The mighty 200-year-old Huguang Guild Hall is the site of this museum, dedicated to one of the capital’s greatest cultural exports – the shrill and spectacular Peking opera. Inside the hall is the museum itself, a small but busy room that documents the history of both the building and the artform through photographs, newspaper clippings, and costumes. But the main event is the actual theatre, a stunning space that to this day continues to stage opera performances.
Don’t miss The rather beautiful theatre itself – plan your visit around the performance schedule (6.30-7.30pm daily; tickets from 150RMB).
Estimated time 30 minutes.
English provisions Captions limited; shows are in Chinese but have short translations between acts.