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Address: Huguang Guild Hall 3 Hufang Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China
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Phone Number: +86 10 6351 8284
09:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 21:30

A renowned Peking Opera theatre in the heart of Beijing's Xicheng District....

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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A great way to sample

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon B
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and gives (I think) excerpts from other performances rather than a single story - but... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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, was declared by Sun Yat Sen on 25th Aug 1912 to take part in the... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 recommend. Be prepared for the high pitched women's voices.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 at night. We will go back if get chance to be in Beijing again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 watch as were their very colourful costumes. Will visit again when next passing through Beijing.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 just over an hour and very physical...dancing, "fighting etc. We really enjoyed it and appreciated... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

This was an optional visit on our Viking Tour and we all found it a very different cultural experience. The performers and musicians gave us a wonderful insight into The Chinese culture.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

This was a wonderful cultural experience. First of all, while you wait for the theater to open their are different shops, museums and displays in the building for you to peruse. Inside the hall their are several levels of seats, the two sections in front are at tables so that you can dine and watch the show. Then their is... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

Peking Opera is an experience usually appreciated only by its aficionados, but the Huguang Guild Hall provides a more authentic while still tourist-friendly introduction to the genre than some of the other providers in Beijing. The theater itself is historic, and the hour-long (or thereabouts) show presents extracts from two or three classic operas, with enough information in English to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

I have always been very fascinated by the Peking Opera. So, I when I found out the Huguang Guild Hall was one of the oldest theatres in Beijing, I knew I had to go see it. Museum - I was extremely disappointed with the "museum" as it was merely a dingy large room with some pictures and costumes - no... More 

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