The best stage shows in Beijing this April

The best theatre, dance and classical music in Beijing this April

Daniil Trifonov plays with the Cleveland Orchestra on Fri Apr 12
Whether you want to relax, broaden your cultural soul or simply escape the cold for a few hours, we have you covered with our pick of the best stage shows taking place in Beijing this month. From blockbuster musicals to world-famous plays, we bring you all the classical music, opera, theatre and musical extravaganzas that the city offers this April.

Events disappear from this page as they pass, so if you're looking at a sparse page you missed the boat [sad face]. But come back next month for another glut of events to keep you entertained.

Valery Afanassiev

Critics' pick

Valery Afanassiev, a Russian pianist, writer and conductor, won the Concours Reine Elisabeth piano competition in Belgium in 1970 as well as the Bach Competition in Germany in 1968. Since then, he's continued to make a name for himself around the world, partnering with some of classical music's greatest players.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 21 Apr Buy tickets

Chang Jing

Critics' pick

Guzheng (Chinese zither) artist Chang Jing collaborates with vocal artist Si Yang, percussionist Shi Lei and flautist Zhang Di to present a night of traditional Chinese music in a crossover rendition.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 21 Apr Buy tickets

Malakhov & Friends

Critics' pick

Vladimir Malakhov and friends head to the stage to perform excerpts from well-loved ballets including La EsmeraldaThe Nutcracker and Don Quixote, as well as modern, minimalist pieces such as Absence of Story and Oblivion.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 29-30 Apr Buy tickets

Mozart Piano Quartet

Critics' pick

Paul Rivinius (piano), Mark Gothoni (violin), Hartmut Rohde (violin) and Peter Hörr (cello) make up the Mozart Piano Quartet. Known internationally for their modern takes on classics, the quartet brings the greats alive once more with rousing renditions.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 30 Apr Buy tickets
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