The best events to book on Time Out Tickets right now

The best concerts, films, comedy shows and more on Time Out Tickets

With amazing stage shows, bands, DJs, artists and so much more happening in Beijing for you to enjoy, we're making it a bit simpler for you by rounding up the best tickets you can get right now.

For all the excellent events making their way to the capital, make sure you take a look at our picks and book them, right here, right now. It really couldn't be any easier.

Sport

Music

Virgin Suicide

Critics' pick

With nothing to do with the novel or movie of a similar name, Virgin Suicide is a Danish band with sunny vibes and no death-riddled mysteries. With influences from bands such as the Smiths, the Cure and Slowdive, the indie-pop band brings dreamy melodies to the stage with a warmth and sweetness that leaves your body tingling.

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Omni Space (疆进酒) , 9 Tianqiao Nandajie 22 Nov Buy tickets

Secret Garden

Critics' pick

The Irish-Norwegian winners of Eurovision 1995 come to Beijing this December with a heartfelt concert sure warm the winter nights. The duo specialises in new instrumental music, with Fionnuala Sherry as violinist and singer and Rolf Løvland as composer, arranger and pianist. 

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Beijing Exhibition Center , 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie 12 Dec Buy tickets

Things to do

The Forbidden City

Established in 1925, the Palace Museum is located in the imperial palace of the consecutive Ming and Qing dynasties. The magnificent architectural complex, also known as the Forbidden City, and the vast holdings of antiquities of the imperial collections make it one of the most prestigious museums in China and the world. 

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Forbidden City (故宫) Every day except Monday Buy tickets

Flying lessons at the Great Wall

Learn how to pilot an SR20 while soaring over stunning Beijing landscapes. During your 15 minute lesson, a flight instructor will teach you how to takeoff, ascend, dive, hover, circle and descend. Students can also customise the whole flight and how much they want to control the plane.

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Beijing Badaling Airport , 1 Hangkong Lu, Badalingzhen (八达岭镇航空路1号 ) Yanqing Beijing Beijing 12 Jan - 31 Dec Buy tickets

Beijing Ghost Tour

Why do Chinese zombies bounce? Who hanged himself next to Emperor Chongzhen behind the Forbidden City? And why is the ghost of the tragic Bell Tower Lady always saying thank you? In order to learn the answers to all these questions and many more, sign up for Beijing’s first ever ghost tour and explore the haunted hutongs around Prince Gong’s Palace.

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Newman Tours Beijing 13 Nov - 31 Dec Buy tickets

Stage

Feathers of Fire

This cinematic shadow play depicts the tenth century Persian epic Shahnameh by Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist, Hamid Rahmanian. Made into a shadow play by Larry Reed, this live performance aims to expose its audience to a broader view of the world and teach them about the history of civilisation.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 21 Nov - 25 Dec Buy tickets

Mozart, L'Opera Rock

Critics' pick

Original songs and Mozart classics combine in this dazzling show that follows a dramatisation of Mozart's life, exploring the music and the man that became immortal. Original songs include 'Le bien qui fait mal' ('The good thing that hurts') and 'Tatoue-moi' ('Tattoo me'), using the composer's melodies with a passionate rock twist.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 22 Feb , 23-24 Feb Buy tickets

The Lord of the Rings in Concert

Critics' pick

The Lord of the Rings comes to Beijing in concert with The Fellowship of the Ring performed first. Howard Shore's majestic scores are brought to life by China's National Opera House Symphony Orchestra, creating the soaring, thrilling vistas of Middle Earth through music while scenes from Peter Jackson's award-winning film play behind. 

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Beijing Exhibition Center , 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie 18-19 Dec Buy tickets

Alexander Markov + Tian Jiang

Critics' pick

Internationally celebrated violinist Alexander Markov has been hailed as one of the world’s most captivating and versatile musicians. He's joined in Beijing by Tian Jiang, an internationally renowned pianist recognised for his signature colours in sound and over-the-edge thrilling virtuosity. 

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Beijing Comedy Theatre (北京喜剧院) , 11 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie 25 Dec Buy tickets

The National Symphony Orchestra of Belarus: New Year Concert

Critics' pick

The National Symphony Orchestra of Belarus is one of the oldest institutions in the former Soviet Union, founded in April 1927. Thanks to its outstanding qualities, the Orchestra has been invited to Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Lebanon, France, Switzerland and many other countries for great concert tours. The repertoire of the orchestra’s performances include both opera and symphonic concerts.

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The Forbidden City Concert Hall , Inside Zhongshan Park, 4 Zhonghua Road (中华路4号中山公园内) Xicheng Beijing Beijing 02 Jan Buy tickets

Tap Dogs

Critics' pick

This Aussie tap-dancing crew breathe new life into a time-honoured genre by mixing nimble feet with thumping live sounds. Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs returns to the stage with its trademark blend of live music and tap dance as you’ve never seen before.

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Poly Theatre (保利剧院) , 14 Dongzhimen Nan Dajie 27-31 Dec , 31 Dec Buy tickets

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