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Lao She Teahouse

Buliding 3, Zhengyang Market, Qianmenxi Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
+86 10 6303 6830
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Peking Opera
  • Excellent25%
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  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
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“chinese opera” (4 reviews)
“chinese tea” (3 reviews)
“tea snacks” (2 reviews)
Buliding 3, Zhengyang Market, Qianmenxi Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100051, China
+86 10 6303 6830
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

The settings makes you feel to be in a Qing dynasty tea house, the show will give you a portfolio of Chinese performing arts. Highly recommend for first time visitors to China.

1  Thank FridaKahloFan
Reviewed 14 September 2014

This famous, popular tea house in Beijing is worth a visit. It was packed, loud and bustling. It reminded me a bit of a rowdy North American pub, except that the servers were carrying trays full of tea and desserts rather than beer. The prices...More

1  Thank 448andyk
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

A very nice tea house with kind and friendly staff. Very interesting desserts and nice tea. They also hsve shadow theatre which I found quite amazing. Talented puppeteers and live Chinese music. When you are in Beijing you've got to visit this place.

Thank Evren11
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This place is a real oddity. We paid an extortionate 176 yuen for a weird cabaret show, unlimited green tea and some cheap and nasty snacks. It was billed as Acrobatics and Peking Opera but was far from that. What we actually got was a...More

1  Thank dh2119
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This place is a tourist trap. We had a terrible experience during visiting this Teahouse in June, 2014. We ordered top rated tea and traditional Beijing breakfast items. After paid for about $30 per person, each of us was given a small cup of very...More

1  Thank Peig198
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Sure it's become a tourist trap but if you go in with both eyes open and willingness to experience the entertainment just to absorb some of the Chinese culture even when you may not understand it, it can be a fun couple of hours. Part...More

Thank Andy_Sammamish
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Don't bother with this. It is not really expensive, and it includes a good mix of different types of performance. Unfortunately, none of the performers are actually any good at what they do, the english text on the screens on the side is in best...More

Thank almasato
Reviewed 8 January 2014

It's a lovely building and we enjoyed a night at the opera, with about 8 acts of very different types including shadow puppets. Tea and snacks are included in the opera ticket.

3  Thank Kay L
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We were taken to this tea house as a part of a workshop excursion. While the ambience was very nice and impressive, the performances were mostly awful especially when one does not know Chinese. We had the impression that we would mostly see Peking Opera...More

2  Thank worldtraveler1102
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I've been living in Beijing for 25 years now...and finally this year I said to myself "hey! Why don't I go to Lao She teahouse since I've never been there before." Boy was it a bad decision. Spent 320 rmb for the good seats for...More

3  Thank Alienandbear
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