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National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Tours

National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA)
The unmistakable National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) sits immediately to the west of Tiananmen Square and the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing. This oval structure is made from thousands of titanium plates combined with sheets of glass and is surrounded by an artificial lake, which from afar gives the appearance of a giant egg floating on the water. This appearance has earned the building the nickname, ‘The Giant Egg.’

The National Center for the Performing Arts houses three separate yet connected performance venues, including the Opera House, the Concert Hall, and the Theater Hall. The center hosts national and international classical music performances, as well as opera, ballet, and traditional Chinese dance performances.

Practical Info

To reach the National Center for the Performing Arts, take a Line 1 subway train to Tiananmen West and use Exit C. There is an underground passage from here directly to the venue. The center is closed on Mondays but open throughout the day from Tuesday to Sunday for general visits. Tickets for specific shows can be purchased at the ticket office at the north gate.
Address: 2 W Chang'an Ave, Xicheng, Beijing, China
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Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts Admission Ticket

Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts Admission Ticket

If you’ve got an interest in impressive architecture, then Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts is a must-visit site. This entrance ticket means you’ll be able to explore the center in your own time without feeling rushed. See magnificent artificial lakes, The Opera House, The Concert Hall, and The Theater too.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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US$6.45
From
US$6.45

Beijing Private Night Tour: See Beijing when It's Illuminated

Beijing Private Night Tour: See Beijing when It's Illuminated

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To truly experience a city as vast as Beijing, it pays to have a private guide and vehicle. Delve deep below the surface on this intimate night tour, which comes in two distinct flavors, old and new. The old-world version delivers hutong, a food street, the ancient city wall, and Forbidden City views. The modern tour focuses on contemporary landmarks such as the “Giant Egg” and Central TV Tower.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$110.00
Price varies by group size

Beijing Architecture Tour with Dim Sum

Beijing Architecture Tour with Dim Sum

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Learn about Contemporary Architecture, Design and Culinary art. Check off the Top 6 world class buildings, Beijing Olympic Stadium(Bird Nest), Galaxy Soho, Beijing Moma Condominiums, CCTV Building, Giant Egg and Daxing International Airport(Giant Phoenix). Eat delicious Dim Sum and Potstickers lunch. Private guide for a more personalized experience. Hotel pick up and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$200.00
Price varies by group size
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US$200.00
Price varies by group size

6-Hour Beijing Modern Architectures Private Tour

6-Hour Beijing Modern Architectures Private Tour

Beyond Beijing’s historical highlights, discover another side of the Chinese capital on this modernist architecture-themed itinerary. Set off directly from your local hotel, and explore with just a private guide for company. You’ll visit the National Centre for the Performing Arts (known as the Giant Egg) and the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall, and will admire numerous other city highlights, from the Beijing National Stadium (the Bird’s Nest) to the CCTV Headquarters and more.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$133.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$133.00
Price varies by group size

Small-Group Beijing Illuminations Night Tour

Small-Group Beijing Illuminations Night Tour

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View Beijing’s lights as darkness falls on this 3-hour sightseeing tour by minivan. Admire illuminated Tiananmen Square and the floodlit Bird’s Nest stadium, stop for photos by the egg-shaped National Theatre, and view the CCTV building and skyscrapers of the Central Business District. On route, experience some of the city’s liveliest quarters, and visit a night market to try local street snacks (own expense). This small-group tour includes central Beijing hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$68.00
From
US$68.00

Beijing Night Tour with King's Joy Luxury Vegetarian Dinner

Beijing Night Tour with King's Joy Luxury Vegetarian Dinner

Enjoy your tasty vegetarian dinner and relax in the delightful ambiance at luxurious King's Joy restaurant. Immerse yourself in the wonderful night views of Beijing, grand Tiananmen Square and the enchanting National Center for the Performing Arts; look upward at the “big Pants”-China Central Television Headquarter and the Olympic Park. This ultimate night tour will have you missing this country for years to come.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$338.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$338.00
Price varies by group size

Beijing Vegetarian Luxury Food Tour

Beijing Vegetarian Luxury Food Tour

Listen to melodious instrument performance as enjoying exquisite dinner in a luxurious restaurant: the King's Joy restaurant, specializing in trendy vegetarian food. Have a Beijing night tour of several exciting lighted buildings: grand Tiananmen Square and the enchanting National Center for the Performing Arts; look upward at the “big Pants”-China Central Television Headquarter and the Olympic Park. This ultimate night tour will have you missing this country for years to come.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$359.27
Price varies by group size
From
US$359.27
Price varies by group size

Beijing Self-Guided Audio Tour

Beijing Self-Guided Audio Tour

This is the Self-Guided Audio Tour of Beijing around Tiananmen Square. Be mesmerized by the sensational sights of Tiananmen Square. See where China’s great leader lies in state, other great works of Communist architecture, a distinctive performing arts center, and a highly unusual museum. Some of the locations you will have the opportunity to visit include: The Monument to the People’s Heroes The National Museum of China China Numismatic Museum Chang’ an Avenue The Forbidden City An unforgettable experience not to be missed. Also see remarkable gates, and the fascinating home of generations of Chinese royalty, with thousands of rooms. Your tour. Your way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$15.71
From
US$15.71
Taking safety measures

Private Night Sightseeing Tour of Beijing

Private Night Sightseeing Tour of Beijing

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Watch Beijing light up for the night on a nighttime sightseeing tour of China’s capital city. Travel with a private guide in a comfortable vehicle to see Tiananmen Square, and admire the dramatic architecture of the National Centre for the Performing Arts, CCTV headquarters and Beijing National Stadium. Explore a maze of food stalls at the Donghuamen Night Market and Wangfujing Night Market; discover some great local bars around Houhai Lake, and check out the colorfully lit Central Business District shopping centers.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$98.00
Price varies by group size
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US$98.00
Price varies by group size

Private Layover Beijing Night Tour

Private Layover Beijing Night Tour

Enjoy Beijing City with Illuminated lights. Admire the Contemporary Architecture &Design of Beijing. Check off the Top 4 world class buildings, Beijing Olympic Stadium(Bird Nest), Galaxy Soho,CCTV Building, Giant Egg. Private guide for a more personalized experience. Airport pick up service is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$150.00
Price varies by group size
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US$150.00
Price varies by group size

Beijing City Lights at Night

Beijing City Lights at Night

Enjoy Beijing City with Illuminated lights. Admire the Contemporary Architecture &Design of Beijing. Check off the Top 4 world class buildings, Beijing Olympic Stadium(Bird Nest), Galaxy Soho,CCTV Building, Giant Egg. Private guide for a more personalized experience. Hotel pick up and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$120.00
Price varies by group size

Beijing Flexible Layover Night City Tour with Round Airport Transfers

Beijing Flexible Layover Night City Tour with Round Airport Transfers

Don’t waste your evening Beijing layover at the airport: instead, discover the city’s after-dark highlights on a nighttime, private city tour. Meet your guide directly at the airport, hop in your private vehicle, and head into the city. Pick from numerous possible itineraries: see the National Center for the Performing Arts and Tiananmen Square; go for a rickshaw hutong tour and visit a night market; enjoy traditional roast duck and dumplings (food own expense); and more. At tour’s end, return to the airport or your hotel.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$176.00
Price varies by group size
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US$176.00
Price varies by group size

4-Hour Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Haidilao Hot Pot Dinner

4-Hour Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Haidilao Hot Pot Dinner

There's nothing quite like spending a magical evening in Beijing. On this private 4-hour evening tour, you will delight in seeing the amazing city sights all aglow. Prior to scouring the city in search of the city's illuminated beauties, experience Haidilao Hotpot who are famous for its hospitality as it is for its authentic Sichuan cuisine, beside its delicious food, you will enjoy their noodle show – an energetic waiter will pull noodles right at your table. Highlights during your panoramic tour include CCTV building, Birds Nest, Water Cube, The Place Mall, National Theatre and Tiananmen square. Finally, enjoy a stroll around the handsome Houhai Lake area. Hotel pickup within the 5th ring road and transport by private vehicle are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$148.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$148.00
Price varies by group size

Private Beijing By Night: Illuminated tour with Spa treatment

Private Beijing By Night: Illuminated tour with Spa treatment

Rather than wandering aimlessly, experience the majesty of Beijing at night on a custom tour with private guide. Pick and mix from a smorgasbord of attractions, such as a walk from the National Center for the Performing Arts to Tiananmen Square, then close with your choice of massage or facial package. Perfect for anyone whose body is still adjusting to Beijing time—and for any lover of the city lights.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$168.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$168.00
Price varies by group size

Private Beijing Night Walking Tour with Flag Lowering Ceremony at Tiananmen Square

Private Beijing Night Walking Tour with Flag Lowering Ceremony at Tiananmen Square

Admire Beijing’s top attractions as their evening lights switch on with this 2-hour walking tour. With your private guide, head for Tiananmen Square to watch its famous, sunset flag-lowering ceremony. View the vast square and historical buildings, and see other landmarks including the egg-shaped National Theatre, Qianmen Old Shopping Street, and Wangfujing Church. Plus, delve into the night market and street food haunts around Wangfujing Street, learning about daily life in the city as you go.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.20
Price varies by group size
From
US$53.20
Price varies by group size

Beijing Private Night Tour

Beijing Private Night Tour

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See the sights of Beijing at night during this 3-to-4-hour tour, including round-trip transport. First venture to the Wangfujing Food Market, and explore exotic food items, such as scorpion, snakes, silk warms, and grasshoppers. Then visit Qianmen Street, the National Center for the Performing Arts, and the Olympic Green park. End your tour in the Houhai Lake area, which is known for its awesome nightlife, and choose to stay in that area or go back to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$98.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$98.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Beijing Private Night Walking Tour: Qianmen Street, Tian'ammen Square and Wangfujing Street

Beijing Private Night Walking Tour: Qianmen Street, Tian'ammen Square and Wangfujing Street

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Watch Beijing come to life at night on this 3-hour private walking tour of the city’s must-see attractions. Travel with your private guide and your group of up to 15 people after dark to see landmarks like the National Theatre and Tiananmen Square light up. Learn about each site from your guide as you go to gain insider knowledge about the city’s top attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.00
Price varies by group size
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US$56.00
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Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Traditional Flower Arranging Experience

Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Traditional Flower Arranging Experience

On this private 4-hour evening tour, you will delight in seeing the amazing city sights all aglow. Prior to scouring the city in search of the city's illuminated beauties, explore the Beijing Business District and experience the art of Chinese flower arrangement at a hands-on class in the personal studio. Highlights during your panoramic tour include CCTV building, The Place Mall, Wangfujing Snack Street, National Theatre and Tiananmen square. Hotel pickup within the 4th ring road and transport by private vehicle are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$172.80
Price varies by group size
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US$172.80
Price varies by group size

2-Day Mutianyu Great Wall Tour from Beijing with Forbidden City, Tiananmen

2-Day Mutianyu Great Wall Tour from Beijing with Forbidden City, Tiananmen

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Enjoy a private 2-day tour to explore the highlights of Beijing. Take a round-trip cable car up and down the Mutianyu Great Wall. Appreciate the magnificent architectural style of the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. An experienced driver and a professional guide will offer you a high-quality service.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$339.20
Price varies by group size
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US$339.20
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Mongolia Hot Pot Dinner in Hutong

Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Mongolia Hot Pot Dinner in Hutong

Beijing is an exciting city at all times of day, but the Chinese capital truly comes alive at night. Get a peek at landmarks illuminated in glittering lights and customize your evening tour with multiple destination options, from Tiananmen Square to the bars of Houhai Lake. Tours end with an exclusive visit to a centuries-old Hutong and a personalized dinner at a local Mongolian Hot Pot restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$128.00
Price varies by group size

Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Chinese Ink and Brush Painting Experience

Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Chinese Ink and Brush Painting Experience

Join this 4 hour Beijing night tour to visit the city during the evening hours which providing an easy way for you to see famous landmarks lit up after dark. In additional, you will spend 1 hour with a master to learn the traditional Ink and Brush Painting in the personal studio. Travel by the illuminated attractions such as the Tian'anmen Square, Wangfujing Street, National Theatre, The Houhai Lake, The CCTV Building and The Place Mall with Huge LED TV screen roof. Listen to commentary about the city and its history as you go. Hotel pickup within the 4th ring road and transport by private vehicle are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$166.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$166.00
Price varies by group size

Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Traditional Chinese Brick Extension Workshop

Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Traditional Chinese Brick Extension Workshop

This Beijing night tour takes you through the city during the evening hours, providing an easy way for you to see famous landmarks lit up after dark. In additional, you will spend 1 hour with a master to learn the traditional art of brick extension in the personal studio. Travel by the illuminated attractions such as the Tian'anmen Square, Wangfujing Street, National Theatre, The Houhai Lake, The CCTV Building and The Place Mall with Huge LED TV screen roof. Listen to commentary about the city and its history as you go. Hotel pickup within the 4th ring road and transport by private vehicle are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$166.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$166.00
Price varies by group size

Private Beijing Night Tour including Din Tai Fung Dinner

Private Beijing Night Tour including Din Tai Fung Dinner

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See Beijing when it sparkles at night! Take a night tour to watch the attractions come to life through lights and color. Traveling by your a private vehicle, visiting all the famous attractions including The Tian'anmen square, National Centre for the Performing Arts, CCTV headquarter, Beijing National Stadium, Wangfujing Night Food Market and the Houhai lake area. End your day with a delicious meal of mouth-watering Xiao Long Bao (steamed dumplings) at the top-rated Din Tai Fung. English speaking tour guide, round-trip private transportation, dinner at Ding Tai Fung all included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$166.00
Price varies by group size
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US$166.00
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Tibetan Dining Experience at Makye Ame plus Beijing City Night Tour

Tibetan Dining Experience at Makye Ame plus Beijing City Night Tour

Combine Beijing cuisine with the city’s neon-lit nightlife on a private 4-hour night walking tour including dinner. Sample Tibetan specialties such as roasted lamb ribs and pickled radish at the critically acclaimed Makye Ame restaurant, watch an all-singing all-dancing performance over dinner, and then customize the itinerary of a Beijing sightseeing tour according to your interests. Choose to explore Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), the hutongs of Houhai Lake, or the Wangfujing Street, famed for its street food stalls. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.    
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$148.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$148.00
Price varies by group size

4-Hour Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Authentic Chinese Dinner on Hutong Street

4-Hour Private Illuminated Beijing Tour with Authentic Chinese Dinner on Hutong Street

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Under the cloak of darkness, Beijing transforms into an illuminated wonderland. This private 4-hour tour allows you to experience the Chinese capital by night and includes an authentic meal from a restaurant of your choice. See Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), the Back Lakes (Hou Hai), and Beijing National Stadium lit up and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$128.00
Price varies by group size
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US$128.00
Price varies by group size

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) 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 35 National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) costs USD 6.45. Guided National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) tours start around USD 6.45 per person. See all 35 National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) tickets and tours on Viator.
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