Performing Arts in Sūzhōu

Píngtán Museum

The Píngtán Museum puts on wonderful performances of píngtán, a singing and storytelling art form sung in the Sūzhōu dialect. Two-hour shows are at 1.30pm daily.
Chinese Opera in Sūzhōu

Kūnqǔ Opera Museum

This place puts on performances of kūnqǔ at 2pm on Sundays.
Live Music in Sūzhōu

Garden of the Master of the Nets

From March to November, music performances are held nightly from 7.30pm to 9.30pm for tourist groups at this garden. Don’t expect anything too authentic.
Chinese Opera in Nánjīng

Lányuàn Theatre

Kūnqǔ (昆曲), an extant form of Chinese opera originating from Jiāngsū, is staged at this small theatre every Saturday evening at 7.15pm. There are English subtitles and tickets are between ¥120 and ¥150.