The best stage shows in Beijing this September

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

Whether you want to relax, broaden your cultural soul or simply escape the heat 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 September.

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

Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical Cats is set in a larger-than-life junkyard playground that's home to a variety of feline characters. With spectacular sets, breathtaking choreography and of course, the hit song 'Memory', Cats is a musical like no other.

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Century Theatre (世纪剧院) , 40 Liangmaqiao Lu 22 Sep - 07 Oct Buy tickets


Critics' pick

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energising beats in Stomp, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.

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Poly Theatre (保利剧院) , 14 Dongzhimen Nan Dajie 26 Sep - 05 Oct Buy tickets