Performance Venues in Beijing

As China’s cultural and artistic center, Beijing has numerous well-equipped performance venues. From the Great Hall of the People with an audience capacity of more than 10,000 to small venues that can accommodate a few people at most, Beijing’s venues cover the gamut, from large comprehensive entertainment complexes to intimate small ones. You will find a performance you will like as there is always something for everyone in Beijing.


Spending some time in a theatre in Beijing after a day’s sightseeing is one definition of true relaxation.

Great Hall of the People

The main building of the Great Hall of the People – the Auditorium for Ten Thousand People – is the world’s largest indoor hall. Because of its special status, it is regarded as a “temple” for commercial performances. ADD: West side of Tian’anmen Square, West Chang’an Avenue, Xicheng District.

Great Hall of the People – the Auditorium for Ten Thousand People

National Centre for the Performing Arts

The National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is China’s highest-level artistic hall and the nation’s top performance theatre. The NCPA Opera Hall is the most magnificent part of the building, mainly staging operas, dances, ballets and large theatrical performances. ADD: 2 West Chang’an Avenue, Xicheng District.

National Centre for the Performing Arts

Poly Theatre

The Poly Theatre is one of Beijing’s main theatres, where operas, ballets and other performances are staged. ADD: 1/F, Poly Plazza, 14 South Dongzhimen Street, Dongcheng District.

Tianqiao Theatre

The Tianqiao Theatre is the base of China’s ballet as well as world-class ballet performance venue. ADD: 30 Beiwei Road, Xicheng District.

China Children’s Art Theatre

This theatre mainly stages performances for children and is one of the most modern children’s theatres in China. ADD: 64 Dong’anmen Street, Dongcheng District.

Century Theatre

ADD: 40 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District.

Capital Theatre

ADD: 22 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District.

Beijing Exhibition Centre Theatre

ADD: 135 Xizhimenwai Street, Chaoyang District.

Beijing Theatre

ADD: Building 10, Zone 3, Anhuili, Chaoyang Distrcit.

The Cultural Palace of Nationalities Theatre

ADD: 49 Fuxingmennei Street, Xicheng District.

Beijing People’s Art Theatre

ADD: 47 Huguosi Street, Xicheng District.

Haidian Theatre

ADD: 28 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District.

China Theatre

ADD: 27 A Wanshousi Street, Haidian District.

Music Halls

Beijing provides a stage where domestic and international musicians can show their talents. It is also a place for music lovers to enjoy the charm and elegance of music.

Beijing Concert Hall

The Beijing Concert hall is China’s first professional music hall designed primarily for musical performances. It was one known as “China’s Music Temple”. ADD: 1 North Xinhua Street, Xicheng Street.

Beijing Concert Hall

Forbidden City Concert Hall

The Forbidden City Concert Hall, located in the imperial residential area, is one of Beijing’s earliest theatres, featuring imperial gardens and the elegant art of music. ADD: Inside Zhongshan Park, Dongcheng District.

Forbidden City Concert Hall

Jinfan Concert Hall

ADD: 24 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District.

Concert Hall of Central Conservatory of Music

ADD: Inside Central Conservatory of Music, 43 Baojia Street, Xicheng District.

Tianyuan Concert Hall

ADD: 30-8 Yangrou Hutong, Xicheng District.

Central Nationalities Orchestra Concert Hall

ADD: 15 Xiaoying Road, Chaoyang District.

National Library Concert Hall

ADD: 33 South Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District.

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