More than 3 million tourists have come to the Chaoyang Theatre to watch these acrobats during their 2-decade run. Performances last an hour. You can choose between a basic performance ticket, or upgrade the experience with extras like a Peking duck dinner, private car transfer, or a VIP seat. If you’re short on time, combine a daytime tour of the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven with dinner and the show at the Chaoyang Theatre.
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Things to Know Before You Go
A performance at the Chaoyang Theatre is a quintessential Beijing experience for first-time visitors.
Don’t forget your camera; photography and video are both permitted.
DVDs of the show are available for purchase after each performance.
It’s a good idea to book your tickets at least two days in advance to avoid disappointment.
How to Get There
If you haven’t booked a tour with hotel transfer, take the metro to and from the show, as getting a taxi after a performance can be quite difficult. The nearest subway stop is Hujialou Station along Line 10.
When to Get There
The Chaoyang Theatre puts on two shows nightly. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to find your seat.
About the Chaoyang Theatre
The theater was built in 1984 in Beijing’s Chaoyang District. The 2-story building can seat 1,400 spectators in its main theater; a smaller theater hosts Peking opera performances. While seats on the lower floor tend to be more expensive, views are just as good (if not better) from the upper floor.
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