Top ChoiceChinese Opera in Chengdu

Shǔfēng Yǎyùn

This famous century-old theatre and teahouse puts on excellent 1½-hour shows that include music, puppetry and Sichuan opera's famed fire breathing and face changing. Come at around 7.15pm to watch performers...

Top ChoiceLive Music in Chengdu

NU Space

This combination cafe, bookshop, gallery and performance space at the head of delightfully hip Kuixinglou Jie makes a nice stop to unwind after the overenthusiastic crowds of Wide and Narrow Alley, or to get...

Chinese Opera in Chengdu

Jinjiang Theatre

Mixed-performance shows with modern stagecraft are held daily at this renowned opera theatre. The performances are very polished but do lack something of the grit and charm of simpler venues. Drop in an hour...

Live Music in Chengdu

New Little Bar

This small publike venue is the place in Chengdu to catch live local bands; they play most Fridays and Saturdays, and occasional weekdays, usually from 8pm. Live music carries a cover charge of ¥15 or more,...