The best stage shows in Beijing this November

The best theatre, dance and classical music in Beijing this November

Roberto Bolle and Friends perform Nov 10-11
Whether you want to relax, broaden your cultural soul or simply escape the cold for a few hours, we have you covered with our pick of the best stage shows taking place in Beijing this month. From blockbuster musicals to world-famous plays, we bring you all the classical music, opera, theatre and musical extravaganzas that the city offers this November.

Events disappear from this page as they pass, so if you're looking at a sparse page you missed the boat [sad face]. But come back next month for another glut of events to keep you entertained.


Critics' pick

Sassy musical Chicago is set in the 1920s, Prohibition-era Windy City, telling the story of rival vaudevillian murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart and their battle to avoid death row while simultaneously striving for the fame they oh so desire. See the stage show right here in Beijing this November. 

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 1-18 Nov Buy tickets

TNT Theatre: Macbeth

Critics' pick

This full-blooded production unleashes the vital power of Shakespeare's dark masterpiece, blending a highly physical style, a well-integrated musical score and a dynamic interpretation of the Shakespearean verse that has generated enthusiasm from audiences and critics alike.

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Beijing Longfu Theatre , 47 Longfusi Street Dongcheng Beijing Beijing 15-17 Nov Buy tickets

Daniel Barenboim & Staatskapelle Berlin

Critics' pick

With almost 450 years of history and tradition under its belt, Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. Daniel Barenboim will lead the Staatskapelle Berlin, which he has been in charge of many years, to bring the complete set of Brahms' symphonies to the Beijing audience, as well as the symphony's of Schubert and Beethoven.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 18-20 Nov Buy tickets

Feathers of Fire

This cinematic shadow play depicts the tenth century Persian epic Shahnameh by Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist, Hamid Rahmanian. Made into a shadow play by Larry Reed, this live performance aims to expose its audience to a broader view of the world and teach them about the history of civilisation.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 21 Nov - 25 Dec Buy tickets