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Where to Go to See Acrobatics in Beijing




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With a history of more than 2000 years, acrobatics is a very important feature of Chinese culture and Beijing presents a great variety of theatres in which it is possible to admire this form of art that has evolved over the centuries.  Here are some suggestions.
Chaoyang Theatre
The Chaoyang Theatre, built in 1984, is probably the most famous place to go to see acrobatics in Beijing. Located in the Chaoyang District, this 3000m2 theatre hosts the “The Flying Acrobatic Show”, a performance that includes traditional lion dancing, fire stunts and contortion acts, all of which will leave you breathless. At the end of the performance, it is also possible to buy a DVD of the show to relive this unforgettable experience. 
Chaoyang Theatre Acrobatic Show
Chaoyang Theatre   鏈濋槼鍓у満
Address: 36 North East Third Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Show Time: Daily, 15:50/17:30/19:00
Tickets: Starting from 280RMB
Reservation: Via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via phone call at +86 13552527373 (English)
Dongtu Theatre
“Star Dream” is the name of the show performed daily at the Dongtu Theatre by China National Acrobatic Troupe. This performance, with many award-winning acts, includes a great variety of traditional Chinese music, dance, opera and martial arts, presenting the charm of Chinese acrobatics at its best. Founded in 1950 under the supervision of Zhou Enlai, the China National Acrobatic Troupe is the first National Performing Art Troupe established by the central government of China, bringing year after year more and more talents on the stage.
Dongtu Theatre Acrobatic Show
Dongtu Theatre   涓滃浘鍓у満
Address: 85 Jiaodaokou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Show Time: Daily, 17:30/18:30
Tickets: Starting from 180RMB
Reservation: Via phone call at +86 1064042764

The Heaven and Earth Theatre
The China National Acrobatic Troupe also performs at The Heaven and Earth Theatre, in the Dongcheng District. Here, the so-called “Dream Team of Chinese Acrobatics” displays experimental performances, together with the Stars of Tomorrow Art Group. In the Heaven and Earth Theatre you will be amazed by the emerging talents of the China National Acrobatic Troupe and their acrobatics, aerial acts, farces and martial arts. The program of shows presented at the theatre is generally released one month prior to the event.
Acrobatic Show at The Heaven and Earth Theatre
The Heaven and Earth Theatre 澶╁湴鍓у満
Address: 10 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Show Time: Daily, 19:15/20:30
Tickets: Starting from 180RMB
Reservation: Via phone call at +86 1064169893
Beijing Red Theatre
Originally known as Chongwen Worker’s Cultural Palace Theatre, the Red Theatre has been renewed and now specializes in traditional Chinese performances. Currently on stage is “The Legend of Kung Fu”, performed by the China Heaven Creation International Performing Arts, which will surprise you with amazing acrobatics, dances and, of course, the best martial arts in Beijing. 
“The Legend of Kung Fu” at the Red Theatre
Beijing Red Theatre   鍖椾含绾㈠墽鍦
Address: 44 Xingfu Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing
Show Time: Daily, 7:30/8:45
Tickets: Starting from 280RMB
Reservation: Via phone call at +86 10 6714 2473
For all the above mentioned theatres, it is also possible to buy discounted tickets in advance at


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