We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Liyuan Theatre

Closed Now: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Save
Share
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Peking Opera Experience at Liyuan Theater
from US$ 27.00*
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Peking Opera Experience at Liyuan Theater
from US$ 27.00*
BOOK A TOUR
164
All photos (164)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“chinese opera”(14 reviews)
“beijing opera”(16 reviews)
About
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.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
No.175 Yongan Road | Xicheng District, Beijing, China
Website
+86 10 5229 0722
Call
Ways to Experience Liyuan Theatre
from US$ 27.00
More Info
from US$ 68.00
More Info
from US$ 35.00
More Info
Reviews (110)
Filter reviews
70 results
Traveller rating
17
22
13
9
9
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
17
22
13
9
9
Show reviews that mention
All reviews chinese opera beijing opera english subtitles short stories chinese culture operas actors stage audience introduction excerpts sword tidbits clothing china warriors scenes
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 70 reviews
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

3  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We bought free seating tickets at the hotel at USD60 a piece, went in early to secure a better spot, were told to sit in first row even though there were loads of better seats. We said we would like to sit somewhere else in...More

Thank Alecia22
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I know this was geared for tourists but we were glad we afforded ourselves the opportunity to experience the opera. It was three short stories that were easy to follow thanks to screens with subtitles. The Crossroads was hilarious as it was two men doing...More

Thank pcwalton1
Reviewed 8 May 2018

If you go to Beijing then you have to do the Peeking Opera, but don't expect it to be anything like a western opera. This is a hotel show with no dress code required and if you have never done this before then get ready...More

1  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This was included by my travel agency during the trip to have a flavor of Chinese culture. We had 3 small part of Chinese operas (difficult to follow translation on the screens whilst looking at comedians) but not really entertaining. I would recommend to go...More

1  Thank Emmanuel L
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The Liyuan Theatre is inside a hotel. It is old but not dirty. The three shows you see are not connected and were fairly interesting. The theatre was packed when we went. We sat in the second section, which is probably the best, because you're...More

Thank hughfitz2016
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The peking opera in Liyuan theatre is a show that has live band and it is a good show is around 1 hour. The price of the ticket is around $20usd and starts at 7 pm. The show is in Chinese Mandarin but the theatre...More

Thank kikeruiza87
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

A great place to be introduced to Beijing Opera, the Lyuan Theatre is located inside a hotel. Choice a table seating. Stands near the stage and snacks and tea are included. The english subtitles help to understand the repertoire.

Thank T P
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

The opera house Liyuan Theater is located inside the very fancy Hotel Qianmen. We wanted to enhance our Beijing experience with a visit to the famous opera. However, it was an unfortunate choice and we felt disappointed. The venue was not in a good shape,...More

Thank 71Isaac
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had front row seats which made these an even better experience. Before the show started, we watched as an actor applied his very stylized make up while seated onstage. That was amazing. Then his dresser came out to help him put on his very...More

Thank Pili M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 6,708 nearby hotels
Jianguo Hotel Qianmen Beijing
375 reviews
.07 km away
Beijing Dong Fang Hotel
351 reviews
.36 km away
Hanting Express Hotel Beijing Qianmen Main Street
9 reviews
.41 km away
Rainbow Hotel
342 reviews
.45 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 13,017 nearby restaurants
Zhi Yuan Ju Old Beijing Zhi Zi Barbeque
.08 km away
HuFangQiao Roast Duck
6 reviews
.10 km away
JiaoZi Yuan (HuFangQiao)
.11 km away
Liu Ji Zhi Zi Barbeque (Hufangqiao)
1 review
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,305 nearby attractions
Dashilan
161 reviews
1.07 km away
Legend of Jinsha
37 reviews
.24 km away
Hall of Middle Harmony (Zhonghe Dian)
34 reviews
.85 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Liyuan Theatre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines