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Liyuan Theatre

No.175 Yongan Road | Xicheng District, Beijing, China
+86 10 5229 0722
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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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  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
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Hours Today: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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No.175 Yongan Road | Xicheng District, Beijing, China
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+86 10 5229 0722
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"english subtitles"
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"introduction"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

A great night out and introduction to traditional Peking opera. Doors opened at 6.45pm so we could watch one of the performers applying his make up. Then three short 'operas' from the range. Our seats were on the front two rows which meant, surprisingly, we...More

Thank John F
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

The program for 3 excerpts was only one hour - I wish there was more but again this duration is probably long enough for first time visitors. The seating arrangement was interesting - normal gallery single seats facing the stage were right at the back....More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We went to see the Beijing Opera during one of our free nights in the city. When we arrived at the hotel which hosts the theatre it was easy to find where to go. There are two price points for the tickets. I would recommend...More

1  Thank Ashley D
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

We enjoyed most of this show. It had some very funny moments and some great acrobatics. Before the show, we were treated to the sight of one of the performers putting on make-up and costume on the stage. To our ears, some of the female...More

1  Thank GerMar60
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

In the evening I went to see the Liyuan Theatre to watch the Beijing Opera. It is located inside the Jianguo Hotel . The Liyuan Theatre is located beyond the lobby of the hotel and a souvenir shop. The souvenir shop is worth a visit....More

1  Thank sen1947
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