Beijing Cultural Activities: Shadow Play Show

Visit a professional Shadow Opera Theater while enjoying a traditional repertoire of Shadow Puppetry.

Visit a professional Shadow Opera Theater while enjoying a traditional repertoire of Shadow Puppetry. Meet the Shadow Master after the Show and participate in an optional Shadow Painting Course (Additional Cost for Painting Course).

Shadow Play or Shadow Puppetry is an ancient Chinese traditional folk art, which old Beijingers call the 'donkey shadow shadow'. In 2011, Shadow Play was selected to be part of the Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

This activity is held in an ancient courtyard that houses a professional Shadow Opera Theater that has been running for almost 20 years. The address is Beijing Shichahai Shadow Play Theme Hotel, at 24 Song Shu Jie, Xicheng District, Beijing.

The activity incorporates a classic traditional repertoire, as there are usually traditional and modern performance techniques. Show runs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 20:00 pm; it contains two acts and lasts about 30 minutes in total. Once finished, you can meet the Shadow Play master and try your turn as a shadow opera artist to personally experience the charm of shadow play.

There is an additional extra option to learn how to paint the Shadows. In this activity the shadow master will explain the cultural background of the shadow play, teach you shadow play skills, and assist with you to color the materials into your own original work of art. The activity starts after the Shadow Play and last for around one hour.


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Operating Hours

Show Starts at 08:00pm, please arrivae 10 mins before the starting time. 

Optional Painting Course starts at 08:30pm

What You Get

  • Shadow Play Show
  • Shadow Painting Course (If option is selected)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Additiona Information
  • Please arrive to the Venue: Beijing Shichahai Shadow Play Theme Hotel at least 10 minutes before the show starts
  • Address: Beijing Shichahai Shadow Play Theme Hotel, at 24 Song Shu Jie, Xicheng District, Beijing. (Chinese Address: 北京市西城区松树街24号 什刹海皮影主题酒店)
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