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Beijing Opera Show at Liyuan Theater

4.6 / 5 total 18 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Product code: 2787
Overview

What You Can Expect: For this group tour, you will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Beijing between 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. The show will run from 7:30 pm to 8:50 pm.

The Beijing Opera has played an important role in the locals' entertainment for centuries. It combines opera, dancing, music, art, and literature to show the audience a more complete picture of the folk arts in China. Located in Jianguo Hotel Qianmen, Liyuan Theater is one of the most famous and notable theaters for enjoying the Beijing Opera.

After the show, the driver will transfer you back and drop you off at the hotel

Highlights
  • Have convenient roundtrip hotel transfer
  • Learn the Chinese Opera history and culture
  • Enjoy the interesting Beijing Opera Show
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour:
  • Duration Duration: 3 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Centrally located Beijing hotels within the 2nd ring road
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 2 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Roundtrip hotel transfer by driver
  • Air-conditioned tour van or bus
  • Show ticket for economy class
  • Group tour
Exclusions
  • Tour guide
Meeting Point
Centrally located Beijing hotels within the 2nd ring road
Know Before You Go
  • Please provide all travelers’ names and hotel information while booking
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Reviewed by Yolande Bekker ZA   July 02, 2018
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I went here to experience an unusual culture and it was really extraordinary but the traditional music is not harmonious at all and very loud, so that was the main problem for me. I recommend researching Chinese opera to really understand the concept. Also, we paid extra for VIP seats but they were a waste of money, the theatre is very small so there was no reason to be nearer to the stage. The only bonus was the drinks and snacks they offered. The souvenir shop is worth a visit. Very much a tourist attraction, but also quite useful for travellers with a limited time. Recommended.
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Reviewed by Fiona Webster GB   June 11, 2018
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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 I think is probably the best because you're close to the front, have a table, and can also see the screens on the sides for the translation of what is said on screen. The performance was great. The write up in the program gave us enough clues to follow the action. What surprised us the most was the facial expressions of the warriors, specifically their eyes, and the stunning acrobatic feats! Before the show, you can watch one of the main characters put on their stage makeup and attire. It was quite impressive to see the various layers of clothing that went into creating each character. I'm glad we went. If you've never done it and are looking for something different, give it a shot.
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Reviewed by Nancy NL   June 01, 2018
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I am an avid Opera Buff and this was one of the best performances I have ever seen and a great surprise for our anniversary it topped of our holiday to China and was a very special night.
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Reviewed by Nisan Yagli TR   May 31, 2018
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Incredibel show. We enjoyed the opera. Easy transport. Good night and enjoy
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Reviewed by Mark Branston GB   May 31, 2018
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We really enjoyed our evening. Very cultural and entertaining. The theatre was beautiful and the singers' clothes were so ornate. I would highly recommend this evening
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Reviewed by Mary Shone IE   May 30, 2018
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If I could give more stars, I would. This was an amazing experience. If you go to China you want to really see the culture there and this evening was exactly that. I have never seen anything like this before and wasn't expecting much. I don't really like Opera that much but my friend was pretty insistent and I am so glad she was. This isn't like Western or European Opera, so much of Beijing culture is in this show and I was buzzing by the end. I rarely write reviews but this was something else. I really recommend this
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Reviewed by Thomas Allen US   March 18, 2018
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Not a bad night in all fairness, be prepared though - it is nothing like a western opera! You will never see anything like this anywhere else in the world that's for sure! We could not follow the story because the translation screen were incoherent and confusing. However, we enjoyed the acrobatics and the performers were just amazing. I saw a few people leave around 20 minutes in and was a little tempted to follow but i'm glad i stayed if i'm truly honest. There was a fantastic part right at the beginning, a performer dressing in his attire and putting on makeup, which we did not realize until the end that it was actually part of the show! I would very much recommend this tour if you're in Beijing.

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Reviewed by Charlotte Hill US   March 10, 2018
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The theatre isn't that big, so pick any seats from section 1 to 3 or even back zone looked fine to me. In the VIP section, some snacks and drinks, jasmine tea were provided. The opera performs with old traditional Chinese, but there are English subtitles on the screens, so no need to worry about it. Sometimes it scrolls too fast or turns off, but it's okay, just relax and enjoy the singing and dancing. The costumes are gorgeous, the music and singing are distinctive and entertaining and the acrobatics are remarkable and also the fact that it is very different from European opera does not make it bad or unenjoyable in my eyes. For anyone going to visit the tip is to be seen buying a programme, and you will get upgraded to a table nearer the stage where you can buy snacks and drinks and the view from here is pretty amazing! I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Reviewed by Jordan GB   January 09, 2018
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Just sitting relaxing and listening to these great voices! Very good entertainment!
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Reviewed by Robert Davidson CA   November 14, 2017
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Found it difficult to follow translation on the screens whilst looking at the performers. I think they most probably used google translate because most of the time the English didn't make understandable sentences! It was the most expensive evening activity we did and was totally not worth the money! if you're looking for something with more class then this is not the opera to go to unless you want a bizarre experience!
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