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Palaces for Modern Drama


For drama fans, the following theatres you should have a try for almost best Chinese local modern dramas are staged in these theatres.

National Theatre of China (Main Stage)

The main stage of National Theatre of China attached to the National Theatre of China (NTC), the largest state-level performing art organization of the People’s Republic of China and founded in 2001. The design of the theatre came from Chinese traditional architecture and stage, which deftly combined exquisite roof beam, column and pillar. The theatre boasts 880 cozy seats serving comfortable seating to watch plays. Facilities like stage, auditorium, lighting and audio system are tailored for drama.

NTC is an ideal option if you are interested in Chinese dramas for it is home to original plays. Many fine works of contemporary dramatists are performed here every year.

Location: #277 Guang’anmen Outer Street, Xicheng District, Beijing.

Tel: +86 400 610 1101

Transportation: Take Subway Line 7 and get off at Daguanying Station

Beijing Pioneer Theatre of NTC

The Beijing Pioneer Theatre of NTC is located at Oriental Plaza. As the name would suggest, it is a space created especially for all the budding artistic talent in the state. The 320-seat theater in Wangfujing often holds avant-garde plays, including those of director Meng Jinghui and other performing arts by the young talent of China. You will come across several experimental stagings with a playful experiment on the visual and acoustic techniques. The theatre is a pioneer of small theatres in Beijing with complete facilities.

Location: #8-2 Dongdan Santiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing (East side of Oriental Plaza)

Tel: +86 10 6527 6911

Transportation: Take subway Line 1 or Line 5 and get off at Dongdan Station

Fengchao Theatre

Fengchao Theatre is a small theatre with high-quality facilities as well as the first one managed by Meng Jinghu, a famous Chinese director. It boasts the largest stage and most seats among small theatres. And the hall can transform to various forms in order to adapt all kinds of performance. Over 300 performances like dramas, dance shows, are staged in the theatres. The most famous series of these shows is Meng Jinghui’s work, which has gained great reputation nationwide.

Location: F3, #3 Xinzhong Street, Dongzhimen Outer Street, Beijing

Tel: +86 10 8404 9981

Transportation: Take subway Line 13, Line 2 or Airport Express and get off at Dongzhimen Station


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