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Puppetry for the old and young alike! With this Chinese shadow show in Beijing, you'll discover a more than 2000-year-old tradition. A perfect plan for the whole family!

Puppetry for the old and young alike! With this Chinese shadow show in Beijing, you'll discover a more than 2000-year-old tradition. A perfect plan for the whole family!

Chinese Shadow Show

The Chinese shadow show will take place at the Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel at 8 pm. The show will last for 30 minutes, split into two acts, and will be performed in English. But, what really is a shadow show?

Also known as a shadow play show, or a shadow puppetry show, this is a very popular type of performance in Asian countries such as Cambodia, Malaysia, India, Thailand and, of course, China. It is a spectacular form of theatre acted by colourful silhouette figures made from leather or paper, accompanied by music and singing which narrate Chinese history and legends.

This is such an incredible art form, that in the year 2011 in was inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity​. There is no doubt that it deserves this recognition; you'll have never seen anything quite like it! Plus, after the show you'll have the chance to meet the puppeteer and, with his help, you'll learn about how this show is performed and you'll even get to try it for yourself.

This wonderful experience will, unfortunately, come to an end at 9 pm. 

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Covid-19 Measures

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Duration

1 hour.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Tickets to the Chinese shadow show.

When to book?

You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel

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