Laoshe Tea House

Laoshe Tea House

Laoshe Tea House

Founded in 1988, Lao She Tea House was named after Mr. Lao She, a famous artist in China, and Tea House, one of his famous novels. With service area of more than 2,600 square meters, the teahouse provides an antique-flavor, Beijing-styled environment, where you can watch wonderful performances by celebrities from folk arts and drama on any given day while enjoying famous tea, palace snacks as well as traditional Beijing flavor state. Numerous celebrities and more than 2 million Chinese and foreign tourists have visited Lao She Teahouse since it was founded. It has been a window for exhibiting the national culture and a bridge that connects China with the world.

Tourists' Review about Laoshe Teahouse

I paid 380Rmb for a front row seat and it was a good value because I believe I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much being farther..I am not tall :)

Laoshe Tea House

Laoshe Tea House

Starts at 7.50 until 9pm. The performances are just enough for you to enjoy but not get bored :)

It has probably almost everything that you would like to see for a typical chinese performance show:
1) art of pouring tea - there's a graceful way done in the theme of each of the four season; and there's kung fu style pouring of tea
2) acrobatic show - I was sooo scared and amazed
3) chinese opera
4) changing of the masks
5) chinese dance of 3 lovely (lovely!) ladies

Laoshe Tea House

Laoshe Tea House

6) chinese song sang by a performer
7) kung fu
8) magic show
9) chinese play with sword fight - sooo cool!
10) orchestra concert using traditional chinese musical instruments

There are snacks and refillable tea provided during the show. I would advise not to have dinner during the show..you wouldn't want to take your eyes off stage :)

How to get there

Address: No.3, Qianmen West Street, Xuanwu District, Beijing

Transportation: Take bus routes 5, 10, 110, 120 and take off at Qianmen stop, or take subway Line 2 and take off at Qianmen station.

Opening hours: 9:00-1:00