We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Huguang Guild Hall(Peking Opera)

3 Hufang Road, Xicheng District | Beijing Subway: Hufangqiao Station, Exit D, Beijing 100050, China
+86 186 1235 9093
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Tour of Beijing: Shichahai, Nanluoguxiang and Peking Opera with Peking...
More Info
and up
Walking Tour of Beijing Streets and Hutongs with Confucius Temple
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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!
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:30 - 21:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3 Hufang Road, Xicheng District | Beijing Subway: Hufangqiao Station, Exit D, Beijing 100050, China
+86 186 1235 9093
Write a Review
Reviews (62)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 29 reviews

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 24 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

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
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We were amazed by the performance, the costumes, the makeup and the building itself. Not all of our group wanted to see this but the ones that went were amazed. We did not know what to expect. The performers did an amazing job. I would...More

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Nice old building, traditional performance. You are seated at the tables, serve tea with cookies and nut snacks before the performance. Not crowded. Relaxed atmosphere. Submerges you in ancient China. Easy to get to, not far from central area in Beijing, safe to walk around...More

3  Thank nasnac
Reviewed 30 June 2015

An experience not to be missed when visiting Beijing. For those who do not understand the Chinese language there is an opening scene setting in English and throughout there are English comments at appropriate times without detracting from the opera. The performers were delightful to...More

2  Thank 300Marsh
Reviewed 1 June 2015

An unbelievable experience. We went to the Opera on a very rainy Sunday evening only to discover that no one else in Beijing decided to brave the elements. But the show went on!! It is a very different Opera, and fascinating. The performance is only...More

2  Thank Wdilda
Nearby Restaurants
Xie WangFu Lamb Spine Hot Pot Hotpot (Hufangqiao)
.12 km away
Liu Ji Zhi Zi Barbeque (Hufangqiao)
.13 km away
Zhi Yuan Ju Old Beijing Zhi Zi Barbeque
.14 km away
Chang Ji KaoRou
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Liyuan Theatre
94 reviews
.21 km away
Legend of Jinsha
31 reviews
.05 km away
Yichi Main Street
8 reviews
.78 km away
Beijing Sansheng Nunnery
5 reviews
.71 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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.