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National Center for the Performing Arts: Tours & Tickets

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No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
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Reviewed 14 September 2019

Designed by a French architect, this building sticks out of the traditional Chinese area like a sore thumb. It's surrounded by a pool of water, and looks beautiful. The inside is also very grand.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LibbySwan97
Reviewed 14 September 2019

Absolutely incredible architecture! You could see a show too! Been there too many times, even worked once as volunteer, great memories attached to this place.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019

it is a good deal if you don't have the time or want to spend the 200-2000 RMB on tickets for a show. The general tour allows you to enter all of the theaters inside which is nice. The architecture of the new opera house...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

what a great performance of Puccini‘s goldrush opera. great scenery - hard to find anywhere else. NCPA is a must see every time when in Beijing

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DietmarH465
Reviewed 21 August 2019

Looks stunning, but the experience of going to a performance disappoints. The public areas inside are so vast that the interior never feels like it has any atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lovetravel02
Reviewed 4 June 2019

Amazing architecture, both inside and out. 3 large halls for concerts, operas and plays. Every visitor should try to get to an event. Easily accessed directly by the Metro

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank standoha
Reviewed 3 May 2019

Excellent modern architectural style and art decoration both outside and inside, not mention the world-class performances. A place that you must visit in Beijing.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2019

We were walking around and just came across this place. Once we had walked all the way around the outside admiring it we decided to see if we could go in. We asked at the ticket office and they said for 30 RMB we could...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank karen6490
Reviewed 14 February 2019

beautiful architecture by all fengshui canons. the glittering water surrounding the center and carcass reflecting under the sunlight; very breathtaking picture. Nice place for an evening walk and definitely place for enjoying opera performances by global names.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Eli_Eli_007
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Take time to visit even if you don't see a show. Tours can sometimes be arranged. Entrance is underground and you walk under the surrounding lake.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Daniele-Donati | Reviewed this property |
If you are hundred percent sure to assist a performance you had better buy your ticket online a bit in advance so that you can choose the seat you prefer.