Shǔfēng Yǎyùn

Top choice chinese opera in Chengdu

This famous century-old theatre and teahouse puts on excellent 1½-hour shows that include music, puppetry and Sìchuān opera's famed fire breathing and face changing. Come at around 7.15pm to watch performers putting on their elaborate make-up and costumes. For ¥50 to ¥100, kids (and adults) can try on garb and have a costume artist paint their face.

You can also buy tickets at its newer venue just outside the park's east gate, which also offers shows for very large tour groups.