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About Liyuan Theatre

Widely known for Peking Opera shows, The Liyuan Theatre is more popular among tourists and Chinese opera lovers. It is maintained by the Beijing Opera Theatre of the city and Qianmen Hotel with the support of the Beijing Tourism and Cultural Bureaus, It can hold thousands of audience.
All the offered plays in Liyuan Theatre are repertoire of Peking Opera that are carefully selected. A visit to Liyuan Theatre in Beijing will surely leave you with a bagful of sweet memories. Treat your eyes while exploring a unique Beijing entertainment.


History of Liyuan Theatre

Situated in Beijing Qianmen Hotel, Liyuan Theatre is the most prestigious performance venue of Beijing Opera. From the traditional performance stage, the Baixian Table (old fashioned square table to seat eight people) to the unique facial make-up, everything in the theater reflects the special feature of old Beijing. The theater has 1000 seats and is equipped with simultaneous translation equipment for English and Japanese. the theater also provides English subtitles for foreign visitors.
Before the beginning of the performance, you may visit the performers’ make-up room and see their make-up process. besides, you can buy various souvenirs related to Beijing Opera here. Waiters and waitress in Tang suits (traditional Chinese garments) will pour tea for you through long-mouth tea pot while introduce Beijing Opera in English. your understanding of old Beijing will become an agreeable artistic enjoyment. Among those foreign leaders and officials who visited Beijing, many have left their footprints in this theater.

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