Acrobat Agility in Downtown Beijing

Acrobat Agility in
Downtown Beijing

Acrobatic performances still have an important place in Chinese society. Once a form of entertainment
for the chosen few, theatres such as the Chaoyang Theatre are now home to highly skilled
professionals that will dazzle you until the curtain closes.

WHY THIS TOUR?

A source of entertainment for centuries, acrobatics has been a part of Chinese history as much as its famous landmarks. The first stories of this form of entertainment refer to a performance that celebrated victory over the enemies of the Yellow Emperor, Huangdi, in the Wuqiao district, some 300 km south of Beijing. Up until today, this region still is tightly connected to a more martial arts form of acrobatic and often hosted in festivals events.

The spread of this art is due to its value to amaze its audiences from young to old, it quickly descended to be an entertainment for the ordinary folks, and it is continually sustained and nurtured by the commoners into the fascinating Chinese acrobatics of today. This institution is one of the leading shows around in the country, dazzling audiences with death-defying stunts that may include juggling of large porcelain urns, martial arts, balancing of bowls, umbrellas or stacked chairs, rope walking, pole climbing and plate swirling.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Acrobat Agility in Downtown Beijing

19:00 - 21:00

At around 7 pm, your driver and guide will be ready to drive you to the Chaoyang Theatre, which is located on the East third ring road of Beijing. Established in 1984, the theatre covers an area of 3,000 square meters including a hall and three movie halls, it is now the permanent home of the city’s original Acrobatic Show.

In 1986 it was assigned by Beijing Municipality as the fixed place for tourism performance and was designated as the National Cultural Advanced Unit by Ministry of Culture of People’s Republic of China. To meet the growing demand of the market, the theatre put forward a notion of ‘Acrobatics World’ to enrich the contents. In the past 20 years or so, it has received more than four million foreign audiences and has been in charge of tens of safeguards of important people who visited there, such as presidents, various dignitaries and the officers from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

This is one piece of entertainment that must not be missed by the young and old on a visit to Beijing. These skilled performers are trained at a very young age to become the centre of attention and where one can see breath-holding acrobatics, some of which can be so demanding in the timing and balancing skill that it is almost on the verge the impossible. A mesmerizing evening, filled with stage images, music, choreography and costumes backed up by props and professional light-and-sound technology. After this thrilling evening, you will be transferred back to your downtown hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • An evening tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description. Seating is based on standard seating
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Beijing. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District and both Beijing’s International Airports are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We regret that we cannot guarantee in any way, confirmed pre-seating for this show. The final seating arrangement will be determined on spot.
  • There are very limited places reserved for wheelchair-bound guests; the management of the show will do all possible to provide a place for wheelchair users.
  • Photography and video may be prohibited during the performance; use of flash or infrared lights may interfere with the safety of the performers. Please ensure that you follow the guidelines from the management prior to entering the theatre.
  • Bag searches upon entering the theatre may be conducted.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • The guide will not attend this evening’s performance, as per regulations from the theatre management.

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