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.

Mariinsky Ballet: Swan Lake

Critics' pick

Swan Lake, the treasure of the Russian Classical Ballet, forms the basis of the classical ballet repertoire of the Mariinsky Theater. More than a hundred years ago, it was choreographed by Marius Petipa and is considered to be a hallmark of the Mariinsky Ballet.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 20-22 Sep

Paul Lewis

Critics' pick

Lewis' interpretations of piano works by Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide. He comes to the NCPA this month performing pieces from his central European classical repertoire.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 20 Sep Buy tickets

Cats

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

Platform K+K Vienna

Critics' pick

Ever since its foundation in 2009 and its first concert in Vienna’s Musikverein, Platform K+K Vienna has breathed new life into unknown or rarely heard pieces of music. The platform idea refers to the artistic mobility and flexibility regarding instrumentation that the chamber music ensemble is trying to create and to preserve.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 23 Sep Buy tickets

Mariinsky Ballet: La Bayadère

Critics' pick

The much-acclaimed Mariinsky Ballet comes to Beijing this September with their famous La Bayadère. Created by Marius Petipa in 1877, La Bayadère is one of the world's most loved ballets. The ballet tells the story of the love between Nikya, a temple dancer (bayadère), and Solor, a warrior.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 23 Sep Buy tickets

Stomp

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

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