The best shows in Beijing this January

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

January's here, and with it comes a host of shows to enjoy on one of the many stages around Beijing. Whether it's classical music, opera or stage productions that are your jam — or all of them — we've got you covered with our picks of the best shows taking place this month.

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.

The Merry Widow

Critics' pick

The upbeat operetta about a young widow with a huge inheritance

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 18-21 Jan Buy tickets


Critics' pick

An austere monk attempts to convert a beautiful courtesan to Christianity

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 2-6 Feb