The best stage shows in Beijing this August

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

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
Whether you want to relax, broaden your cultural soul or simply escape the heat 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 screenings of well-known plays, we bring you all the classical music, opera, theatre and musical extravaganzas that the city offers this August.

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.

Kinky Boots

Critics' pick

Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, with music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this Tony Award-winning musical is fabulously sassy, dazzling and uplifting. nspired by true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of a struggling shoe factory in Northampton. When factory owner Charlie Price has a chance encounter with drag queen Lola, he's inspired to create a line of sexy heels for transvestites in order to help save the family business.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 24-30 Aug Buy tickets

La Sonnambula

Critics' pick

The NCPA brings Bellini's world-famous La Sonnambula to Beijing this August with the soaring, majestic melodies that accompany Amina's saddened heart. 

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie Every day except Thursday