Sìchuān entertainment

Top Choice Chinese Opera in Chéngdū

Shǔfēng Yǎyùn

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…
Chinese Opera in Chéngdū

Jǐnjiāng Theatre

Mixed-performance shows with modern stagecraft are held daily at this renowned opera theatre. The adjoining Yuèlái Teahouse, a local favourite, holds wonderfully informal performances on its small stage on Saturdays…
Live Music in Chéngdū

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 wound u…
Live Music in Chéngdū

New Little Bar

This small publike venue is the place in Chéngdū 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, dependin…
Theatre in Lángzhōng

North Sìchuān Shadow Puppetry

A fifth-generation family of puppeteers put on fun, informal 20-minute performances of north Sìchuān shadow puppetry in a tiny open-air courtyard. Shows are performed for audiences of two or more. It’s a couple of d…
Live Music in Kāngdìng

Kāngdìng Guōzhuāng

While this lively restaurant/bar overlooking People's Sq is a solid choice for a tea during the daylight hours, it truly comes into its own with live music nightly from 9.30pm. A note of caution, however: this is be…