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.