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National Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
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Incredible architecture

Oozes oppullance! comfortable seating and world class performances. Cannot wait to see Turandot in February and Wicked in May!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cheryl C
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oozes oppullance! comfortable seating and world class performances. Cannot wait to see Turandot in February and Wicked in May!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the architecture is great and amazing. Visit this place on my way to forbidden city. I wish I could visit a little longer and take a time to watch the shows in this place

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had half day to spare, and no suitable shows /opera available during our short visit in Beijing. The architecture was amazing, we walked though the exhibition, very interesting, defiantly will try spend more time next time if we back to Beijing in the future.

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Ende, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is chinese national opera house, a lot of activity here, come and see and to see the best view of the building, came at dawn. sooo nice you will get purple sky in your picture

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

For the first time into the National Grand Theater, the spectacular architecture is very shocking, tall enough to style. Because it is the first time so early to the National Grand Theater, enjoy the beauty here, feast for the eyes the overall tone of fresh, elegant atmosphere to attract my attention, even lost the Inside a good environment, good service,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Make sure you do not miss out on this magic piece of architecture. I have been both to the opera house and the concert hall and both times I was impressed by the sound and interior. Usually, they host top notch western and Chinese musicians and orchestras. Ticket prices are at western standards. Do avoid however the more recent phenomenon... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Our son performed at the Opera House with the the Stuttgart Ballet and this building is quite amazing. Evidently designed and built by the Germans, the foyer is something else and the main theatre (Opera House) is excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We looked forward to visiting this astonishing iconic construct, having passed the instantly recognisable shape a number of times. On approach the vastness of metal and glass becomes apparent. The interior is most impressive and handsomely decorated. Walking through the water corridor under the lake we saw sculptures and various highlights of performance legends, leading to the performance halls. Ascending... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This modern structure sits along Beijings main East-West artery, close to the Forbidden City and Tian'an Men square. If you get the chance, stroll around on the outside, enjoy the pond surrounding the opera, which also hides the underground entrance. The structure itself contains 3 different halls, which can be utilised at the same time. Shows range from classical music... More 

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Florence, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I do believe this is one of the most beautiful theaters in the world. Seen from the outside it's really cool. My desire was to see the way it looks inside. Unfortunately I was in Beijing when no play was on schedule. For this reason I decided to buy an entrance ticket to walk inside. But unfortunately I was allowed... More 

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