Sichuan Culture Opera Show in Chengdu


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Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: China, China

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

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






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