Sanlitun & Chaoyang entertainment

Spectator Sport in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Workers' Stadium

One of Mao's '10 Great Buildings' erected in 1959 to mark a decade of the People's Republic of China, the Workers' Stadium was built to hold 80,000 people, and staged several Mass Games here during the early days, w…
Cinema in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Broadway Cinematheque MOMA

The closest Beijing has to a genuine art-house cinema. Regular mini-festivals cover various genres as well as the usual Hollywood blockbusters. Find it inside the stylish MOMA residential compound, along with cafes …
Acrobatics in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Chaoyang Theatre

Beijing's premier acrobatic show is a rapid-fire fiesta of youthful acrobats, gymnasts, contortionists and daredevils, who between them pull off some heart-in-the-mouth stunts. The theatre itself has seen better day…
Cinema in Sanlitun & Chaoyang


Conveniently situated in the basement of the Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping mall, this swish multiplex usually shows at least one or two English-language releases.
Classical Music in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

Poly Theatre

Modern theatre venue that hosts a range of performances, including ballet, musical theatre, drama, classical, opera and Chinese folk music. Check the website for listings (Chinese only).