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Huguang Guild Hall(Peking Opera)

3 Hufang Road, Xicheng District | Beijing Subway: Hufangqiao Station, Exit D, Beijing 100050, China
+86 186 1235 9093
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A renowned Peking Opera theatre in the heart of Beijing's Xicheng District. Known as one of the "Four Great Theatres" in China, this classic opera venue has hosted performances since 1807. From this historical theatre building you can also find a museum dedicated to the performing art. Huguang Guild Hall is the place to experience the fun and beauty of Chinese culture!
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3 Hufang Road, Xicheng District | Beijing Subway: Hufangqiao Station, Exit D, Beijing 100050, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's pretty much cold on the outside, temp is warm in the inside. Classical theater layout with lots of history in it. There's a small museum beside the hall and a restaurant too. My king of place.

Thank NinoLeeZhongPing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much better than I expected; free snacks on arrival, two thirty minute shows that are followable despite not understanding any of the speech.

Thank beth b
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Never been an opera buff but as it was on our agenda and was already pre booked so we gave it a go. The stage was huge and only a handful of actors / dancers / singers involved but the highly pitched singing was not...More

1  Thank NORMAN E
Reviewed 2 November 2017

It was a real sleeper to discover how wonderful Chinese Opera really is and this is the best of the best. Wonderful stories depicted in such a dramatic fashion.

1  Thank JrnyJunkie
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Wasn't here for very long. Enjoyed what we saw. Wouldn't want to be here for more than around an hour.

Thank Nia B
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We were very interested to experience traditional Peking opera and are glad we had the opportunity to. The Huguang Guild Hall has a 200-year history and is worth visiting. It is interesting to see that dancing and acting is given as much emphasis as singing,...More

1  Thank Gaggy1
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Seriously thought this would be bad, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was really interesting, and they did it so that non-English speakers can understand what's going on. The theater itself was interesting also. If you want to get into the local culture, this is...More

1  Thank BenDRL
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Something like Peking Opera is bound to get mixed reviews which has probably nothing to do with the actual quality of the venue as a peking opera stage. Huguang Guild Hall is one of the most authentic ones in Beijing, and can be challenging for...More

1  Thank Kangdae S
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This show provides a useful insight into the magical and different world of Chinese Opera. The length of the show is just right - about 75mins with a short interval. this is better than having to sit through over 3 hours of a full opera...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Never been to a Peking opera before, we asked our hotel and were directed to Huguang Guild Hall. Built in 1807, it was the house of some high-ranking officials during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) and the site where the Chinese Nationalist Party, Kuomintang,...More

Thank GabyVM
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Sarah E
27 March 2017|
Response from Michael D |
When we went last night, people ranged from jeans and T-shirt to smart casual. No one was really dressed up. It is a very casual-feeling place.