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in an alley beside 35 Dongmianhua Hutong, 东棉花胡同35号 · interesting places nearby
Pénghāo Theatre information
Students from the nearby drama academy sometimes perform here, in this small informal nonprofit theatre, tucked away down a narrow, unnamed alleyway between Dongmianhua Hutong and Beibinmasi Hutong. The venue, which doubles as a cafe (drinks only), is enchanting, and has some lovely rooftop seating areas, shaded by a 200-year-old tree which slices through part of the building.
Performances are mostly modern drama, and are sometimes (but not always) held in English as well as Chinese. Check the website for details. Some English spoken.