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National Center for the Performing Arts

4.6/51,630 Reviews
Theater
Closing in 5 mins Open from 1/1-12/31,Tue-Sun,9:00am-5:00pm;Closed from 1/1-12/31,Mon
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: No. 2 West Chang'an Street, Xicheng District
Official website: http://www.chncpa.org/
Phone: 010-66550000

About National Center for the Performing Arts

The National Grand Theater of China is located on the west side of Tiananmen Square. It consists of the main building of the National Grand Theater and the underwater promenades, artificial lakes and green spaces on both North and South sides. The National Theater has a total of five floors, with an opera house, a concert hall, a opera theater and a mini theater. Among them, the opera theater is a theater with ethnic features. The Chinese red color is the main color tone, and the silk walls express the traditional warm atmosphere. The main performances are dramas, operas, local operas and other performances.
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Getting Around

You have to take subway line 1 and alight at Tiananmen West Station.
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Helpful Information

The National Centre for the Performing Arts of China provides free interpreting services for Chinese people. The tour groups will be dispatch by batches every hour and each tour will take around 40 minutes.
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Special Events

Located on the west side of Tiananmen Square is the National Centre for the Performing Arts of China (NCPA); it is the biggest theater in Asia and is colloquially described as ‘the giant egg’ due to its shape. Within the NCPA is an arts center containing an opera house where visitors can enjoy musicals or orchestra performances. There are also occasional drama performances by the minority tribes.
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