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National Center for the Performing Arts

No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
+86 10 6655 0000
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No.2 Xichang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100031, China
+86 10 6655 0000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's jarring to see bold contemporary architecture and design set amidst the traditional architecture and design of Beijing. The National Center for the Performing Arts (or known affectionately as "The Egg") is one such design. Set in the middle of a lake, one enters the...More

Thank BnMadven
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, affectionately known as "The Egg," is well worth seeing for the architecture alone. However, being a thespian, what I really enjoyed was the Theatre Museum inside. The displays are wonderful, and the museum artfully combines scenic models...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Quite a beautiful and impressive piece of architecture. Sunset is best to have the light reflect of the building and water.

Thank A M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This world class piece of architecture is a must see when visiting Beijing. It is unique and stunning.

Thank Harefield109
Reviewed 5 November 2017

over the years the performance quality just improved a lot. now it is common to find famous orchestras visiting here.

Thank Yuanxi Z
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I attended a performance of the Peking opera Red Cliff, which was fantastic. Spellbinding sets and costumes, plus great music. A colleague suggested I get there early and view the exhibitions and walk around the space, which was solid advice. The architecture takes a while...More

Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We walked around it from the exterior and it is super huge. Certainly worth a look to admire its architecture.

Thank JrnyJunkie
Reviewed 31 October 2017

National Center for the Performing Arts - I was lucky to attend one of the performance and needless to say I loved it.

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Huge facility located in the center of Beijing, near the Forbidden City. We didn't see a performance, only to visit the facility and take some amazing photos outside.

Thank Mark_E01
Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you're already in Tiananmen Square vicinity and you have time, drop by the Egg (National Center for the Performing Arts) for a quick photo stop. I can't say much about this place since we didn't go inside. It's a nice addition to your numerous...More

Thank Kerry A
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4 February 2017|
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Response from Ashok I | Reviewed this property |
Dear friend, we had planned a month and half in advance. Even after that we were not allowed to visit the premises on the day we had planned. Online booking is difficult due to restrictions on internet so I would suggest... More