Chinese Name: 朝阳剧场 Pronunciation: cháo yáng jù chǎng
Building Time: 1984
Popular Performances: Acrobatics
Best Visiting Season: All seasons
Recommended Time for Visit: 1-2 Hours
Occupied Area: 5,600 square meters
Address: No.36 North Road, East 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Building Function: Originally established as a venue to perform songs, dances, traditional Chinese operas, and comedy show for Chinese and foreign tourists, and later evolved into a performance venue specializing in acrobatic performances.
Admission Ticket Fee
Row 1-Row 4
Row 5-Row 6
Row 7-Row 8
Row 9-Row 10
Row 11-Row 12
Row 13-Row 14
Row 15-Row 23
Row 15-Row 23
1.Discounted price is available only for tickets booked on the official website (http://www.bjcyjc.com.cn/index.html), while the full price will be charged for tickets purchased on the site.
2.Tickets for children under 1.1 meters are half of the original price and can be purchased directly from the ticket office, while children over 1.1 meters are the same price as adults.
Ticket Office Opening Hours
16:00-17:00 (Time of the First Show)
17:30-18:30 (Time of the Second Show)
19:00-20:00 (Time of the Third Show)
Brief Introduction of the Chaoyang Theater
Geographical position: Located in the prosperous business center of Beijing, the Chaoyang Theater enjoys an excellent geographical location, convenient access, and user-friendly space.
Snacks nearby: The snack bar near the theater is well-stocked and hungry visitors can arrive early to sample delicious local snacks, but make sure not to bring any food into the theater.
Main business: The theater mainly holds large acrobatic performances and has become an important venue for the thriving business and commercial life of Beijing.
Seating capacity: The theater, built in 1984, has a two-story viewing platform with a seating capacity of 1,400 people.
The Inside View
Development process: The theater has received more than five million visitors from abroad, and its acrobatic performances have not only won the praise of foreign dignitaries, but also fulfilled the desire of foreign visitors to learn more about China, successfully promoting the integration of traditional Chinese culture and world culture, and fully demonstrating the profundity of the Chinese acrobatic art.
Performance types: The theater has a rich variety of performances, such as the high-energy acrobatic performance of an ancient Beijing stunt “playing diabolo”, the Jiangzhou Drum Music with strong artistic colors, and the traditional Chinese operas with inherited cultural deposits, all of which reflect China's time-honored and unique culture.
History of the Chaoyang Theater
Chaoyang Theater is one of the best places in Beijing to enjoy traditional acrobatic performances.
In 1984, the theater was established and officially opened in Beijing.
In 1986, the theater was designated as a theater for government guests and visiting delegations.
In 2001, the theater was named a “National Advanced Cultural Group”.
In the mid-to-late 1980s, the theater was transformed into a venue holding large-scale and sophisticated artistic performances, such as dance, traditional Chinese operas for guests and visitors at home and abroad, and it later became a venue specializing in acrobatic performances.
To date, Chaoyang Theater has hosted acrobatic performances for more than 20 years and has received more than three million overseas visitors, including many foreign leaders and dignitaries.
After more than twenty years of unique operation, Chaoyang Theater has developed into a unique cultural brand of the country.
Grand Variety Performance at Chaoyang Theater
Around the Neolithic period, acrobatics has been budding in China. The art of acrobatics has been practiced in China for more than 2,000 years. Modern acrobatics refers to a series of difficult movements performed by actors relying on their physical skills.
Chaoyang Theater's acrobatic performances are famous for their variety of performances, including bowl-topping, plate spinning, jujitsu, ballet on shoulders, ring drilling, and others.
For example, in the jujitsu performance, the actors and actresses challenge the physiological limits of the human body with their flexible limbs and perform romantic love of couples with difficult physical skills and beautiful custom design, which are both immersive and memorable. In the plate spinning performance, dozens of young girls sing and dance, spinning ten flower trays with their slim hands and performing a variety of difficult tricks, which is a wonderful spectacle that surely amaze the audience.
Drums (The Jiangzhou Drum Music)
The Jiangzhou Drum Music generally refers to the gong and drum music popular in Shanxi Province in China and is one of the national intangible cultural heritage. During the reign of Emperor Taizong (627-649) of the early Tang Dynasty (618-907), it was designated as the national music. After thousands of years, the Jiangzhou Drum Music has undergone several innovations and precipitations and has now developed into an outstanding representative of national percussion music, which has been recorded in the database of “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” of the Asia-Pacific Cultural Center of the UNESCO.
Drumming is the core of the Jiangzhou Drum Music, and the sound of drums is thunderous and majestic. The drummers make the drum sound rough, bold, and strong via controlling the sound effect of each part of the playing instruments through the changes of angle, speed, and strength of the hammers, coupled with the sounding of gongs and cymbals and the body movements of the drummers, expressing the most colorful drumming language of Jiangzhou. It vividly reproduces the unique original sense of the times and artistic sound of the Yellow Earth of China.
With varied musical features of drums, cymbals, orchestras, silk, and bamboo, the drum performance reveals the images of human beings and animals and interprets them into a complete story, bringing the audience a feast for the eyes and ears as well as making itself a national treasure in the art of Chinese drumming.
How to Get to the Chaoyang Theater
Take bus 9, 112, 118, 101, 830, 846, 859, 420, 611, 113, 801, 729, 113, 725, 402, or 405 and get off at Hujialou Station.
Take Metro Line 6 or Line 10 and get off at Hujialou Station and Exit C.
Chinese: 请带我去朝阳剧场。English: Please take me to the Chaoyang Theater.
If you go to Chaoyang Theater from the center of Beijing (Grand Hyatt Beijing), it takes about 25 minutes (22 yuan).
If you go to Chaoyang Theater from Beijing Capital International Airport, it takes about 50 minutes (80 yuan).
If you go to Chaoyang Theater from Beijing Daxing International Airport, it takes about an hour (170 yuan).
If you go to the Chaoyang Theater from Beijing West Railway Station, it takes about 45 minutes (45 yuan).