Mei Lanfang Grand Theatre (梅兰芳大剧院)

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32 Pinganlixi Dajie

This building on the west side of the city covers three storeys and has 1,035 seats to accommodate the huge audiences expected to fill it.

The modern theatre was built specifically for Jingju and houses a bronze sculpture of Mei Lanfang in the centre of the lobby.

Elsewhere is a sculpture of Emperor Tang Minghuang, the so-called ‘father of Chinese Opera', who organised and trained the first opera troupes.

Performers used to pray to the sculpture for good luck before stepping on stage. Also in the theatre is a painting of Guan Yu, the Martial Art God played in Jingju. Guan Yu represents bravery, honesty, sincerity and filial piety; all performers who play this character traditionally bathe before the show as a sign of respect.

A step-by-step guide to booking tickets online is available here.

Venue name: Mei Lanfang Grand Theatre (梅兰芳大剧院)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun
English address: 32 Pinganlixi Dajie, Xicheng district
Chinese address: 西城区平安里西大街32号
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