Guangzhou Opera House

Guangzhou Opera House is one of the landmark buildings on the Guangzhou New Central axis. It is located in the Tianhe Central Business District, in a quadrant with the Guangdong Provincial Museum, Guangzhou Library, and Children’s Palace.

The opera house is not only a destination for performances but also a famed architectural attraction. It was designed by the late British Iraqi designer Zaha Hadid. The Guangzhou Opera House has no vertical columns, no vertical walls, and an irregular geometric design, which makes the appearance of the “stone” twisted and inclined. There are 64 faces on the outer surface, 41 corners, and 104 ridgelines.

Guangzhou Grand Theatre covers an area of ​​42,000 square meters, with a construction area of ​​73,000 square meters and a total building height of 43.1 meters. It has an Opera Hall (1,687 seats), Experimental Theater (443 seats), and Contemporary Art Museum, and three rehearsal halls. It is home to the Guangzhou Grand Theatre Children’s Choir and Guangzhou Grand Theatre Children’s Ballet.

You can explore the interior on its open days being every Saturday, Sunday, national statutory holiday between 9:30-16:30. Entry ticket price is 30 RMB for adults.

Of course, you can also enjoy any of the regular performances which include local and international talents. You can see their schedule of events here: http://en.gzdjy.org/

Getting there: You can take the metro line 3 or line 5 to Zhujiang New Town Station (Pearl River New Town Station) and walk around 5 mins. Or take the APM line to Grand Theatre Station.

Attractions nearby: Guangdong Provincial Museum, Guangzhou Library, Childrens Palace, Haucheng Square (Flower City Square), GZ Twin Towers, and even more in the wider CBD area.

Nearby hotel picks: There is a lot of upmarket accommodation in this area, my picks are the amazing five-star Four Seasons Hotel which occupies the 74th to 98th floors of the Guangzhou IFC tower or the new five-star Rosewood Hotel located within the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre.

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  • CN Name: 广州大剧院
  • Website: http://www.gzdjy.org/
  • EN Address: 1 Zhujiang W Rd, Tianhe Qu, Guangzhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
  • CN Address: 广东省广州市天河区珠江西路1号

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