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National Center for the Performing Arts Tours

The unmistakable National Center for the Performing Arts sits immediately to the west of Tiananmen Square and the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing. This oval structure is made from thousands of titanium plates combined with sheets of glass and is surrounded by an artificial lake, which from afar gives the appearance of a giant egg floating on the water. This appearance has earned the building the nickname, ‘The Giant Egg.’

The National Center for the Performing Arts houses three separate yet connected performance venues, including the Opera House, the Concert Hall, and the Theater Hall. The center hosts national and international classical music performances, as well as opera, ballet, and traditional Chinese dance performances.

Practical Info

To reach the National Center for the Performing Arts, take a Line 1 subway train to Tiananmen West and use Exit C. There is an underground passage from here directly to the venue. The center is closed on Mondays but open throughout the day from Tuesday to Sunday for general visits. Tickets for specific shows can be purchased at the ticket office at the north gate.

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Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts Admission Ticket, Beijing, null
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Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts Admission Ticket

The National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is Beijing’s Opera House designed by French architect Paul Andreu. This ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 1 to 8 hrs

From USD $6.45
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Beijing Evening Vintage Sidecar Ride

Jump aboard a 1930’s style sidecar to discover Beijing in a unique and exciting way. Our night ride provides a fantastic way to experience the vibrant ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $229.00
4-hour Beijing Vintage Sidecar Ride, Beijing, Night Tours
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4-hour Beijing Vintage Sidecar Ride

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Jump aboard the 1930’s style sidecar to discover Beijing up close and personal. This 4-hour daytime ride provides a fantastic way to experience the vibrant ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private Night Sightseeing Tour of Beijing

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See Beijing when it sparkles at night! Beijing’s diversified nightlife is fun for everyone. Take a night tour to watch the attractions come to life through ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs

From USD $39.00
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Bike Beijing Night Tour

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Enjoy the imperial city’s best attractions in all their illuminated beauty. Cool down city,fresh air, less traffic, less people, less noise and more fun!

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00
6-Hour Beijing Modern Architectures Private Tour includes National Theatre, Beijing, Bike & ... 
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6-Hour Beijing Modern Architectures Private Tour includes National Theatre

Go on an amazing tour in Beijing with this 6-hour to experience the modern Architectures, you can see most fabulous buildings, such as National Theatre and ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Beijing Private Night Tour, Beijing, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Beijing Private Night Tour

See the sights of Beijing at night during this 3-to-4-hour tour, including round-trip transport. First venture to the Wangfujing Food Market, and explore ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00
Full-Day Beijing City Tour including 798 Art Zone, Qianmen, Hutong and More, Beijing, Night Tours
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Full-Day Beijing City Tour including 798 Art Zone, Qianmen, Hutong and More

Spend a wonderful day with this different private tour that shows you the traditional Beijing, its modern cultural side and the future development of the city.

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Beijing Night Walking Tour with Flag Lowering Ceremony at Tiananmen Square, Beijing, City ... 
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Private Beijing Night Walking Tour with Flag Lowering Ceremony at Tiananmen Square

Explore Beijing at night on this walking tour that takes in the Beijing City’s famous attractions lit up in all their majestic glory. With your knowledgeable ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Beijing Private Half Day Night Tour, Beijing, Night Tours
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Beijing Private Half Day Night Tour

Read a city not only from daytime flourishing, but also evening life of local people! Accompanied with your professional guide , view Tiananmen Square, ...  Read more

Location: Beijing Region, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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