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Beijing Traditional Opera Museum

the opera stage in Beijing Traditional Opera MuseumChina is a home for more than 300 local operas, among them Peking Opera is the most popular and regarded as the national opera of China. For Peking Opera lovers, a visit to Beijing Traditional Opera Museum will definitely leave a deep knowledge and impression about the Opera of Peking. So, make a list of your short visit to this museum during vacation in Beijing. 

Overview about Beijing Traditional Opera Museum
Beijing Traditional Opera Museum located in the Huguang Guildhall Chamber at Hufangqiao in Xuanwu District. The Huguang Chamber, is the place where visitors who interest about Peking Opera can get details and its history. It was first established on Jiaqing 12th Year of Qing Dynasty, which includes a series building like big opera tower, Xiangxian Memorial Hall, Wenchang Pavilion, Baoshang Hall, Chuyuan Hall, etc.

Beijing Traditional Opera Museum itself was built and officially opened to the public on September 6, 1997. The exhibition hall of Beijing Traditional Opera Museum displays precious treasure of traditional opera documents, cultural relics, pictures and audiovisual materials. The basic exhibition of the traditional museum is "Beijing Traditional Opera Brief History". It displays Beijing traditional opera developing history that mainly focused on Beijing Opera.

The exhibition works also display the precious collecting works like "The Teacher Recognizing Picture" of the Beijing opera masters, Wang Yaoqing and Mei Lanfang, the costume of martial actor master, Yang Xiaolou and etc. In additional, the old design Peking Opera theater stage is also the highlight of this museum. With its old style and design, it has a background decorated with phoenix, dragon, and peony patterns. Its seat are in the front, right and left side of the stage which are can hold a total of more than 1,000 audience members at a time.

How to Get Beijing Traditional Opera Museum
By Bus:
Take bus Nos. 6, 14, 15, 25, 102 or 105, get off at Hufangqiao station.
Address: No. 3, Hufang Road, Beijing
Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm every day except Monday
Tickets: 10 RMB 
Ticket for Opera: 100-380 RMB including tea and imperial pastries at evening
Ticket Order: 010- 63518284, 63510019 63529134

Beijing Traditional Opera Museum Tour
It is a great pleasure to watch the spectacular performance and enjoy the tea in Daxilou after you have an understanding of the history of Beijing traditional opera during your Beijing Traditional Opera Museum Tour.