Sichuan Opera In Chengdu

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Tour Information

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  • Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Show starts at 8pm
  • Departure Details :
    Shufeng Yayun Teahouse *(please click "View additional info" for map to the theater)
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Swap sopranos for fire-breathing acrobats at the Sichuan Opera, a one-of-a-kind cultural performance at Chengdus Shufeng Yayun Teahouse. Youll be glued to your seat for 1.5 hours as you watch acrobats, dancers, and puppets in acts that include a face-changing mask spectacle. Depending on your preferences, you might upgrade for better seats and snacks to go with your included Sichuan tea. For the VIP treatment, opt for a Chinese massage, for an ear-grooming session, or to dress up in show costume with makeup for a photograph!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choice of seating available

Know More about this tour

Hail a taxi (own expense) and make your way to Shufeng Yayun Teahouse located in Chengdu Culture Park. All entrance tickets include Sichuan tea service at bamboo tables and chairs, and you can upgrade to add light snacks. If youve chosen VIP seating, enjoy a chair massage or get your ears cleaned (a traditional teahouse service) before the show, or take the opportunity dress up in an opera costume and makeup for a photo after the show. (See descriptions of each VIP option in Itinerary below.)
When it's time to take your seat, turn your attention to a lively 1.5-hour show that fuses acting, acrobatics, puppetry, folk music and dancing. The Sichuan Opera derives its subject matter from Chinese classical novels, legends and folk tales. Several distinct acts Changing Faces, Spitting Fire and Rolling Light feature dazzling sets and costumes that celebrate Southwestern Chinas performing and fine arts.

During Changing Faces, perhaps the most popular routine, the actors quickly switch between different masks to portray characters personalities as the drama develops. Spitting Fire is a literal act that's distinctive of Sichuan Opera; it's also a performance that elicits oohs and ahhs from the crowd. Rolling Light involves a performer acting out a variety of routines like jumping over a bench or dancing with a fan, all the while balancing a bowl lit with fire on his head!

Other highlights include The Beauty of the World, a stick puppet show about a fairy infatuated with human life, and an act featuring shadow puppets that draws from an ancient folk art.

Hop on a taxi after the show to make your way back to your hotel.

Itinerary:

VIP Upgrade:
When you arrive at the theater, choose one of three options: a massage, ear grooming, photo opportunity in costume or puppet experience.
Massage:As you sit at your seat, relax as you receive a head and shoulder massage before the show begins!
Ear Grooming:Get your ear cleaned by a professional ear groomer — a traditional service that typically takes place at a teahouse or theater.
Costume Photo:After the show, head backstage to see how the traditional Sichuan opera mask is applied as you dress up in costume. Then pose for your photograph!

Inclusions

  • Admission ticket
  • Tea service
  • Massage, ear-grooming, photo opportunityin costume orpuppet experience (Choose 1 item from above, VIP option only)
  • Light snacks (A-Class option only)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip taxi service to theater
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket will delivered to your hotel's front desk for pickup prior to the day of the show

It is recommended to allow 30-40 minutes for taxi ride

Instructions to the taxi driver will be included with your tickets. Before departing make sure to ask your hotel's front desk to write out the name and address of your hotel in English and Chinese, or take along the hotel's business card to facilitate an easy return trip

Taxi fare is not included in this tour

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