Lao She Teahouse
Zhèngyáng Gate Arrow Tower
The southernmost of Qiánmén's (前门) two gates is the picturesque Zhèngyáng Gate Arrow Tower. Unlike it's twin Zhèngyáng Gate , it can't...
Qianmen, aka Front Gate, actually consists of two gates. The northernmost of the two gates is the 40m-high Zhèngyáng Gate (正阳门城楼;...
The northernmost of Qiánmén's (前门) two gates is the 40m-high Zhèngyáng Gate. It dates from the Ming dynasty and was the largest of the...
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3rd fl, 3 Qianmen Xidajie; 前门西大街3号3层 · interesting places nearby
Lao She Teahouse information
Lao She Teahouse, named after the celebrated writer, has daily and nightly shows, mostly in Chinese, which blend any number of traditional Chinese performing arts. The evening performances of Peking opera, folk art and music, acrobatics and magic (7.50pm to 9.20pm) are the most popular. But there are also tea ceremonies, frequent folk-music performances and daily shadow-puppet shows.
Prices depend on the type of show and your seat. Phone ahead or check the schedule online. Look for two stone lions guarding the front of the building.