer, 'play' experience, I was glad to be walking out after...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank tenthdoctortardis
Reviewed 28 July 2019

I am SOOO glad that I did NOT listen to the negative reviews on this page, as they almost kept myself and my friends from going. We absolutely LOVED this cultural experience. First, you are not getting a full Chinese opera, but instead, are viewing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

One of the highlight of this theater was that the show came with chinese and english subtitles to allow audience to understand the story. The show was 1 hour long and just nice for me to experience what Beijing Opera was all about. I highly...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kumchin
Reviewed 16 June 2019

We went to Liyuan last year, late November, so I don't know if it changed for the better. The one positive about Liyuan Theatre is that it's cheap, but you've paid for it with time you'll never get back, so is it worth it? You...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank bruciewayne007
Reviewed 14 April 2019

Was abit apprehensive about going Liyuan theatre after reading the negative experiences. Eventually, we decided to took a leap of faith and went for it. Place was filled with tourists, as expected... It's not a place that locals come to watch opera, I guess. We...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Phyllis P
Reviewed 5 April 2019

The show starts at 1930, seats are on a first come first served basis and so we were advised to arrive early. It wasn’t really necessary as there were plenty of seats - a Thursday evening. A drinks trolley offered alcoholic and soft drinks -...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 825Sarah
Reviewed 10 March 2019 via mobile

First of all this theater is located in a hotel. Seems a bit commercial, being held in a hall with some dinning options. The show consist of a few acts related to a ancient Chinese story, with traditional music and dancing. Being an hour long...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Aburel
Reviewed 25 November 2018

i read lots of negative reviews in this section. i cant say honestly i faced any problem. i reached early and was given a seat in the front. there was complimentary tea in the front seats. i was seated right in the middle so got...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sananda g
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I was with a party of about forty people and we arrived for the 1930 performance at about 1900. We were on the first, ie ground, floor. There was already a group of about 20 people, mostly children, already seated. The tickets are not for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank RossOrpington
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

It has become very commercialized. The actors had no stability, they were out of breath, their facial expressions were not as exciting as they should be.. I went to Liyuan theatre 2 years ago and was absolutely fascinated with the Beijing Opera. However, now it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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