- Sichuan Opera cultural performance with tea in Chengdu
- Take a seat at Shufeng Yayun Teahouse for a delightful show
- Be entertained by Sichuan performing arts using stick puppets, face masks, folk music, acrobatics and dance
- Enjoy complimentary tea service and upgrade to include snacks
- Choose from four seating options including VIP access to a Chinese massage, ear grooming or photo session in costume!
What You Can Expect
When it's time to take your seat, turn your attention to a lively 1.5-hour show that fuses acting, acrobatics, puppetry, folk music and dancing. The Sichuan Opera derives its subject matter from Chinese classical novels, legends and folk tales. Several distinct acts — Changing Faces, Spitting Fire and Rolling Light — feature dazzling sets and costumes that celebrate Southwestern China’s performing and fine arts.
During Changing Faces, perhaps the most popular routine, the actors quickly switch between different masks to portray characters’ personalities as the drama develops. Spitting Fire is a literal act that's distinctive of Sichuan Opera; it's also a performance that elicits oohs and ahhs from the crowd. Rolling Light involves a performer acting out a variety of routines like jumping over a bench or dancing with a fan, all the while balancing a bowl lit with fire on his head!
When you arrive at the theater, choose one of three options: a massage, ear grooming or photo opportunity in opera makeup and costume.