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Entertainment

Acrobatics
Chaoyang Theatre, 36 East Ring Road, Chaoyang District (6507 2421)

Universal Theatre, Dongsishitiao Lijiaoqiao, Chaoyang District (6502 3984)

Tianqiao Acrobatics Theatre, East Beiwei Road, Xuanwu District (6303 7449)

Kung Fu
The Red Theatre, 44Xingfu Daije, Chongwen District (6714 2473)

Chaoyang Culture Centre, 17 Jintaili, Xiaozhuang (8599 0393)

Peking Opera
Peking opera can be enjoyed in several places with daily shows. Peking opera is a mix of singing, music, dance and acrobatics with elaborate costumes. Traditional instruments such as the two stringed fiddles, lutes, drums and gongs are used. The story is normally a myth or historical event.

Li Yuan Theatre, located inside the Qianmen Hotel (6301 6688)

Chang An Grand Theatre, 7 Jianguomennei, Dongchen District (6510 1155).

Beijing Night Show
A show with acrobatics, traditional music, opera, dance and traditional costume located at 1 Dayabao Hutong, Dongcheng District (6527 2814)

Temple Fairs
During the Spring Festival temple fairs are held. Acrobats, singers, dancers and families burning incense and creates a visual experience. The most popular r temple fairs are at the Temple of Earth, White Cloud Temple and Changdian in the Liulichang area.

Bars
Hou Hai Bar Area

Similar to Sanlitun with bars near Beihai Park. 

Sanlitun Entertainment District

Bars open until late. 


Festivals

Spring Festival

The Spring Festival happens in late January or February and falls on the first day of the new lunar month and lasts 15 days and ends with the Lantern Festival. The festival marks the new Chinese New Year.

 

Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival or Yuanxiao Jie, is at the end of the Spring Festival and happens on the 15 th day of the first month of the lunar year.

 

Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Jie) happens on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

 

Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn festival happens 7 months from the 15 th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar and is when the moon’s orbit is at the lowest angle on the horizon.

 

National Day

National day is the 1 st October and celebrates the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.