Sichuan Culture Opera Show in Chengdu

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From $20.52

48 reviews   (4.27)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Swap sopranos for fire-breathing acrobats at the Sichuan Opera, a one-of-a-kind cultural performance at Chengdu’s Shufeng Yayun Teahouse. You’ll 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!

What's Included

Light snacks (A-Class option only)

Massage, ear-grooming, photo opportunity in costume or puppet experience (VIP choose 1 from above)

Opera ticket

Tea service

What's Not Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • It is recommended to allow 30 minutes for taxi ride
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • It is recommended to allow 30 minutes for taxi ride
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Shu Feng Ya Yun Sichuan Opera
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 you’ve 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 China’s 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.

• Admission Ticket Included


Mesmerised from the start
aoifes878, 09-08-2022
Fantastic and interesting show! There was a great atmosphere at the show and the acts were of great variety!
Fun for everyone
Terresa_C, 05-05-2021
Awesome experience - fun for my whole family. We each had different things that we came away enjoying the most. We got VIP tickets and sat front and center - we also enjoyed the preshow massage and shadow puppets.
Very entertaining time, performances I've never seen before.
Adventure98343, 03-10-2020
Very entertaining. The combination of acts is a great introduction of the various types of performances of this area. My two favorites were the hand-puppet, with the ribbon twirling, and the shadow puppets. Third place would be the face changers, although the comedy routine with the Sichuan couple was also great.
If you're going to go, spend the extra bucks and get the A-class or VIP tickets, which includes the choice of snacks, ear cleaning, or costume wearing. I recommend the costume wearing wholeheartedly, that was a blast for our party of 4. Note also that A class and VIP seats are five seats around a table, versus B and C seats being seats on a long table.
Diverse experience .... Many acts
JoelK382, 25-02-2020
The diversity of acts - music, mask changing, Chinese tales, singing, many instruments. etc. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the setting.
Entertaining variety show
LBTravels1992, 16-06-2021
Great little variety show with a flavour of Sichuan culture and talent.
The atmosphere is relaxed and you are served tea on your own table (with endless refills).
The only complaint would be the heat and no AC, but there is a bamboo fan provided (if you don't mind fanning your wrist to death).
The host gives a small introduction to each act, including an English translation, which is thoughtful and helpful.
Overall, there is much talent on display, and I would definitely recommend this experience.

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