Beijing Shadow Play Show & Craft in a Traditional Courtyard

Cultural & Theme Tours in Beijing

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Shadow Play is an ancient Chinese traditional folk art, which old Beijingers call the "donkey shadow shadow". In 2011, Shadow Play was selected to be part of the Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This activity is held in an ancient courtyard with a professional shadow opera theater to show you the traditional repertoire. After the show concludes, you can meet the Shadow Play master and try your turn as a shadow opera artist and personally experience the charm of shadow play.
This specific shadow play opera has 19 years of experience in mastering their show. The play incorporates a classic traditional repertoire as there are traditional and modern performance techniques for show. The Play contains two acts and will last about 30 minutes in total. Learn more about the shadow play at the end of the show where you can go to the back to see how it is performed and where you will also be available to learn from the shadow master.Shadow Painting Course Option: At the end, you can participate in the shadow painting painting course, the shadow master will explain the cultural background of the shadow play, teach you shadow shadow play skills, and assist with you to color the materials into your own original work of art.Shadow play show begins every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 20:00 pm and lasts half an hour. Shadow play show and coloring class after the show lasts one hour and a half.The venue of the show is NO. 24, Song Shu Jie, Xicheng District, Beijing. It is the location of Beijing Shichahai Shadow Play Theme Hotel. In Chinese it is: 北京市西城区松树街24号 什刹海皮影主题酒店。

What’s included

  • Shadow Play Show
  • Shadow Painting Course
  • Shadow Coloring Figurines
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off

What’s not included

  • Whatever is not mentioned in the itinerary or inclusions
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