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Liyuan Theatre

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Liyuan Theatre is situated in the Qianmen Jianguo Hotel in Beijing’s Xuanwu District, south of Tiananmen Square. The area is famous for being the birthplace of Peking Opera, and the Liyuan Theater has been hosting this traditional performing art since 1990.

Popular among tourists as well as Chinese opera lovers, the performances at the Liyuan Theatre offer a classic introduction to Peking Opera, with elements of Beijing culture, kung fu, and even humor featuring prominently. Performers wear theatrical makeup, dramatic masks, and stunning costumes to convey their stories, and spectators should expect thunderously loud music and heart-felt performances from the stage.

The Liyuan Theatre hosts a four-part Peking Opera every evening except Chinese New Year.

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Daily performance: 7:30-8:40pm
No.175 Yongan Road, Beijing, Xuanwu District

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Peking Opera Experience at Liyuan Theater

Peking Opera Experience at Liyuan Theater

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During your visit to Beijing, attend a Peking Opera performance, one of the most celebrated opera styles in China. Developed for Qing emperors more than 150 years ago, Peking opera employs gorgeous sets, costumes, song and movements. The Liyuan Theatre presents excerpts from longer operas, giving you an overview of the classic Peking opera repertoire. Have the option to include hotel pickup and drop-off, or make your own way to the theater. If you arrive early, you can watch the performers apply their makeup.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.00
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$27.00
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Liyuan Theatre Peking Opera Tickets

Liyuan Theatre Peking Opera Tickets

Audiences sit around classical wooden square tables, listening to the opera, tasting local snacks, and sipping Chinese tea. What a comfortable nightlife activity! Don’t be frustrated if you have no knowledge of Chinese, since there are English subtitles on the screen. Before the performance starts, you can see how the performers draw their facial mask and dress up. You can also take a picture with them if you want.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.59
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$23.59

Beijing by Night: Chinese Peking Opera at Liyuan Theatre with Hotel Transfer

Beijing by Night: Chinese Peking Opera at Liyuan Theatre with Hotel Transfer

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Dating back to the late 18th-century, Peking Opera's tradition of elaborately-costumed performers on a sparse stage is a cultural staple in China. Enjoy an easy night out with this excursion. Instead of navigating Beijing's complex subway system, enjoy air-conditioned transfers to the theater, pick up your pre-booked tickets and relax.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00
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Beijing LiYuan Theatre VIP Seats Opera Show with Private Transfer Service

Beijing LiYuan Theatre VIP Seats Opera Show with Private Transfer Service

Thrill at the acrobatics, grand designs and dramatic performances of the Peking Opera from a great vantage point, with VIP seats at the Liyuan Theater. Enjoy a series of opulent theatrical productions in the city’s former Xuanwu District, widely regarded as the birthplace of the Peking Opera form. Don’t worry about navigating public transport to get there, either: convenient door-to-door transfers from your hotel to the theater and back are included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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$77.00
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All Inclusive Beijing City Highlights Private Tour with VIP Peking Opera Show

All Inclusive Beijing City Highlights Private Tour with VIP Peking Opera Show

Enjoy a day steeped in Chinese history and culture without the hassle of navigating public transport and ticket websites. On this full-day private tour, explore landmarks like Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Forbidden City complex with a private guide by your side. Enjoy personalized commentary – and answers to your questions – as you walk around each destination. Complete the day with exclusive VIP seats at Liyuan Theatre’s traditional Peking Opera performance.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.00
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$178.00
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Beijing Full Day Private Tour with Mutianyu Great Wall and a Night Show

Beijing Full Day Private Tour with Mutianyu Great Wall and a Night Show

Come on board on this Full day Tour, directly from your Hotel in Beijing and with the assistance of our knowledgeable guide you will see and experience the highlights around Beijing. Appreciate the profound history and the amazing natural scenery at the Mutianyu Great Wall. Stroll around Beihai Park, admire the imperial architecture, views and explore different effects of mountain-water combinations in ancient Chinese architectures. In the evening, enjoy an impressive Peking Opera performance at Liyuan Theatre.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$314.00
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$314.00
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Full-Day Iconic Sights of Beijing, Hutong, Temple of Heaven and Peking Opera

Full-Day Iconic Sights of Beijing, Hutong, Temple of Heaven and Peking Opera

New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easygoing pace on this full day, small group tour. Save hours spent researching what to see and where by taking this tour which visits some of the city's many well-known attractions. Witness one of China's most iconic cultural expressions at a impressive Peking Opera performance in Liyuan Theatre, visit Prince Gong’s Mansion is the best preserved mansion in China, stroll around Houhai Lake, Hutong and visit a China's ancient sacrificial building - Temple of Heaven. 1.Shop around the most fashionable fancy shopping malls in the Wangfujing Pedestrian Street 2.Lunch and dinner are included, with vegetarian options available 3.Your guide can answer all your questions about the city on this small group tour 4.Explore Wanfujing, Houhai, and other buzzing, locals-frequented areas 5.Transport around the city is provided, starting with a pick-up at your hotel
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$273.00
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$273.00
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3-hour Peking Duck Dining Experience plus Peking Opera Show or Kungfu show Entertainment

3-hour Peking Duck Dining Experience plus Peking Opera Show or Kungfu show Entertainment

Discover Beijing’s signature dish at the heritage restaurant Quanjude Roast Duck then follow up with VIP seats at a show for an authentically Chinese night out. Savor duck roasted over fruit tree wood and sliced at your table, then choose between the Peking opera performance at Liyuan Theatre and the Legend of Kung Fu show at Red Theatre. Needless to say, your evening includes private round-trip hotel transfers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.00
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$208.00
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Beijing Private Tour including Mutianyu Great Wall, Beihai Park & Peking Opera

Beijing Private Tour including Mutianyu Great Wall, Beihai Park & Peking Opera

Beijing is the best destination to admire the Great Wall and culture of China. We will see the highlights around Beijing. Appreciate the profound history and the amazing natural scenery at the Mutianyu Great Wall. Stroll around Beihai Park, admire the imperial architecture, views and explore different effects of mountain-water combinations in ancient Chinese architectures. In the evening, enjoy an impressive Peking Opera performance at Liyuan Theatre 1. Climb the Mutianyu Great Wall and enjoy the amazing natural scenery 2. Cable car up and toboggan down are included to save your time and energy 3. Lunch is included, with vegetarian options available 4. Learn about local insights, history, and geography from your guide 5. Transport around the city is provided, starting with a pick-up at your hotel
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$314.00
Price varies by group size
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$314.00
Price varies by group size

Beijing Opera Night Tour with Private Transfer and Optional Seats

Beijing Opera Night Tour with Private Transfer and Optional Seats

Have a relaxing and memorable evening while travelling in Beijing, experience the traditional Beijing Opera at Liyuan Theater, enjoy comfortable private round-trip transfer service and assistance of local English-speaking tour guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.94
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$86.94
Taking safety measures

Beijing Night Tour- Peking Opera with Transfer

Beijing Night Tour- Peking Opera with Transfer

UNESCO has recognized Peking Opera, a unique blend of dance, singing, mime, and acrobatics, as a vital piece of humanity’s heritage, and the Liyuan Theater offers perhaps Beijing’s most accessible shows. Experience it with ease on this convenient package. Besides second-class tickets to the evening show, your tour includes one-way transfers from over 30 downtown Beijing hotels.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.30
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$35.30

Iconic Sights of Beijing - Full Day Private Tour

Iconic Sights of Beijing - Full Day Private Tour

New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easygoing pace on this full-day small-group tour. Save hours spent researching what to see and where by taking this tour which visits some of the city's many well-known attractions. Witness one of China's most iconic cultural expressions at a impressive Peking Opera performance in Liyuan Theatre, visit Prince Gong’s Mansion which is the best preserved mansion in China, stroll around Houhai Lake, Hutong, and visit a China's ancient sacrificial building - Temple of Heaven.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$273.00
Price varies by group size
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$273.00
Price varies by group size

Private Beijing Peking Opera Night Show with PRIVATE hotel pick-up and drop-off

Private Beijing Peking Opera Night Show with PRIVATE hotel pick-up and drop-off

Beijing’s signature art form, Peking opera blends singing, dance, and martial arts with fabulous costumes and live music. Experience it at the Liyuan Theatre, Beijing’s favorite Peking opera house, on this convenient private package, available in a range of seating options. Private transfers can save hours compared to larger group tours where drivers often stop at several different hotels en route.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.49
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$86.49
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Beijing Evening Show: Peking Opera, Kungfu, Acrobatic or Gold Mask Dynasty Show

Beijing Evening Show: Peking Opera, Kungfu, Acrobatic or Gold Mask Dynasty Show

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If you’re looking for a hassle-free and fun evening of entertainment in Beijing, this is the perfect option. Enjoy the flexibility of being able to select the type of show that interests you—choose from Peking Opera, Kungfu, Acrobatics, or a Gold Mask Dynasty Show. You won’t have to worry about booking transport in advance, as a hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Once you get to the theater, you’ll avoid long lines at the entrance by having your show tickets provided.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.00
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$62.00
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Beijing Evening Opera Show with Hotel Transfers

Beijing Evening Opera Show with Hotel Transfers

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Enjoy a classic Beijing opera on this 3-hour evening experience, including hotel transfers. Travel to Beijing’s Liyuan Theatre, and experience this 18th- and 19th-century art form, with richly dressed artistes performing opera, song, music, and stunts in the best opera tradition. Be impressed by the stylized performances and characters, and the acrobatic fights and dances that depict a historical Chinese event or folk tale. Central Beijing hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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$35.00

Beijing Opera Night Show Bus Tour

Beijing Opera Night Show Bus Tour

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Enjoy a one-of-a-kind cultural outing in Beijing when you attend an evening performance of traditional Chinese opera. Meet your group directly at your local hotel; climb aboard an air-conditioned coach and head to the Liyuan Theatre. Upon arrival, settle in and get ready for the show. The performance showcases traditional Chinese opera, complete with opulent costumes and immersive storytelling; lively acrobatics and English-language subtitles are also part of the show. At the end of the evening, return directly to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.34
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$53.34

Private Tour: Shichahai, Nanluoguxiang and Peking Opera with Peking Duck Dinner

Private Tour: Shichahai, Nanluoguxiang and Peking Opera with Peking Duck Dinner

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Enjoy a memorable night out in Beijing on this private 5-hour evening tour, including hotel pick-up. After dining on delicious Peking duck at a local restaurant, prepare to be entertained as you witness a spectacular Peking Opera performance. See the history of China brought to life through a dazzling cultural display, including live music, martial arts and traditional dance. Finally, soak up the lively atmosphere of Beijing by night with a stroll past the bars and cafés of Nanluoguxiang Alley, and through historic Shichahai.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Beijing Private Tour: Pearl Market, Peking Opera Show and Duck Dinner

Beijing Private Tour: Pearl Market, Peking Opera Show and Duck Dinner

If historic sights are not for you, see a different side of Beijing on this private tour. Master the art of haggling with help from your private guide at Pearl Market; savor an authentic Beijing duck, sliced razor-thin at your table by the chef; and wrap up with a night of Beijing opera at Liyuan Theatre. Your tour includes door-to-door round-trip private transfers: Upgrade for VIP seats at the opera.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.00
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$188.00
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Beijing Night Tour Of Peking Opera Show Including Private Transfer

Beijing Night Tour Of Peking Opera Show Including Private Transfer

Enjoy an enriching night out in Beijing at a Peking Opera performance, and take part in a centuries-old Chinese cultural tradition. VIP tours include pre-booked admission tickets for an evening show, plus door-to-door transfers from your Beijing hotel in a comfortable, private vehicle. Souvenir photos are available to purchase on-site at an additional cost.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.00
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$103.00
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5-Hour Private Peking Opera Tour With Peking duck dinner

5-Hour Private Peking Opera Tour With Peking duck dinner

Spend your amazing evening time by the Peking duck dinner and opera show, which is impressive experience trying famous Peking opera show and duck dinner from Beijing.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00
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Private Night Tour of Beijing: Peking Opera with Peking Duck Dinner

Private Night Tour of Beijing: Peking Opera with Peking Duck Dinner

Spend an enjoyable evening in Beijing experiencing a delicious Peking duck dinner in a local restaurant and the amazing night show: Peking Opera. Both the restaurant and theater are frequented mainly by locals, so this will be an authentic experience to explore real Beijing. Tour includes tasty Peking duck dinner in the local restaurant, Peking Opera tickets , an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.00
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$206.00
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Private Beijing Night Show and Late Dim Sum Dinner

Private Beijing Night Show and Late Dim Sum Dinner

Go on a night out on the town with this 4-hour night show and dim sum dinner experience in Beijing, including round-trip transport. Choose the show you want to go: Chinese Acrobatic show, Kungfu Show, Golden Mask Dynasty Show or Peking Opera. Afterward, pop into a local restaurant and enjoy an array of delicious dim sum dishes. This private night tour including private tour guide, show tickets, and dinner.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.00
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$168.00
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Peking Opera Show and Peking Duck Diner Private Transfers

Peking Opera Show and Peking Duck Diner Private Transfers

Enjoy your night life for 2 activities : Peking Duck dinner(Own expense) and Peking opera show at Liyuan Theater (Ticket included) . Door to Door pick up and drop off with private English speaking driver service . Include Peking opera show tickets and different option can be chosen for your different budget.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Peking Opera Show with Private Driver Service Include Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

Peking Opera Show with Private Driver Service Include Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

English speaking driver service with hotel pick up and drop off ( Hotel location within 4th ring road) , pick up time flexible based on hotel location , include Peking opera show tickets . Different option tickets can be chosen for your different budget.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.00
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$64.00
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Liyuan Theatre hours of operation: Daily performance: 7:30-8:40pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Liyuan Theatre can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 34 Liyuan Theatre tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Liyuan Theatre costs USD 23.59. Guided Liyuan Theatre tours start around USD 23.59 per person. See all 34 Liyuan Theatre tickets and tours on Viator.