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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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US$40.00
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US$40.00

3-Day Private Tour of Beijing UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Peking Duck+Show

3-Day Private Tour of Beijing UNESCO World Heritage Sites with Peking Duck+Show

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Join an expert guide for a private tour of Beijing’s most fascinating destinations and UNESCO Sites, from the Forbidden City to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. With a private guide to take care of the details, you can focus on exploring Beijing history, culture, wildlife, and cuisine, hassle-free. This three-day private tour includes all transport by private vehicle, meals and entrance fees per itinerary, and daily hotel transfers, and it’s the perfect way to experience Beijing at its most remarkable.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$508.00
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US$508.00
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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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US$62.00
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US$62.00
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Beijing Opera Night Show

Beijing Opera Night Show

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When visiting Beijing, be sure to experience a Peking Opera performance, a classical art form that was originally created more than 150 years ago for the entertainment of the Qing emperors. Taking in this highly stylized opera production is a quintessential Beijing experience. The opera features intricate vocals, movement, costuming and face makeup, and the opera tradition continues to be popular with Chinese audiences. Your tour includes admission tickets, and pickup and drop-off from your Beijing hotel.
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  • 2 hours
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US$48.21
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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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US$58.00
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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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US$35.00
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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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US$26.00
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US$26.00

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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US$291.20
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US$291.20
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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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US$86.94
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US$86.94
Taking safety measures

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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US$178.00
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US$178.00
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Beijing Opera Liyuan Theatre Ticket

Beijing Opera Liyuan Theatre Ticket

Head to the Liyuan Theatre for the best Beijing Opera. Experience an entertaining Chinese traditional Opera Night. Unique culture experience with beautiful costumes, singing, Face Make Up watching and a lot of more. A Spectacular Show amaze both for adults and kids alike.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
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US$45.00
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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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US$80.00
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US$80.00
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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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US$208.00
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US$208.00
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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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US$180.00
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US$180.00
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Liyuan Theatre Beijing Opera Ticket with Hotel Transfer

Liyuan Theatre Beijing Opera Ticket with Hotel Transfer

Head to the Liyuan Theatre for the best Beijing Opera. Experience an entertaining Chinese traditional Opera Night. Unique culture experience with beautiful costumes, singing, Face Make Up watching and a lot of more. A Spectacular 1h Show amaze both for adults and kids alike.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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US$80.00
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Beijing Opera Liyuan Theatre Ticket with Peking Duck Dinner

Beijing Opera Liyuan Theatre Ticket with Peking Duck Dinner

Head to the Liyuan Theatre for the best Beijing Opera. Experience an entertaining Chinese traditional Opera Night. Unique culture experience with beautiful costumes, singing, Face Make Up watching and a lot of more. Savor a delightful Peking Duck Cuisine. An unforgettable evening both for adults and kids alike.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125.00
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US$125.00
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BIG DISCOUNT Peking Opera show tickets with PRIVATE hotel transfers - no waiting

BIG DISCOUNT Peking Opera show tickets with PRIVATE hotel transfers - no waiting

Promotion in 2019&2020! all show seats will be arranged at cental part & near the stage for you! ● Service Including: Your hotel transfer by private car, discount acrobatic show tickets. Comfortable & Safe ! ● Pick up and Drop off is included in the quotation. you will not wait for bus tour to pick up each guest at each hotel to waste around 1 hour on the way, and you will not wait for taxi. It is not easy to take taxi in rush hours. Enjoy the show at leisure with best safe service. ● No additional charge during the trip! ● Seats limited, Book Today.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.07
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US$43.07
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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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US$334.94
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US$334.94
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Beijing Evening Tour Of Peking Opera Show With Private Transfer

Beijing Evening Tour Of Peking Opera Show With Private Transfer

With a history dating back at least 300 years, Peking opera is one of China’s most treasured performance arts—a potent blend of dance, drama, opera, and acrobatics. Experience it in style, with private transfers to and from your hotel and a guide to keep things running smoothly, on this convenient package.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106.00
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US$106.00
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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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US$291.20
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US$291.20
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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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US$206.00
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US$206.00
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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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US$103.00
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US$103.00
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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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US$77.00
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US$77.00
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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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US$168.00
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US$168.00
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What are Liyuan Theatre hours of operation?
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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.
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Should I book Liyuan Theatre tickets in advance?
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit Liyuan Theatre 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Liyuan Theatre costs USD 26.00. Guided Liyuan Theatre tours start around USD 26.00 per person.
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